This is part of a year-long ‘Love for Local’ series called NB365: portraits of New Brunswick entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations. Huddle is a media partner with Love for Local. Today, we hear from Meaghan Seagrave Of BioNB in Fredericton.
WE ARE AN ECONOMIC IMPACT ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES CONCIERGE SERVICES TO START-UPS, ESTABLISHED COMPANIES, ASSOCIATIONS, RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS, AND GOVERNMENTS. WE ARE EXPERTS IN EVERYTHING BIOECONOMY-RELATED AND SUPPORT OTHERS BY MAKING CONNECTIONS AND HELPING TO TRANSLATE SCIENCE INTO BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES.
As a business support organization for New Brunswick, we take local very seriously. Not only has our team engaged in various charity initiatives, and serve as volunteer members of numerous local boards, we also make sure that the gifts and catering provided at our events are as local as possible.
We have seen more growth of science-based tech companies and the emergence of new technologies that address environmental sustainability. New Brunswick is home to well-established natural resource industries and these emerging agri-technologies, energy innovations, clean technologies, and climate mitigation solutions build on the foundations of our economy.
There have been many lessons for us during these days of Covid-19. Many of them revolve around how resilient and innovative our companies can be. The ability for bioscience-based companies such as LuminUltra and Organigram to pivot and provide products to the world such as Covid-19 test kits and divert ethanol from their production facility to create hand sanitizer for front line workers have shown that our community is innovative, agile, resilient and most of all, supportive.
Local businesses make a difference because they don’t just contribute to the growth and sustainability of our own economy, but also to the global economy. They showcase to the world that New Brunswick has what it takes to lead through innovation in a knowledge-based economy.