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Innovation Week: A 5-day conference celebrating innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador

For Immediate Release
May 5, 2014 – St. John’s, NL

Innovation Week is a five-day series of events happening in St. John’s May 5th- 9th, 2014. The local business community, leading provincial industry associations and our public sector partners have come together with one common vision: to shine a light on the incredible innovation advances being made in Newfoundland and Labrador.

By bringing together startups, youth, business, and private and public partners, Innovation Week hopes to forge new connections and collectively raise the profile of our innovative endeavors. It will focus on furthering growth and developing new opportunities in sectors that include information technology, ocean technology, manufacturing, aerospace and defense, the green economy and more.

Scheduled events include StartupNL’s Fireside Chat and Demo Camp for entrepreneurs, the Youth in Technology (YIT) conference for 400 Grade 9 students, NATI’s Knowledge Summit, TEDxStJohns 2014 (Dis)Connect, Unconventional Conventions, the Innovation Outlook conference at Memorial University’s Bruneau Centre, and CME NL’s Manufacturing Productivity conference.

Details of each event can be found at http://www.innovationweek.ca/schedule/.

Innovation Week partners include:

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries (NATI)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA)
  • Aerospace and Defence Industry Association of NL (ADIANL)
  • Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) Association of NL
  • OceansAdvance
  • StartupNL
  • TEDxStJohns
  • College of the North Atlantic
  • Genesis Centre
  • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
  • The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development (IBRD)

For further information, please visit www.innovationweek.ca. You can also follow us on Twitter: @InnovateWeekNL.

Media Contact:
Dyanna McCarthy
Marketing and Business Development Coordinator, NATI
p: 709.757.3251
Dyanna@nati.net
www.nati.net

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