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Would a research project help propel your business? Nova Scotia Business Inc. can help make the cost for a post-secondary research project even more affordable for your business. 

Nova Scotia businesses looking to solve unique challenges by leveraging post-secondary institute research expertise now have another reason to undertake that next research and development project. Nova Scotia Business Inc., in partnership with Mitacs, will reduce the cost to your business to access collaborative research from post-secondary institutes and faculty supervisors. Each 15-week research project is awarded $15,000. Approved applicants receive a 15-week internship with a Masters or PhD level student to complete a research project aimed at solving a unique business challenge.  

Additional information can be found in the Mitacs Accelerate for Partners (PDF) Hand Out linked here.

How it works

Step 1: Nova Scotia businesses partner with academic researchers to develop a research proposal.
Step 2: Proposals are submitted via a Mitacs Representative.
Step 3: Project costs are covered through combined business, government, and Nova Scotia Business Inc. funding. 

Eligibility

  • Eligible for-profit and not-for-profit corporations in Nova Scotia 
  • Under the Accelerate Entrepreneur initiative, eligible for intern-owned start-ups at approved incubators. Contact accelerate@mitacs.ca to confirm your start-up’s eligibility
  • Not-for-profit corporation eligibility and project economic orientation must be assessed prior to proposal submission
  • All sectors are eligible 

Learn More

*Please note, this button brings you to the project portal on the Mitacs website to learn more about applying. 

For additional information, please email Anne Spence at aspence@mitacs.ca 

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Royce Winsten
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