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January 2018
Nova Scotia Business Inc. is pleased to share The Insider — our monthly newsletter featuring initiatives, events, missions, resources and stories about doing business in Nova Scotia, and around the globe.

Nova Scotia: Looking Ahead to 2018

What's inside: In this issue, we kick off the New Year, reflecting on 2017’s top reads where we discover common themes. Namely, technology and exporting are driving the success of Nova Scotia businesses, and the province is quickly becoming a sought-after location for innovation. We also ask Robert MacDonald, President and General Manager of Gidney Fisheries, and Smarter Spaces owners Colin Gillis and Dan MacIntosh to share business resolutions for 2018; two very different industries prioritizing the importance of adopting new technologies - which takes us to our article on Top Sector Trends. From ocean superclusters, to meeting global food demand, the driving determinant is technology. And on that digital note, Happy New Year from everyone at NSBI!
Featured Articles
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A Year in Review: NSBI's 2017 Top Reads
From selling maple syrup in Dubai, to real-time data disruption, to global technology creation, there are a few common threads running through 2017's top reads — namely, technology and exporting are driving the province's success, and Nova Scotia is quickly becoming a sought-after location for innovation.
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Talking to Clients: Business Resolutions for 2018
Over the past 12 months, we’ve seen exciting opportunities for Nova Scotia companies emerge. As we look forward to a new year and plan for what’s ahead, we asked some of our clients to share their new year’s resolutions for 2018.
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Top Sector Trends to Watch in 2018
From oceans to technology, from agri-food to digital media, take a peek at some of the exciting innovations, smart technologies and new ideas on the horizon this year in key Nova Scotia sectors. Read more »


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Upcoming Events
HALIFAX, CANADA
 January 29, 2018

CETA Seminar and Business Forum

Sector: Multi Sector

BOSTON, USA
 Feb. 25 - Mar. 1, 2018

New Exporter Education Mission to Boston
Sector: Multi Sector

BOSTON, USA
 March 11-13, 2018

Trade Mission to Seafood Expo North America 2018

Sector: Seafood

An Opportunity to Connect
Kidscreen Summit 2018
Kidscreen Summit is renowned as the kids entertainment industry’s most important annual event. In 2017, the conference welcomed nearly 2,000 attendees from more than 50 countries. Top executives attend Kidscreen Summit to take advantage of the year’s best business networking, and to engage in critical dialogue on issues that affect the industry. If you’re in Miami, Florida, February 12 -15, 2018, come check us out at the InterContinental Miami.

Could someone in your global network be attending Kidscreen Summit 2018 in Miami? Let’s connect! Contact us at: connectns@nsbi.ca
Export Development Education
Export Development Education Courses are now available
Companies that export are more profitable. Want to learn more? Sign up today for an export development course near you.
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What's Happening
Fighting the 'good enough' syndrome
The ideas pitched, developed and funded at the Ocean Cluster House are transforming the Icelandic economy, spawning about 100 new companies.

Atlantic Canada's top employers for 2018
Several Nova Scotia-based companies have been recognized as top places to work in the region by Atlantic Business Magazine.

SkySquirrel raises $3M and merges
SkySquirrel Technologies, the Bedford company that uses aerial imaging to improve vineyard productivity, has raised $3 million and merged with its California-based research partner.

CarbonCure Lands 16 Installations
Halifax-based CarbonCure Technologies, whose technology reduces CO2 emissions in the making of concrete, plans installations in 16 facilities owned by Atlanta-based Thomas Concrete this year.

Nova Scotia software firm capitalizes on connections
Though it started with IBM focused e-learning tech, Halifax-based REDspace had to grow in a hurry when it attracted the interest of Viacom Inc.

Four productions receive funding
The Nova Scotia government announced funding for four productions through its film and television incentive fund, including the horror-fantasy drama "Locke and Key."

Take the Entrevestor 2017 startup survey
If you have a startup company in Atlantic Canada, Entrevestor is collecting information for its yearly report on the state of the East Coast startup community.

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