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Want to access post-secondary institution research and resources?

This program is now in session and no longer accepting applications.

The Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program helps small and medium sized companies access direct assistance to help make their business more productive and innovative. The program lets businesses seek out expertise within post-secondary institutions to:

  • Improve productivity;
  • Develop a new product, service, or process; and
  • Create growth

There are two tiers of the Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program.

  • Tier 1: Vouchers of up to $15,000 for eligible businesses that have not previously been awarded a voucher or are applying with a new project.
  • Tier 2: Vouchers of up to $25,000 for eligible businesses to build on work already done.

NEW: To ensure more Nova Scotia companies can get started on their research initiatives, we are limiting the number of times a company can access Tier One vouchers to two projects. 

Vouchers are used to obtain services from eligible Service Providers. Businesses must select a provider and service that best fits their needs.


Eligible Service Providers

Contact a Regional Business Development Advisor near you or use our interactive map  

SOUTH SHORE REGION
Lunenburg, Queens, Shelburne
Royce Winsten
902.220.8120

WESTERN REGION
Yarmouth, Digby

Gilles Babin
902.774.0208

VALLEY REGION
Annapolis, Kings, Hants
Sean Cochrane

902.798.6961

NORTHERN REGION
Cumberland, Colchester
David Copus

902.893.6156

NORTHEASTERN REGION
Pictou, Antigonish, Guysborough

Lynn Coffin
902.755.7040

CAPE BRETON REGION
Cape Breton, Richmond, Inverness, Victoria
Wanda MacLean

902.227.7144

HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY
Dartmouth & East
Lisa Ehler
902.424.2095

HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY
Halifax & West
Rob Black
902.402.3250