Programs

PROGRAMS

Strategic Priorities

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Talent Development

The first strategic priority is Talent Development: to collaborate with the ecosystem to educate, attract, and retain more skilled workers for the province.

The focus is to advance members’ positions in priority sectors through technology advocacy, digital transformation, and strategic partnerships. Technology and innovation are seen as critical drivers of all sectors of the economy.

The adage “every company is a technology company” has never been more tangible and truer than it is today, with organizations struggling to leverage a plethora of emerging technologies and to digitalize their processes. There is a need for an organization to provide leadership to support our members to benefit from this shift in other sectors. techNL is ideally suited to deliver on that mandate, leveraging our member company strengths, relationships, and our capacity building activities.

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to bridge the gap between the technology sector and other sectors that are striving to become digital.

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Business Scaling

The second strategic priority is business scaling: to facilitate connections to capital, funders, mentors, and others that support our members.

techNL works to deliver a variety of business development, export, and innovation related programs, such as internships, market access, matchmaking, missions, and more.

To ensure business scaling, emphasis is placed helping firms grow and scale by directed attention to activities that drive toward that overall goal. techNL focuses on what it is best positioned to deliver, building on the membership of established businesses and developed relationships through: 

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Networking Events

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Global Connections

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Advocacy Work

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Videos + Branding of the Sector

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Matchmaking

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Missions

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Digital Transformation

The third strategic priority is digital transformation: ​​to drive technology adoption and digitalization in other sectors, leveraging the strengths of our member companies, relationships, and capacity building activities.

These efforts help advance members’ positions in priority sectors through technology advocacy, digital transformation and strategic partnerships. Technology and innovation are seen as critical drivers of all sectors of the economy. The adage “every company is a technology company” has never been more tangible and truer than it is today, with organizations struggling to leverage a plethora of emerging technologies and to digitalize their processes. techNL aims to be an organization that provides leadership to support our members to benefit from this shift in other sectors. techNL is ideally suited to deliver on that mandate, leveraging our member company strengths, relationships, and our capacity building activities.

Efforts include:

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Advocacy

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to bridge the gap between the technology sector and other sectors that are striving to become digital.

PROGRAMS

Programs

Bounce Health Innovation

Bounce Health Innovation (Bounce) was launched in January 2018 as a result of increasing interest in health innovation spurred from the local Hacking Health initiative – a series of open innovation networking events that connect frontline healthcare workers with developers, designers, patients, and entrepreneurs. Their mission is to accelerate the growth of the health innovation sector in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) with a vision to help the province become the testbed for medical technology innovation in North America. They engage with and support medical innovators and entrepreneurs by leveraging resources within a unique health innovation ecosystem. They are a mini-cluster in medical technology composed of the following participating organizations: Eastern Health, Memorial University (the Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship, and the Faculty of Medicine), Genesis, the Provincial Government, techNL, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (NLCHI).

Digitalization in Oil and Gas

Digitalization of the oil and gas industry has the potential to reduce emissions, increase competitiveness and create employment. In collaboration with Noia, techNL began to investigate how to leverage this opportunity for its members. Various successful events were executed such as a Big Data Oil and Gas Forum, Hacking Oil and Gas Cafés, and the first ever Oil and Gas Hackathon in NL in 2019. These events, along with a report from the Digital Transformation Working Group, highlighted the need and creation of the Digital Oil and Gas Initiative (DOI).
With continued support from Noia, techNL will drive the DOI to work with key industry stakeholders to focus on the identification of value producing digitalization opportunities and conduct key strategic capacity building activities for local tech companies in the oil and gas sector. By expanding our local expertise and technology skill set through the digital transformation process, the DOI will spur innovation to deliver local digital solutions for the industry on the Field of the Future.

Business Tech Solutions

COVID-19 severely impacted small businesses across Atlantic Canada. As the pandemic has reshaped the way business is conducted, companies need to adapt and pivot to reach new customers and opportunities. That is why the provincial and federal governments are helping local companies adapt and adopt new technologies.
This program was administered by techNL to help businesses purchase digital solutions and access expertise so they could create online sales systems and generate new revenue streams. With an investment of more than $4.8 million, the program has helped more than 300 small and medium-sized businesses in the province.

PROGRAMS

techNL Programs

Business Tech Solutions Program

Internship Program

High School Internship Program