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J Herbert Smith Centre

The J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME) is dedicated to cultivating new ideas, creative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit in the ever-changing world of technology.

Since 1988, we have provided education in business management skills and entrepreneurship to engineers and others with a background in technology.

Make your startup dreams come true

Our unique and innovative undergraduate diploma program gives students and working professionals the business and entrepreneurial skills they need to succeed in today’s world.

Our MTME graduate program gives you the support to start a company, learn the ins and outs of the startup world, how to manage a technology-based company.

Designed with you in mind

The centre immerses students in the concepts of entrepreneurship and management through a variety of challenges in the classroom and business community.

With experiential learning, pitching competitions and a host of personal and professional challenges, the program is an obvious choice for enriching a student’s professional potential.

Our students learn problem finding, ideation and problem-solving skills, as well as how to work as part of a team and effectively communicate ideas in a real-world setting.

Our programs are experiential in nature. You’ll work as part of a team, develop a plan and apply basic financial and organizational principles to your projects.

Several of our graduates who have nurtured their ideas in our program have gone on to launch their own highly successful ventures such as HotSpot Merchant Solutions and Castaway Golf Technologies.

J Herbert Smith

The center is named for J Herbert Smith, a UNB engineering graduate who became president and chief executive officer of General Electric Canada. An inspirational leader who firmly believed in the power of hard work and an entrepreneurial spirit, Dr. Smith’s endowment funded the establishment of the centre more than two decades ago.

The centre is located on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus and is part of the Faculty of Engineering.