I attended the MonctonConnect business collaboration workshop yesterday. The event was sponsored by UNB and started with a presentation by Ken Kent on his joint project with IBM on the improvement of the Java Virtual Machine. They will be hiring 29 students and experienced developers in September. For more information see the CASA site.
Vivendra Bhavsar presented on semantic matching and Weichang Du talked about his cloud computing research, especially the development of new design patterns for business. Du clarified the difference between infrasructure/platform/software “as a service”, citing Oracle’s example.
A presentation on the MITACS program that funds mathematical sciences research projects was followed by a description of the new NSERC Engage program, a $25K grant that fosters the development of new relationship between companies and the academic researchers.