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  • Innovation in Business Champion of the Year Award

Innovation in Business Champion of the Year Award - Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria

Presented to a business that has demonstrated sustainable growth of export markets because of adaption of their product or service to meet market demand within the past two (2) years.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Business must be currently exporting a product or service outside of Nova Scotia.
  • Business must have made a deliberate, innovate development or change to their product or service to increase their export sales for a new export market.
  • Business must be registered in Nova Scotia (NSRJS) or federally within Canada.
  • Business must be actively operating in Nova Scotia for a minimum of two (2) years.
  • A majority of the business must be headquartered in Nova Scotia or if not headquartered in Nova Scotia, must have three (3) or more Nova Scotia based FTE’s.
  • Product or service exported must contain majority Nova Scotia content.
  • Publicly funded organizations are not eligible.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Demonstrate increase in total sales and export revenues over the past two (2) years achieved through a change to the company’s product or service.
  • Demonstrate that the innovation was affected within the last two (2) years. 
  • Demonstrate the role of innovation in successfully supporting the firm’s export strategy through changes to the company’s product / service.
  • Demonstrate how the company overcame barriers/obstacles in entering or expanding operations internationally.
  • Demonstrate net incremental returns to the Nova Scotia economy.
  • Demonstrate strategy/plan for overall export growth.


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