Innovators: Press Releases

ANNOUNCING NATI’S 2013-2014 EXPORT PROGRAM

by wade on December 2, 2013

NATI has announced the latest edition of the NATI Export Program.  The primary objective of this program is to support the international business development activities of advanced technology companies in Newfoundland and Labrador, and to provide them with opportunities to develop the skills needed for international business development.   The Export Program is one of NATI's flagship initiatives and provides tangible support for the NL advanced technology sector's growth. The Export Program was created in 2003 by NATI with the support of ACOA. Read more.

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WTO CITES “MORAL CONCERNS” UPHOLDS SEAL PRODUCTS BAN

by wade on December 1, 2013

(St. John's, NL, November 25, 2013) — Ottawa will appeal a World Trade Organization ruling that says aspects of Europe’s ban on imported seal products undermine fair trade but can be justified on “public moral concerns” for animal welfare.

While anti-sealing advocates say it’s a landmark victory that upholds the European Union embargo, the WTO points out inconsistencies that it wants fixed.
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CANADA TO FILE ARCTIC CLAIM THIS WEEK

by wade on December 1, 2013

(Halifax, NS, December 1, 2013)Some time this week, Canada is expected to make its case to the world to dramatically expand its boundaries by an area equivalent to the size of all three Prairie provinces.

Canada’s deadline is Friday to apply to a United Nations commission for exclusive rights to what is likely to be another 1.7 million square kilometres of Arctic seafloor. The application under the Convention on the Law of the Sea will be the culmination of a decade of work and more than $200 million in public money.
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JUDITH BOBBITT WINS RBC AWARD

by wade on November 29, 2013

TORONTO – NOVEMBER 27, 2013 – Women of Influence celebrated the recipients of the 2013 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto tonight.

The six award winners, representing the best of what the country has to offer, were recognized for their contributions to the local, Canadian, and global economies. Diane Francis, editor-at-large at the National Post, hosted the ceremony, which is now in its twenty-first year.   Read more.

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ENTREPRENEURIAL KICKSTART WITH NEW BUILD IN CANADA INNOVATION PROGRAM

by wade on November 29, 2013

(OTTAWA, Ontario, November 21, 2013) The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, today announced the fourth Call for Proposals for the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP), while welcoming hundreds of Canadian entrepreneurs at the inaugural startup.
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