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UNB Fredericton

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J Herbert Smith Centre

At the J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship, we cultivate in students new ideas, creative thinking, and an entrepreneurial spirit for careers in the ever-changing world of technology. Since 1988, our programs have given students with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and math the skills they need to apply their expertise in a business environment.

Turn your ideas into reality

Whether you're interested in creating a new startup or leading technology projects inside an existing business, our undergraduate and graduate programs provide the theoretical understanding and hands-on experience you will need to succeed working for a company or on your own.

Working with your fellow students, faculty, our designers and entrepreneurs-in-residence, and members of the business community, you will learn the ins-and-outs of the startup world, prototyping, finance and managing a technology-based project or company.

Designed with you in mind

Through experiential learning, pitching competitions and a host of personal and professional challenges, our programs will advance your professional potential in a realistic environment.

You will learn problem finding, ideation, and problem-solving skills, as well as how to work as part of a team and effectively communicate ideas in a real-world setting. At the same time developing plans and applying financial and organizational principles to your projects.

Many of our graduates, who nurtured their ideas here, launched their own highly successful ventures or gained employment in technology management and R&D.

See the companies that started through our TME and MTME programs.