Research & Innovation


Nova Scotia is full of extraordinary people doing innovative things.

Anchored in academic innovation since 1838, Nova Scotia is a destination of choice for global learners and world-class researchers.


A Research Hub

  • Nova Scotia has a critical mass of government scientists undertaking exciting research and development in numerous centres and institutes across the province.
  • Nova Scotia has the highest number of Canada Research Chairs in the Atlantic Provinces.
  • In 2011, The Scientist magazine ranked Dalhousie University #4 on the top 10 International Academic Institutions to work.

Innovation in Nova Scotia

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, is home to the Brain Repair Centre - internationally known for its successful treatment of the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.
  • The official mobile game series Sons of Anarchy is being developed by homegrown studio Orpheus Interactive

Research Incentives

  • Nova Scotia offers Research and Development (R&D) tax credits that favourably impact your bottom line. Depending on the size and nature of the business, Federal Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credits can be either 20% or 35% of the eligible expenditures.
  • Nova Scotia provides an additional 15% R&D tax credit for eligible candidates.

Read more about the benefits of a Nova Scotia location.