Industry News

New Halifax-Made Product Can Take Care of Your Plants

October 5, 2018

What has a WiFi connection, holds 3 litres of water, and takes care of your indoor plants? Deprolabs’ smart self-watering planter, the Goldoon. The Goldoon is Deprolabs’ first product and it’s made right here in Halifax. As an ode to owner Majid Nasirin

Halifax offers the right ingredients for DU NORD SKIN CARE

August 14, 2018

Only 30 minutes from the downtown core of Halifax, the beautiful and rugged landscape and biodiverse flora of Ketch Harbour inspired DU NORD SKIN CARE to come to life. Founded by research and based on northern botanicals, DU NORD SKIN CARE produces a luxury, natural and eco-responsible skin care line.

A Global Business Based in Halifax: VERB Interactive

October 19, 2017

Driven by their creative take on how to partner with clients and deliver innovative work, two Dalhousie grads started VERB Interactive 13 years ago. For Andy MacLellan, President and Halifax native, it all seemed to click. Starting a business in this vibrant, creative city and being able to work with the best clients around the world was the perfect mix.

Bringing Dal‑Developed Cancer Treatment Technology to the World

July 31, 2017

A new $2.1-million investment from the federal government will help Dal researchers build on advances in precision cancer-treatment technology and bring them more quickly to patients in need around the world.

Orchestrating Global Success

June 27, 2017

Halifax residents of a certain age are sure to remember MusicStop, but many may not be familiar with how MusicStop’s homegrown software program evolved into a separate business that emerged as its own global success story. Today, Master Merchant Systems (MMS) provides “Best in Breed” enterprise retail software solutions that can be found all over the world.

Canadian Solution Selected by the Armada de Chile for Frigate Combat Management System Replacement Program

May 23, 2017

Building on its 30-year legacy as a combat systems integrator for the Royal Canadian Navy, Lockheed Martin Canada today announced it has been awarded the contract to replace the combat management system and select subsystems for the Chilean Navy's three Type 23 frigates.

Doing What’s Best for the Ocean

May 10, 2017

Ever consider the amount of noise underwater? The implications of this type of noise is not the same as others we may experience day to day – underwater noise is a type of pollution, and it is something that JASCO Applied Sciences works to mitigate.

Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) to open in former Coast Guard base

January 16, 2017

The new ocean innovation centre, set to begin development within the year and to open in 2018, will be an incubation hub for research, design, and development. COVE will support goals outlined in OneNS.

Tidal turbine generating first electricity in the Bay of Fundy

December 15, 2016

On November 22nd, the underwater turbine that was put in place two weeks prior started generating energy in the Bay of Fundy. The turbine is part of a joint venture test project by OpenHydro and Emera and is the first in-stream tidal turbine in North America. The hydro power was successfully connected to Nova Scotia’s energy grid at the Fundy Ocean Resource Centre for Energy (FORCE) near Parrsboro after an initial failed attempt with a smaller test turbine in 2009.

Halifax Taking a Lead in World Energy

December 1, 2015

On October 28th, 2015 Mayor Mike Savage was elected President of the World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP). The WECP is a partnership of 19 of the World’s leading energy cities. Halifax has been a member of the organization for over ten years.