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Contact the R&I Partnerships team

The Research & Innovation Partnerships team is part of UNB’s Office of Research Services, operating under the university’s Vice-President (Research).

The R&I Partnerships team also works closely with other Office of Research Services teams, including our Agreements group, and our Research Finance Administration group, to provide a full suite of expertise.

Not sure who to speak with about your project or partnership? Contact and we'll send them your way.

Staff members

Name Position Email
Hart Devitt Lead, VPR Fulcrum initiative
Director, R&I Partnerships
Shane Nason Intellectual Property Manager Email
Matthew Douglass Technology Transfer Officer Email
Veerle Hellemans Technology Transfer Officer Email
Brennan Sisk Technology Transfer Officer (on secondment) Email
Bernadette Fernandes Principal, Advanced Manufacturing Convergence Hub Email
Jeremy Elder-Jubelin Marketing and Communications Officer Email

Convergence specialist

Looking for dedicated support in Advanced Manufacturing? Contact Bernadette Fernandes, Principal,

Our commercialization partners

Springboard Atlantic is the network of 18 colleges and universities in the Atlantic region. Springboard supports interactions to help advance the commercialization of technology and knowledge transfer and actively trains and encourages members to engage with industry. Springboard is a funded initiative of the Atlantic Innovation Fund.

ACOA works to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada by helping businesses become more competitive, innovative and productive.

The New Brunswick Department of Economic Development offers assistance to businesses in establishing, maintaining, growing and improving their productivity and export efforts.

The Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship is dedicated to cultivating new ideas, creative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit in the ever changing world of technology.

The Pond-Deshpande Centre acts as a catalyst to advance innovation and entrepreneurship in New Brunswick by facilitating collaboration among entrepreneurs, young companies, students, faculty and alumni.

The IBEC is a specialized centre housed within UNB's Faculty of Management which facilitates entrepreneurial endeavours amongst promising students through such methods as the Venture Analyst Program.

The Wallace McCain Institute at the University of New Brunswick helps entrepreneurs develop the understanding, tools and relationships needed to grow their businesses, creating new opportunities for economic and social progress across New Brunswick.

The National Research Council is the Government of Canada's premier organization for research, development and technology-based innovation.

NSERC aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research projects.

LearnSphere is a consortium of private and public training organizations that creates business opportunities for stakeholders and adds capacity to the New Brunswick training and consulting industry by securing, managing, and delivering successful domestic and international projects.

Canada Business Network provides businesses with the resources that they require to grow and prosper, including a wide range of information on government services, programs and regulations.