Innovation, Research & Education


New Brunswick's Research Hub

Fredericton is the epicentre of academic research, commercialization, and technology transfer in New Brunswick.


UNB: Canada’s Most Entrepreneurial University


The University of New Brunswick, a publicly-funded comprehensive institution offering undergraduate through PhD programs, was recently named Canada’s Most Entrepreneurial University by Start-Up Canada. Since 2000, UNB has managed 259 invention disclosures, filed 92 separate patent applications, completed 124 technology transfer agreements, and created 24 UNB spinoff companies.  

UNB offers degrees in Arts & Humanities, Sciences, Business, Forestry, Nursing, Law, Education, Engineering, and Computer Science. 

Dr. Bruce Balcom (Physics) was awarded $2.5 million

in research funding by the Atlantic Innovation Fund to further his research in the use of advanced MRI technologies in oil and gas exploration

Critical Thinkers Abound

St. Thomas University, UNB,  the University of Fredericton, and Yorkville University produce over 1700 graduates per year in the Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, and Business Administration. 

Innovation District 

The majority of Fredericton’s 60+ research institutes and organizations are clustered within a two-kilometer radius, making collaboration and cooperation a way of life. The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation, located a short walk from the heart of the Innovation District, has invested over $62 million in the last 5 years in New Brunswick start-ups and R&D with commercialization potential. 

Find out more about some of Fredericton’s most renowned research centers: 

Canada Institute for Cyber SecurityInstitute for Biomedical Engineering
IBM Center for Advanced StudiesInformation Security Centre of Excellence
Canadian Research Institute for Social PolicyCanadian Rivers Institute
CNER (Nuclear Energy Research)Canadian Centre for Geodedic Engineering
Centre for Property StudiesConstruction Technology Centre Atlantic Inc.
Dr. Jack McKenzie Limerick Pulp & Paper Research and Education CentreDr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship
Electronic Commerce Research & Training CentreInternational Business and Entrepreneurship Centre
Planetary and Space Science CentreWood Science and Technology Centre
RPC Science & EngineeringAtlantic Forestry Centre