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Nova Scotia and UMass-Dartmouth team up on marine technology

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Nova Scotia and the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth are teaming up to develop new marine technology.

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil and UMass-Dartmouth signed a memorandum of understanding.

Wednesday's agreement creates a partnership between UMass-Dartmouth's new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Halifax-based Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship.

The Standard-Times of New Bedford reports that both organizations will provide space for marine technology incubators. They'll also research and develop new commercially viable marine technologies, and engage in student exchange programs.

UMass-Dartmouth assistant vice chancellor Toby Stapleton calls it "a significant step in solidifying a long-standing relationship."

Wednesday's signing occurred at the fifth annual Maritime Innovations Conference in Fall River.

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Information from: The (New Bedford, Mass.) Standard-Times, http://www.southcoasttoday.com

 

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version had an incorrect surname for Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil.