Computational Fluid Dynamics: An Overview of Popular Software Packages


Computational Fluid Dynamics, or CFD, is the science of using numerical methods and computers to solve a set of partial differential equations to quantitatively predict fluid flow or heat transfer in an application. It is used in a variety of fields, from aero/hydrodynamics to energy, combustion, environmental flows, biomedical engineering and many more. Using CFD simulations significantly reduces the number of design prototypes required, saving considerable time and money in the design process - accounting for its rising importance in R&D. There are numerous CFD software packages, both commercial and open-source (free), the suitability of each based on the user’s knowledge, budget, and intended application. This presentation will provide an overview of some of the most popular CFD packages, their capabilities, and pros and cons, to help you choose the one that will work best for your company.

Atlantic Food Automation Series – Wine, Beer & Spirits Workshop

Enginuity 264 Herring Cove Rd, Unit #100, Halifax

On November 24th and 25th, IGNITE will host an Atlantic Food Automation Workshop event to learn more about the Wine, Beer, & Spirits industries. Throughout the Fall of 2021, IGNITE will host the Atlantic Food Automation Program across the pan-atlantic provinces. Each of these workshops will focus on a different food industry, highlighting the automation and digital advancements that are available in Atlantic Canada. Attending this event will give you access to automation firms and digital experts that can help grow your business and reduce the strain of labour shortages. Join us as we learn more about the products and services on the market, hear from organizations about their funding programs and tour automated facilities. This two-day event will consist of virtual and in-person elements, due to COVID-19 restrictions this event will only allow 25 attendees in-person. (Masks will be mandatory at all in-person events.)

Closing Indigenous digital divides: Connectivity and digital equity projects funded by CIRA


We have never relied on the internet more – for work, for school, for keeping in touch with friends and family. But slow, choppy internet remains the norm for many across the country. Think of the last time you had a problem connecting to the internet — everything you did came to a grinding halt. Super frustrating, right? Now imagine this happening to you every single day, preventing you from doing the simplest things online. And, to add insult to injury, imagine your internet cost as much as $1000 a month. Unfortunately, this is a daily reality for Indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast. Recognizing this inequality, CIRA made changes to its Community Investment Program Grants initiative to place a special emphasis on funding internet-related projects that benefit Indigenous communities. As a member-based, mission-driven, not-for-profit, CIRA’s Grants are a crucial contribution toward our goal to promote a trusted internet for Canadians. Every .CA domain name registered or renewed contributes to this program. Join us to hear about the journey of three inspiring, Indigenous-led projects that will help bridge the digital divide – and learn what you can do to keep the momentum going. Register now to attend our virtual […]

Navigating support for Indigenous-led businesses


Join Canadian experts to learn how to find government support for your Indigenous-led business in Canada Industry leaders will provide valuable insights and perspective on the journey to starting, building and growing business in Canada. We’ll also share tips that may help Indigenous entrepreneurs identify the government and private sector programs and services that might be right for their business, at every step on the journey. Our panel presentation will feature guests from the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) which is the parent association behind 50 Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFI), the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), and the Aboriginal Business Financing Directorate at Indigenous Services Canada. In addition, we will welcome Indigenous entrepreneurs Paul Giles and Melissa Hardy-Giles of Immersive Link in a fireside chat-style discussion led by Innovation Canada Senior Innovation Advisor Marc Appleby as they share their journey from start up to success. A Q&A session with all panelists will wrap up this dynamic and informative discussion. We’ll welcome: Kevin Rose, National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association Philip Ducharme or Paul-Emile McNab, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Paul Giles and Melissa Hardy-Giles of Immersive Link Marc Appleby, Senior Innovation Advisor with Innovation Canada• Christina McDonald, Marketing and […]

Meetup #67: A theme on a theme

A Certified Online Business Manager, Kimberly Charron helps busy consultants, coaches, bloggers, authors, and SaaS founders free themselves up to concentrate on their zone of genius by managing their day-to-day projects, operations, team members, and metrics, so they don’t have to. She brings with her many years of experience offering writing, editing, social media/marketing management, and tech services, plus a background in music, theatre, education, and admin. A WordPress aficionado, she has run her own websites since 2008 as well as built websites for clients. She has also helped run this WordPress Halifax Meetup since she moved to Halifax in 2017. In her spare time, you can find Kimberly volunteering, coaching fellow homeschoolers, and enjoying knitting and hand spinning.