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UNB Fredericton

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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.


The I-STEM Program at the J. Herbert Smith Centre is based on the I-Corps methodology created by the National Science Foundation in the United States. I-STEM teaches investigators to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from academic research and offers entrepreneurship training to participants through a targeted curriculum.