New Brunswick Competitiveness Event with CATA President and New Brunswick Premier David Alward
December 13, 2010

December 13, 2010

New Brunswick Competitiveness Event Sells Out:

CATA President and NB Premier to address role of technology, knowledge: CATAAtlantic Opens its Door

The first session of Carlisle Institute's CEO Breakfast on Wednesday, December 15th, at the Killarney Lake Lodge in Fredericton, New Brunswick has sold out, with CATA President John Reid joining New Brunswick Premier David Alward. The event is on the use of innovation and investment capital in strengthening the province's competitiveness.

Mr. Reid noted that organizations are feeling "an urgent need for to engage national and global knowledge networks to leverage the necessary knowledge to compete in competitive markets. This is how CATA's Innovation Nation theme can act for companies as is a key initiative to provide assistance to small and medium size businesses."

Mr. Reid also underscored how CATA provides critical knowledge about how to secure Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) credits and Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) funding for innovation-based business.

Executives were asked by Mr. Reid to review the 2010 Innovation Nation Campaign, as part of shaping the 2011 Campaign. Developed, under the tutelage of Canada's leading entrepreneur, Sir Terence Matthews, the Campaign lays out what we must do as a nation to move us from a 13th place ranking to first place in innovation rankings.

The event also marks the official opening of CATAAtlantic, launched to help technology enterprises access business growth resources.

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Executives are asked to review the Innovation Nation Campaign and then send their feedback and recommendations to CATA CEO John Reid at email jreid@cata.ca

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