Three of the province’s three largest economic development agencies – Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth Agency, Ignite Fredericton and 3+ Economic Development Corporation – are jointly encouraging New Brunswickers to support the amazing innovation happening in the province by attending the inaugural InnovateNB Celebration in Saint John on November 22, 2022.
“The economic development agencies in Fredericton, Greater Moncton, and the Saint John region are fully invested in collaborating for growth in our regions and New Brunswick as a whole. The InnovateNB Celebration is an important part of fostering innovation and growth by recognizing the effort and successes provincially,” says Larry Shaw, CEO of Ignite Fredericton.
The event is being hosted by TechImpact, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), the McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick, Propel and Envision Saint John and will offer a full day of programming including an industry trade show and recruitment showcase, round table thought leadership sessions and a “Meet the Investors” session with venture capitalists and other investors, capped off with the InnovateNB Awards celebrating New Brunswick’s most innovative organizations and solutions.
The event will rotate throughout the province every year helping to showcase the diversity of regions.
“Hosting signature events, like the InnovateNB Celebration, will help lift a region’s place brand, generate economic impact and instill pride of place for those living in the region,” says Paulette Hicks, CEO of Envision Saint John. “We are thrilled to be working closely with our colleagues across the province and the innovation network to celebrate the ingenuity of New Brunswickers.”
“New Brunswick has some of the most ambitious and industrious entrepreneurs. Through InnovateNB we want to connect and celebrate those innovators. Innovation is key to competitiveness, productivity, economic growth, creating good jobs, and making life better for all New Brunswickers,” says Susy Campos, CEO of 3+ Corporation.
For more information on the InnovateNB Celebration, including sponsorship, nominations, tickets, and opportunities to take part in the various events for individuals and organizations visit: InnovateNBCelebration.com