ESCF Info Sessions

The Early Stage Commercialization Fund (ESCF) helps move Nova Scotia university, college and university-affiliated hospital research to market.

If you’re a researcher engaged in information technology, life sciences, clean technology, ocean technology, or other technology development with market potential, this opportunity is for you.

Up to $50,000 in funding is available per project.

Funds can be used to assess market potential, develop go-to-market strategies, perform strategic planning, create/update business plans, assist with intellectual property protection strategies, finish proof-of-concept development, build prototypes and leverage other funds.

ESCF is now open for submissions. The deadline is Monday, February 14, 2022, at 11:59 pm AST.

Join us Wednesday, January 19, 2022, or Tuesday, February 1, 2022, for an info session about who we are, who we’re looking for, what we can offer, and how the program works.

Session #1
, January 19, 2022
9:00 am – 9:30 am

To RSVP for Session #1, email Ding Fan at by January 18, 2022.

Session #2
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

To RSVP for Session #2, email Ding Fan at by January 31, 2022.


If you are unable to attend, you can watch the video on our YouTube channel.