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UNB researchers adding a new dimension to ocean exploration

UNB Research

Posted: September 9, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Innovation & Commercialization , Research , Partnerships



University of New Brunswick researchers are joining forces with industry-leading companies to help develop a way of seeing ocean floor maps like never before: in three dimensions. Hydrospark is a new project funded by Canada’s Ocean Supercluster that uses mixed reality technology and three-dimensional visualization to explore subsea data remotely and realistically. UNB researchers Dr. Scott Bateman, associate professor of Computer Science and director of the Human-Computer Interaction...

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UNB researchers explore augmented reality and high-speed data to support first responders

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Posted: June 23, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research , Innovation & Commercialization , Accolades



A team of University of New Brunswick-affiliated researchers has recently won a 5G-focused event to develop and implement potential solutions to municipal issues using leading-edge network technology. The Fredericton Innovation Partnership/Rogers 5G BOOST Innovation Camp took place the week of May 31st, with the winning team announced following pitch presentations on Friday, June 4. Led by Dr. Scott Bateman, an expert in human-computer interaction who specializes in virtual and augmented...

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Meet Bernadette Fernandes, our new advanced manufacturing partnerships lead

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Posted: May 20, 2021 10:45:00 AM ADT

Category: Research , Innovation & Commercialization , Research Services , Partnerships



Meet our new advanced manufacturing partnerships lead Bernadette Fernandes Bernadette Fernandes was born in Paris and studied in Portugal, Spain and Canada; as a result, she speaks five languages. Her work and travel have brought her across five continents, where she has developed successful public-private engagements and collaborations across all sectors, igniting and accelerating business and economic growth. Through this, she has built up an impressive and extensive network of trusted...

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UNB research team awarded IBM CAS 2020 Project of the Year

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Posted: April 7, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research , Partnerships , Accolades , Innovation & Commercialization



University of New Brunswick students in the faculty of computer science and professor Dr. Kenneth Kent were awarded the 2020 Project of the Year Award by the IBM Center for Advanced Studies for Project 1035: OMR in Resource Constrained Environments (Embedded/ IoT/ Mobile OMR). The project is the second largest ever conducted by the Centre of Advanced Studies –Atlantic (CAS–Atlantic). The research team successfully enabled numerous existing, non-native applications to run on the...

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NSERC Alliance Grant supports UNB industrial research partnership in scaffolding

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Posted: March 30, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research , Innovation & Commercialization , Partnerships



Dr. Zhen Lei, a researcher at the University of New Brunswick, has been awarded $29,700 in funding for a collaborative research and development project to leverage digital technologies to improve construction project management. Dr. Lei is an assistant professor in the department of civil engineering, the OSCO Research Chair in Off-site Construction and scientific director of the Off-site Construction Research Centre (OCRC) at the University of New Brunswick. “This project allows us to...

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Where are they now? COVID-19 researchers update us on their progress

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Posted: March 26, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Innovation & Commercialization , Research , COVID-19



Around the world, researchers across all fields and disciplines continue to work on addressing the challenges, issues and implications of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic. Here at UNB, our own research community is part of that global movement.Last year, we introduced you to 13 new, funded COVID-19 research projects and their teams; now, with a full year of pandemic life behind us, we’re checking in to see what they’re working on and what they’ve accomplished. Dr. Anna...

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OCRC innovation director Brandon Searle featured on podcast

UNB Research

Posted: November 19, 2020 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: Innovation & Commercialization , Research



Each episode of Philosophie Group’s Fail Faster podcast series features a different leader in innovation technologies from around the world. Recently, our own Off-site Construction Research Centre (OCRC) Innovation Director, Brandon Searle, was invited to join them as an invited guest. In episode 79, “Who Will Build What’s Next,” Mr. Searle discusses how the OCRC uses new technologies to lead innovation in the construction sector, some of their recent projects and the...

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UNB's MAMCE partners to support community innovation.

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Posted: September 24, 2020 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Innovation & Commercialization , Partnerships , Research



UNB’s Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence (MAMCE) has partnered with Economic Development Greater Saint John (EDGSJ), with funding from ACOA, to help companies explore the value of 3D metal printing-based additive manufacturing. Through the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Challenge, Atlantic Canadian companies will be able to access expertise and funds to prototype innovative products, techniques and designs. “Advanced Manufacturing is a growing area of excellence...

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