• R3 Innovation Awards

    R3 Innovation Award for Excellence in Applied Research

    Presented by NBIF
  • R3 Gala - Thursday, March 20

    Presented in partnership with CBC News New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation's (NBIF) R3 Gala Dinner celebrates the inventions of three of the province's top researchers. Hosted by Harry Forestell, host of CBC News New Brunswick, and Martine Blanchard from Radio-Canada Acadie, it is one of the most anticipated events of the year. At the dinner, three short documentaries will be screened about each innovator, plus a keynote address by Israel's Saul Singer, co-author of "Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle".

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    Dr. Rodney Ouellette

    Dr. Ouellette and his team at ACRI developed and commercialized a new test for detecting cancer. Using a small amount of saliva, blood or urine, the test can tell if a patient has active cancer cells in their body in 30 minutes. It can be done right in your doctor's office. Since then, they have discovered that the same technology can be adapted for a number of diseases. They are now in the process of developing a new device that, with one small sample, will be able to detect and report a variety of other illnesses as well. Video
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    Dr. Felipe Chibante

    A fullerene is a soccer ball shaped carbon molecule that absorbs and transmit solar energy. With a cost of $15,000 per kilogram, it's the most expensive component. In 2013, Dr. Chibante invented a new method for producing fullerenes for less than $5,000 per kilogram, which will make solar energy more accessible and affordable for the masses. Plus he's working on weaving fullerenes in clothing, plastic and other polymers so they can be used to generate electricity for everyday objects like cellphones, curtains, even clothing. Video
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    Dr. Kevin Englehart

    For many people today, prosthetic hands can only perform open/close and turning movements. To operate them, they have to learn how to voluntarily contract muscles in their arm to make it move. Dr. Englehart has turned that around with hardware and software that allows users to think about how they want it to move and it responds. It's an amazing leap that will impact the quality of life of millions of people. Plus, the way he is capturing and identifying which electrical impulse does what, as it fires from the brain, opens a whole new world for the development of machines that could enhance everyday human performance in countless ways. Video
  • Keynote Speaker

    Saul Singer

    Saul Singer's New York Times best-selling book, "Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle" addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel – a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old with no natural resources—produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful,and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada, and the UK? At a time when innovation has become the key to driving global economic recovery and growth, the authors show the myriad ways the world’s most dynamic “start-up nation” can inform New Brunswick’s successes. Drawing on examples from the country’s foremost inventors and investors, foreign policy insider Saul Singer describes how the country has created a society that uniquely combines both innovative and entrepreneurial intensity. Saul will show that there are lessons in Israel’s example that apply not only to New Brunswick, but also to individuals seeking to build a thriving organization. As the province reboots its can-do spirit, there’s never been a better time to look at a remarkable and resilient nation for some impressive, surprising clues.

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    Eventbrite - R3 Gala 2014

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