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The Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program is now closed.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2018-19 fiscal year. To stay informed about the next intake period for the 2019-20 fiscal year, please check back to our website and sign up to The Insider.

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.

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

Application Deadline
Applications for the Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program must be received by 5:00pm (Atlantic Daylight Time) on October 15, 2018.

All projects must be completed before March 15, 2019.


How to Apply

  1. DOWNLOAD the Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program Application Form and SAVE it to your computer.
     
  2. The application form is a fillable PDF which means you can conveniently complete it electronically on your computer. You must, however, open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader and save it to your computer before completing the fields in the application form.
     
  3. Once completed, please email your copy of the Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program Application Form to the Regional Business Development Advisor for your region.

For complete program details or assistance in completing the application form, please contact the Regional Business Development Advisor for your region, or refer to the following:

Vouchers are awarded on a competitive basis.


Eligible Service Providers

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

SOUTH SHORE REGION
Lunenburg
Sean Cochrane
902.798.6961

Queens, Shelburne
Gilles Babin
902.774.0208

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

NORTH EASTERN 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
Patrick Breton
902.424.4211

Halifax & West
Amanda Sparkes
902.424.3072