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Who is techNL?

techNL is a not-for-profit membership association that enables a thriving innovation-driven economy in Newfoundland and Labrador. techNL provides visibility, business growth services and a collective influential voice to the tech sector in Newfoundland and Labrador with a vision to make Newfoundland and Labrador the most sought-after Canadian tech ecosystem, globally recognized for its collaborative community, diversity and quality of life.

A key focus on business growth includes programs and services to support talent pipeline expansion, member connections, digital transformation and ecosystem development in Newfoundland and Labrador.


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The founder of Geotexera, Mehrdad Darijani, came to Canada to start a PhD in geophysics at Memorial University in 2013. Geotexera, based in St....

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Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions delivers integrated solutions, products and services to the global energy industry. We enable low-carbon oil and gas production and...

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As Canada’s development bank, BDC is a partner of choice for all entrepreneurs looking to access the financing and advice they need to build their...

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Since 1975 C-CORE has provided R&D services and technology solutions to mitigate operational risk and help clients improve safety, efficiency,...

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Mission Partner

techNL is pleased to announce Stewart McKelvey as the 2022-2023 Mission Partner.

As part of this partnership – developed with the goal of supporting tech participants to grow, develop and scale their businesses – Stewart McKelvey is offering techNL members exclusive access to complimentary legal advice from their experienced lawyers specializing in a number of areas relevant to businesses in the tech and innovation spaces.


As a techNL member, you can book your complimentary 20-minute session with a subject matter expert by contacting 709.570.8870 or by visiting them online.





News & Events

Call for Nominations – Board of Directors 2023-2024

Call for Nominations Now Open   Nominations have now opened for the techNL Board of Directors 2023-2024. All Regular Members in good standing are eligible to nominate candidates and to stand for election. We are currently seeking those with knowledge in the areas...

RFP Issued for Immigration Consultants for Support to Tech Companies

techNL is issuing a Request for Proposals for Immigration Consultants for Support to Tech Companies. techNL’s Talent Team is focused on building a robust and diverse talent pool for the technology sector in Newfoundland and Labrador. We collaborate with various...

RFP Issued for Provision of Executive Recruitment Service

techNL is issuing a Request for Proposals for Provision of Executive Recruitment Service. techNL is seeking proposals from recruitment agencies that can support recruitment needs of the organization for the future leader of the innovation centre, including job ad...

New Innovation Centre for Remote Operations to Transform Province

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  New Innovation Centre for Remote Operations to Transform Province   December 19, 2022 - St. John’s, NL: Today, the Honourable Dr. Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Federal Minister of...

Excite Corporation Partners with techNL

Excite Corporation in Grand Falls-Windsor partnered with techNL for an Innovation Week event. Brilliant Labs lead activities for students from Grades 4-12 using microbit skills to look at how to help people with Parkinson's disease. These events support EXCITE's goal...

Innovation Week 2022 – Photo Recap

In the blink of an eye, Innovation Week 2022 has come and gone. Attendees left with valuable lessons on high growth and scaling, the state of talent, and youth networking, with the energizing week being capped off with a celebration of our members and the inspiring...

Innovation Week Keynote Speakers Announced!

📢 #IW2022 ANNOUNCEMENT 📢 techNL is pleased to announce that Jamie King, CEO, Verafin and Susan Black, CEO, The Conference Board of Canada will be joining us as expert keynote speakers during Innovation Week! You can find the full AGENDA here and you can still register...

A Look Back at NL’s First Career-Based Hackathon, TechFWD

This past Saturday, at 1:30PM NDT in The Landing at Memorial University, NL’s first career-focused hackathon concluded. Over the prior five days, 50 participants completed 9 projects focused on solving the problems of tech jobseekers, racking up over 800 hours of...

Business Training Sessions for High School Students

As part of techNL's High School Tech Immersion Program, students have been given the opportunity to attend a handful of Business Training Sessions over their internship, allowing them to explore the "non-technical" side of the industry. Industry experts from member...

Industry Awards 2022 – Applications Open

Applications for this years Industry Awards are now open!

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