News & Publications
Fueling Fish Business in Victoria 24-5-2016
More than $800,000 in provincial and federal money will be flowing into a halibut company in Prince Edward Island.
Halibut P.E.I. will receive a $495,000 repayable loan through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) to help establish a new hatchery, which will be integrated into the halibut grow out facilities.
Advancing Entrepreneurship is Top of Mind for Industry & Government Economic Development & Tourism 10-2-2016
Growing Prince Edward Island’s economy is a priority shared by business owners, community organizations, and governments. Entrepreneurship has always been and continues to be a key component of our economic growth, which is why these stakeholders are working to ensure that Islanders, including newcomers, consider entrepreneurship as a career path.
Bioscience on PEI Employs Over 1,300 People, Generates $200 Million 29-10-2015
Bioscience entrepreneur and pioneer Regis Duffy is bullish about the future in P.E.I. Recognizing added value in the diagnostic and biochemical marketplace early on, he believed P.E.I. could attract small companies with “smart ideas”, which would benefit from seed capital and, later, attract bigger players.
Ron Keefe Named as Recipient of the 2015 Volunteer Excellence Award 28-10-2015
The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce will honour Ron Keefe with the Volunteer Excellence Award at the 10th annual President’s Excellence Awards in Charlottetown. Sponsored by Maritime Electric Company Ltd., this award recognizes an individual whose time, commitment and contributions to the Chamber have been outstanding.
Atlantic Life Sciences Conference Focuses on Building a Sustainble Economy 27-10-2015
In late October 2015 leaders from the life sciences community across Atlantic Canada gathered at BioPort Atlantic, the annual life sciences industry event to discuss the future of the sector. The conference provided a forum to inform and inspire the next generation of life sciences entrepreneurs to develop their ideas, commercialize their technologies and build links within the region and abroad. The outcomes of those discussions shed light on the future economic growth of the sector, hinting at a sustainable and competitive economic landscape for companies in the region.
ViTRAK Raises Up To $2 Million 21-11-2014
ViTRAK Systems Inc., a Charlottetown startup commercializing a pressure-sensitive floor tile system, has raised as much as $2 million in funding from P.E.I. investors.
The company said in a press release yesterday the investors included the Regis Duffy Bioscience Fund and associated companies, but gave few other specifics of the funding round.
Reinventing Opportunity 2-3-2013
Regis Duffy believes in change, risk taking and the power of innovation. A St. Dunstan’s University chemistry teacher, he overcame his early hesitancy with the subject to earn a Ph.D. from New York’s Fordham University and become chair of the SDU chemistry department and the first dean of science at the University of Prince Edward Island.