Innovation, Business and Rural Development - 2012

January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, October, November, December

January

January 5
Funding Supports Future Growth of Aquaculture Industry

January 12
Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in Launch of the International Year of Co-operatives

January 13
Minister Marks International Year of Co-operatives

January 17
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at the Grand Opening of Film and Television Production Studio

January 23
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding in Clarenville-based Company
Conference Allows Youth to Explore Marine Opportunities
Clarenville-based Business Zooming-in on New Opportunities

January 30
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Announcement at Holyrood Marine Base


February

February 3
Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in Investment Announcement

February 6
GrowthWorks Atlantic Venture Fund and Research & Development Corporation Invest $542,000 in adfinitum Networks Inc.

February 9
Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in Global Leaders Centre

February 14
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Announcement at Holyrood Marine Base

February 15
Important Element of Ocean Technology Sector Expanding

February 22
Local and National Reports Emphasize Business Confidence

February 27
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Meeting of Trade Ministers


March

March 1
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Business Breakfast
Media Advisory: Minister to Highlight Value of Innovation at St. Francis School

March 2
Celebrating the Contribution of Innovators and Exporters

March 6
Industrial Rubber Expanding its Operations in Labrador

March 7
Enterprising Youth Compete for Olympic Excellence

March 9
Significant Milestone Reached to Reactivate St. Lawrence Fluorspar Mine

March 13
Ministerial Statement - Co-operatives Contributing to Community and Business Development

March 16
Research & Development Corporation Supports Researchers at College of the North Atlantic
Atlantic Canadian Ocean Technology Companies Promote their Goods and Services to the World
Cain’s Quest a World-Class Endurance Race

March 21
Telecommunications Environment Strengthened with Provincial Government Support
Ministerial Statement - Partnership Contributes to Business Growth
Support for Small Business Remains Strong

March 22
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Conference in Corner Brook

March 26
Workshop Helps Inuit Women Develop Business Skills

March 27
Investment Boosts Capacity for Larger Events in Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Ministerial Statement - Partnership Providing Youth with Valuable International Trade Experience
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Investment in Important Health Related Research

March 28
Investment in Diagnostic Tools to Help Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death

March 29
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Partner’s Luncheon

March 30
Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in Opening Ceremonies of ROV Competition


April

April 2
Atlantic Companies Complete Successful Business Mission to Panama
Ministerial Statement - Awards Acknowledge the Importance of Local Exporters and Innovators

April 3
Research & Development Corporation - Memorial University Program to Study Marine and Offshore Structures in Harsh Ocean Environments

April 9
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Support for Initiatives that Commemorate Sinking of the R.M.S Titanic

April 10
Support Helps Expand Personal Care Facility in Springdale
Support Commemorates Titanic Moment in Newfoundland and Labrador’s History

April 11
Using Innovation to Build a Stronger Forestry

April 12
Federal and Provincial Governments Help Atlantic Canadian Musicians Compete in International Markets

April 19
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Irish Loop Development Board’s AGM

April 24
A Prosperous Economy and Renewable Energy Future Fueled by Budget 2012

April 25
Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in Event Celebrating Guglielmo Marconi’s Birthday

April 26
Actions by the Provincial Government Reflect Commitment to Telecommunications
Investment Helps Market Air Service Between Gander and Happy Valley-Goose Bay

April 27
Local Software Company Takes Stock of Financial Trading

April 30
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Arnold’s Cove Area Chamber of Commerce
Media Advisory: Minister to Address the Business Association of Newfoundland and Labrador


May

May 1
Ministerial Statement - Minister Announces Winners of Provincial Competition

May 4
Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in Opening Ceremonies of ROV Competition

May 10
Ministerial Statement - Youth Event Sparks Interest in Ocean Technology Sector

May 14
Atlantic Canada’s Technology Companies Benefit from Federal and Provincial Support

May 16
Ministerial Statement - Minister Highlights Promising Sector

May 17
Media Advisory: Ministers to Introduce an Important Initiative to Support Fish Harvesters

May 18
Fish Harvesters to Benefit from Enhanced Program
Research & Development Corporation - New RDC Program Positions Province as Arctic R&D Leader

May 22
Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in Announcement Relating to Genetics Research Centre
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Arctic Oil and Gas North America Conference

May 23
Ministerial Fisheries Committee Provides Update on Assistance for Fish Plant Workers and Regions Affected by Closures

May 24
Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in Business Hall of Fame Induction
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Announcement in Lord’s Cove

May 25
Burin-based Research and Development to Support Commercial Activity

May 29
Action of the Provincial Government Reflects Unwavering Support of Rural Communities


June

June 1
Creating a More Dynamic Company for the Future

June 5
$250,000 Provincial Government Investment Supports Creation of Smart Basin on West Coast

June 7
Media Advisory: Ministers to Announce Funding in Placentia
Media Advisory: Minister Hutchings to Announce Funding in Petty Harbour

June 8
Placentia, the Pleasant Place, Celebrates 350th Anniversary
Investment Targets Increased Marine Capacity in Petty Harbour

June 13
Best Boy Entertainment Sets the Stage for Further Growth

June 15
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Marine Institute’s Graduation Ceremony
Hampden-based Lumber Producer Targets Growth

June 18
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Winners of Export and Innovation Awards

June 19
Export and Innovation Award Winners Announced

June 20
Chevron Canada Limited and RDC Announce New Research Chair at Memorial University of Newfoundland

June 22
Atlantic Businesses Seek New Market Opportunities at World’s Largest Biotechnology Convention
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding for Memorial University’s Labrador Institute

June 26
Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador Invest in Memorial University’s Labrador Institute

June 29
Media Advisory: Ministers to Participate in Ceremonies to Commemorate the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel


July

July 4
Growing Opportunities in Labrador

July 5
Provincial Government Program Honoured with International Award
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding for Jack Byrne Arena

July 6
Jack Byrne Arena Expands Trade Show and Event Capacity

July 10
Atlantic Canada Delegation Attends One of the World’s Largest Airshows

July 13
Minister to Join in Celebrating 50 Years of Harness Racing in Goulds

July 16
Research & Development Corporation - RDC Provides Funding for GRI's 3-D Simulation Software
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Startup Canada Town Hall Session

July 18
Research and Development Corporation - RDC Provides Funding Support for SubC Control's New Underwater Camera

July 24
Local Manufacturer Benefits from Increased Innovation

July 26
Recipients Announced of First-Ever High School Enrichment Awards

July 30
Irish Ambassador to Canada Visits Newfoundland and Labrador Media Advisory: Minister Attending 36th Annual Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers

July 31
Preservation of History Supports Industry Growth


August

August 2
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Announcements on the West Coast

August 3
Town of Stephenville Continues Downtown Improvements
Companies Benefit from Increased Technology

August 6
Media Advisory: Ministers to Speak at Sunnyside Truce Sound 400 Festival

August 10
Media Advisory: Minister Hutchings to Attend Celebration at Memorial University

August 15
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at 15th Annual Youth Ventures Awards

August 23
Ministers Participate in Opening of Renovated Aviation Museum
Media Advisory: Minister Hutchings to Announce Funding in Petty Harbour Business

August 24
Minister Announces Investment, Zips through Petty Harbour

August 29
Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in the Eat Atlantic Food Product of the Year Awards Ceremony

August 30
Newfoundland Chocolate Company Wins Eat Atlantic Food Product of the Year Award


September

September 5
Community Radio in Bell Island Supported by Provincial Government

September 7
Businesses Invited to Apply for Support Under Technology Utilization Program

September 10
Co-operation Grows Gros Morne’s Tourism Industry

September 14
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Investment in Gander-Based Business
Research & Development Corporation - RDC invests $1.3 million in 11 Newfoundland and Labrador Companies

September 17
Internet Service Providers Invited to Submit Proposals Under Rural Broadband Initiative
Media Advisory: Minister to Launch Stakeholder Engagement Sessions

September 18
Identifying Opportunities in the Arctic for Newfoundland and Labrador
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Business Luncheon in Bay Roberts

September 19
Atlantic Businesses Exploring Trade Opportunities in Trade Missions to Brazil

September 24
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Arctic Opportunities Session

September 25
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Lewisporte Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

September 26
Labrador Preserves Exploring New Opportunities for Gourmet Spreads and Syrups

September 28
Media Advisory: Minister to Sign MOU with Newfoundland-Labrador Federation of Co-operatives
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Significant Investment in Business


October

October 1
Value of Co-operatives Embraced at Agreement Signing
International E-Learning Company Desire2Learn Expanding to Newfoundland and Labrador

October 4
Research & Development Corporation - RDC Launches Prestigious Awards Program for Newfoundland and Labrador High School Students

October 5
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Opening of Archaeology Conference
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Significant Investment in Research at Memorial University
Media Advisory: Minister to Welcome Grey Cup to Newfoundland and Labrador

October 9
RDC Investment Supports Memorial University Researchers

October 15
Province Celebrates the Big Contributions of Small Businesses
Media Advisory: Minister Hutchings to Travel to Ottawa for Meetings

October 16
Workshops Focus on Developing a Stronger Film and Television Industry

October 17
Fogo Island Seafood Co-operative Uses Provincial Government Support for Training

October 18
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Colony of Avalon Foundation’s AGM

October 19
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Opening of Ocean Innovation 2012
Ocean Technology Sector Capturing Global Opportunities

October 25
RDC Awards Program Strengthens Future of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Ocean Industries

October 30
Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in Official Opening of the Bull Arm Information Centre

October 31
Workforce Training Will Enable Local Company to Target Market Expansion


November

November 6
Atlantic Seafood Companies, Learning Institutions Explore Opportunities for Growth in China

November 7
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Opening of Counterparts Gathering

November 8
Aquaculture Industry Growth Attracts New Business to Grand Falls-Windsor

November 14
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Mitacs Reception

November 15
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Secretary to Speak at Grenfell Campus

November 19
Media Advisory: RDC to Announce Funding for Business-Led R&D

November 20
RDC Announces Over $1.6 Million in R&D Funding to 18 Provincial Companies
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Torbay Business Awards

November 21
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Investment in Student Researchers
House of Assembly Passes Motion that Captures Significant Opportunities in the Arctic
RDC Investing More Than $865,000 in Ocean Industries Student Research

November 27
Media Advisory: Parliamentary Assistant to Address Atlantic Provinces Reverse Trade Show

November 29
Ministerial Statement - Supplier Development Program Helping Local Companies Tap into Major Projects
Provincial Government Program Effectively Managed

November 30
Additional Funding Will Support Fishing Vessel Stability E-Simulator


December

December 10
Minister Reinforces Commitment to Improving High Speed Internet Access

December 17
Youth Innovation Call for Proposals Launched by Provincial Government

December 19
Enterprise Olympics Partnership Continues

December 28
Provincial Government Remains Committed to Business Investment Strategies
Workplace Skills Enhancement Program Strengthens Businesses and the Economy

December 31
Rural Areas of the Province Benefit from Provincial Government Investment


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