Study the effects of noise pollution on marine animals and learn more about the facilities, people and products making up Nova Scotia’s ocean tech industry.
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June 2017
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.

Harbouring Innovation
The ocean tech industry in Nova Scotia is quickly becoming globally recognized and competitive. In this issue, we look at a company studying the effects of noise pollution on marine animals and learn more about the facilities, people and products making up Nova Scotia’s ocean tech industry. We also reach across the ocean to talk to a Shanghai-based executive working for the LED Division of Samsung Electronics.
FEATURE ARTICLE

Ocean Sonics makes sophisticated “smart” hydrophones that help researchers around the world learn more about oceanic life. From Texas to Nova Scotia, find out what makes Nova Scotia a great place for Ocean Sonics to do business. Read more.
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NOVA SCOTIA SPOTLIGHT
Why Ocean Tech in Nova Scotia?
Home to more than 300 companies in ocean-related businesses, including 60 innovators of new high-tech products and services, the ocean tech industry in Nova Scotia is globally recognized and competitive. Here’s why. Read more.

 
UPCOMING EVENTS
HONG KONG, CHINA
 September 4-9, 2017  

Trade Mission to Seafood Expo Asia

SEA 2017 is the world’s largest fish and seafood event where buyers and suppliers of seafood, from around the world, come together to network and conduct business in the lucrative Hong Kong and Asia Pacific markets.
Sector: Seafood.

ANCHORAGE, USA
 September 18-21, 2017 

Trade Mission to Oceans 17 Anchorage
This year’s theme, “Our Harsh and Fragile Ocean,” brings consideration of the issues of climate change, diminishing Arctic ice pack, ocean acidification, increased vessel traffic in Arctic waters, energy extraction and much more.
Sector: Ocean Technology.

AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT
"The Heart of Gaming" – that's gamescom.
The leading European trade fair for digital gaming culture is the meeting point for global companies from the entertainment industry and the international gaming community. Once again in 2017, Cologne will stand for innovation, enthusiasm and playing fun! Event takes place August 22-26, 2017.

Could someone in your global network be attending gamescom? Let’s connect! Contact us at: connectns@nsbi.ca


 
CONNECTNS MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Connected by the Ocean: Rodger Lu
Now residing in Shanghai, China, Rodger works in China’s ICT industry for the LED Division of Samsung Electronics. Although his geographic location is now oceans apart from the province, Rodger shared why he chose to become a Global Advisor through the ConnectNS network.
 
WHAT'S HAPPENING
Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards
Congratulations to Hutchinson’s Maple Products – Nova Scotia’s 2017 Exporter of the Year – and all of the Regional Winners!

Exporter Self-Assessment Tool
Whether you have been exporting for years, or are just getting started, these six simple questions are designed to help you assess your export readiness.

Conquer Mobile
With sixteen training modules completed to date, Conquer Mobile plans to ramp up its efforts to include multiple surgery areas, and to sell its products to hospitals across Canada and the United States.

2017 Branham300
The Who’s Who in Canadian ICT, Nova Scotians were among Canada's top ICT companies in the ' 2017 Branham300 Report, the annual list and ranking of the public and private technology companies in Canada.

BlueLight Analytics
The company that is exporting dental technology around the World. After identifying a gap in the dental filling market seven years ago through research at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, was a natural choice for their start-up operations.

NTT DATA amplifies career path for NS graduates
A top 10 global business and IT services provider, NTT DATA is an international leader in the technology industry. As a large employer in the province, NTT has been creating positive outcomes and high-value career opportunities.

Happy Canada Day!

We're proud to be celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday this July 1st!

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