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Local companies turning heads with START[2020] nominations

Two local companies are among those named as finalists in START[2020], announced by IGNITE, the Nova Scotia Innovation Hub, and BioNB. Green Oil Solutions (https://greenoilsolutions.ca/) and Cultivated EcoSystems (https://cultivatedeco.ca/) are among the five nominated for START[2020], a partnership between IGNITE, The Innovation Hub, and BioNB to support sustainable innovation in Atlantic Canada and to highlight...

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IGNITE receives Canie Award for Social Innovation for the Atlantic Region

IGNITE Labs, a leader in rural innovation and entrepreneurship, have been awarded the CANIE Award for Social Innovation for the Atlantic Region. This award, presented by the Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation, is presented to organizations who have achieved excellence and innovation in social impact. Since IGNITE began, the organization has strived to create a vibrant...

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Community innovation at its best

‘Ignite-ing help for the frontline IGNITE Labs Inc. started a fire and MacGregor’s Industrial Group is helping to fan the flames. And it’s all in the name of community innovation and helping frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19. MacGregor’s Industrial Group is using 3D printing technology to make ear savers that attach to personal...

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Ignite on fire

STELLARTON — Ignite Labs’ Pictou County rural innovation hub is starting to hum. Two businesses are already operating at its location upstairs at the Dr. John Hamm Trades and Innovation Centre at the Nova Scotia Community College’s Pictou campus. The space provides low-cost office space and internet, equipment, meeting spaces and professional services to reduce...

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