WELCOME

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Todd Graham, Island Sandbox Coordinator.

The Island Sandbox is a member of the Nova Scotia Sandbox community. We provide space for various student groups from Cape Breton University and NSCC Marconi Campus to experiment with new technologies, entrepreneurial ideas and access business mentors and other support. We deliver unique hands-on programming and workshops to assist in professional and personal development. On behalf of myself and the staff of the Island Sandbox, I invite you to join us.

SANDBOX NOW

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Artificial Intelligence is here and affecting our professional and private lives in meaningful ways. Come together with local experts in technology and AI to discuss the opportunities for Cape Breton business. June 25.

The CBU Design Cube provides an opportunity for students to be introduced to several of the modern creative technologies used in industry around the world. Our Design Cube features laser cutting, 3D modelling, printing and robotics technology which allows students to have a hands on introduction to these future technologies. The cube is mobile and will be featured around the university, staffed by student guides and facilitators.

This panel session entitled “Why Intellectual Property Matters” brings IP experts, founders, and organizations together to discuss key points about Intellectual Property, why IP matters, benefits of IP, mistakes make, and what you can do to protect your intellectual assets.

PAST PROJECTS

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Are you an international student thinking about owning your own business? Review the live stream of our June workshop and learn about opportunities for investing in an established business. Learn how managing and buying an established business affects your PR application, and talk about the legal and financial issues involved in succession and investment.

Are you interested in learning more about the options available to you for funding or financing you startup or small business venture? Join us and our guest panel on Monday, October 23 to learn about financing and funding small business and startup ventures.

HEALTH INNOVATION 2024

Do you have a great idea for an innovation in the Health Industry? Students will have the opportunity to bring an innovative health related business idea forward for a chance to win prize money totaling $5000.

The Island Sandbox is celebrating the success of our prototype pop-up grocery store concept, a part of the Nova Nourishment project.

RESOURCES

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Grow Now is a 100% virtual incubator specifically designed for women-led technology companies based in Canada.

Work placements are a win-win for employers and students. Through the Student Work Placement program, employers can apply for wage subsidies to help them hire post-secondary students across Canada

The Changing Perspectives Self-Assessment platform is a free tool that allows you to easily review and assess your technical skills while also exploring the top 5 high-demand IT roles across the tech sector in Nova Scotia.

How Canada created the oil industry.

OUR AWARDEES

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STAY CONNECTED

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1250 Grand Lake Road, Sydney, NS. B1P 6L2

902-565-9004

todd_graham@cbu.ca

Mon. - Fri. 9:00 - 3:00

Become a part of the Island Sandbox community by joining our text message list. Receive advance notice of upcoming events and promotions. Ou text messaging respects your time and privacy and we will limit messages to no more than two per week.