The Pond-Deshpande Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of New Brunswick (UNB) will act as a catalyst to advance innovation and entrepreneurship in New Brunswick by facilitating collaboration among entrepreneurs, young companies, and UNB students, faculty and alumni.
The center will work with UNB’s already established innovation and entrepreneurship programs to create courses and mentorship opportunities for students that will provide them with a sound foundation in technical and social entrepreneurship, and give them the opportunity to experience the entrepreneurial process and explore their possibilities for success.
The Pond-Deshpande Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UNB will also serve as a resource for new entrepreneurs to translate their ideas into companies, products or services. The cornerstone of the center is a grant process that will allow innovators to test their early stage ideas and prove their concepts. As the center grows and receives support, it is expected that its scope will broaden and reach will stretch beyond New Brunswick.
You can read more about this initiative at the Pond Deshpande Center site.