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TME programs

We offer programs for undergraduate and graduate students and professionals that strengthen your entrepreneurial mind and prepare you for any business venture.

Summer Institute

The Summer Institute’s intensive three-month programs guide you through the process of turning your vision into a livelihood. Participants access funding for living costs and prototyping, as well as skills training and coaching to create a viable business.

Energia Ventures

Energia Ventures invests in seed and pre-seed stage startups. Our goal is to help founding entrepreneurs build defensible and scalable businesses. We focus on businesses that are in energy, smart grid, clean tech and cybersecurity.

Technology Commercialization Program

The TCP is a grant program that allows startups and aspiring entrepreneurs to apply for seed capital to conduct market validation and prototyping of their product. The grant funding is available to all UNB students who are trying to develop a product or service in hope of starting their own business. A total of up to $10,000 is available to each individual or team throughout the three phases.

Merit Travel TME innovation support fund

If you’re travelling to pursue investment opportunities, meet entrepreneurs, pitch your business idea or compete in a technology-oriented business plan or case completion, the Merit Travel TME innovation support fund is available to help you in your pursuit of entrepreneurial knowledge and experience.

Students who receive funding are expected to act as brand ambassadors for the J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship, and for the University of New Brunswick.