Refresh Annapolis Valley

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Advanced computing - computing beyond the capabilities of a traditional laptop - can remove years from innovation timelines. Use it to create complex models, develop and test algorithms, run large-scale simulations, and test scalability. ACENET provides access to advanced computing infrastructure through your desktop, along with ongoing support, expertise and training. If your computing needs are outgrowing your laptop, you’re having difficulty using a commercial cloud platform, or you’re just not ready to purchase expensive hardware and software, call us!

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The Acadia Computer Science Society welcomes not only Computer Science students but all students enrolled at Acadia University. We endeavour to be an advocate for students with interests in computer science and technology. We plan events like banquets, CaCHe, LAN parties, and seminars.

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AEC has been developing and delivering workshops for business professionals, entrepreneurs, and not-for-profits for over 25 years. AEC continues to innovate and develop new and relevant programs for today’s business professional. Rural Innovation Centre The Rural Innovation Centre (RIC) supports entrepreneurs and businesses in the Annapolis Valley and on the South Shore by providing training, advisory and consulting services to small businesses, government and not-for-profit organizations. The Rural Innovation Centre is an incubator for start up companies to access working space and support, networking events, mentors and connect to Acadia faculty and facilities.

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Rural Canada feeds our nation literally, economically, and environmentally. It provides the food, fiber, minerals, water and other bio-resources and natural resources on which our country depends and the arteries of transportation by which they are delivered. Digital technologies and data analytics can help us shape how we work with these resources and their impact on our local communities and our planet. Mission To advance knowledge in data analytics through collaborative and interdisciplinary research, education and outreach and to foster the ethical application and commercialization of data analytic solutions to challenges facing industry, government and society in rural Canada.

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The Robot Programming Competition mission is to increase interest in building digital technology and computer science by engaging Nova Scotia students in annual robotics programming competitions and related activities that feature problem solving and teamwork. The Acadia Robotics Program, through the Jodrey School of Computer Science, depends heavily on financial support from external organizations and the committed volunteers who annually contribute to the season from late August through to mid-June. We have a junior program, FIRST® LEGO® League, and a senior program, Robofest.

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Acadia BBA students majoring in Entrepreneurship and Innovation are given the tools needed to succeed as entrepreneurs as well as to manage entrepreneurship for continuous innovation, sustainable competitive advantage and growth.

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Far above the dykes of Fundy And its basin blue Stands our noble alma mater Glorious to view Lift the chorus Speed it onward Sing it loud and free Hail to thee our alma mater Acadia, hail to thee Far above the busy highway And the sleepy town Raised against the arch of heaven Looks she proudly down

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A place for Annapolis Valley Makers, inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, tinkerers and the like to meet, share ideas and work towards establishing the proposed Acadia University STEAMspace.

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CO3 is a fresh bew co-working space for freelancers, entrepreneurs and independents. CO3 Is a concept created by ​Andrew Button , a social entrepreneur based in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. “The mission is to create a space that further cultivates rural Nova Scotia’s freelance economy.” Through the success of his own company Mashup Lab and other social ventures ​he’s discovered a lot of hidden talent in the Maritimes which he feels needs more room to grow.

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The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), a Special Operating Agency (SOA) associated with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada. CIPO’s areas of activity include: Patents cover new inventions (process, machine, manufacture, composition of matter), or any new and useful improvement of an existing invention; A trademark is a word (or words), a design, or a combination of these, used to identify the goods or services of one person or organization and to distinguish these goods or services from those of others in the marketplace.

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Refresh Annapolis Valley

Refresh is a community of designers, developers and innovators working to refresh the creative, technical, and professional culture of digital technology endeavours in the Annapolis Valley while promoting design, technology, and entrepreneurship.

Refresh meets the second Tuesday evening of each month in the Wolfville area. These are casual affairs with short, member-interest talks followed by an opportunity to mingle.

All are welcome!

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