Future home to Nova Scotia's next clean technology game-changers

When it comes to creating environments where new businesses can thrive, we love to get invested. That’s why we’re excited to introduce the Innovacorp Demonstration Centre (IDC).

By bringing together the brightest minds in the bioresource industry and research community, we will advance the demonstration and development of bioresource technologies. Can’t picture it? That’s OK, because the centre will be unlike any facility in Canada.

What’s so great about the place? Imagine an industrial demonstration facility where cutting-edge industry innovators and researchers can test their products before bringing them to full market scale. We’re not just talking sterile labs and white coats here either. Located in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, the centre will offer access to the raw materials needed to demonstrate and develop bioresource technologies.

Check out our VIDEO SNAPSHOT of everything IDC has to offer.


We help high potential early stage Nova Scotia companies commercialize their technologies and succeed in the global marketplace. Our business model is an internationally recognized approach to helping technology companies grow. We work closely with related provincial departments and agencies to ensure effective cross-communication, and our extensive network of mentors and advisors who help you determine what you need to stay competitive and grow strong.

Innovacorp manages a venture capital fund that targets early stage clean technology ventures – could your company be next? LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR APPROACH TO INVESTMENT.

Not quite investment ready? Innovacorp's Clean Technology Pre-Investment Pilot Program supports pre-investment stage companies. Find out more HERE.


IDC is located in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, a vibrant community situated at the mouth of the Mersey River, near the ice-free port of Liverpool Bay and less than two hours from the Robert L. Stanfield International Airport and deep-water port facilities in Halifax.


The 88-acre brownfield industrial site and facilities include a thermomechanical (TMP) line, warehouses and access to other high-value equipment.

Port and Wharf

The site includes a year-round, ice-free port with 7-metre draft and direct access to all major trans-Atlantic shipping routes and close to major Northeastern U.S. ports, including Boston and New York.


The Province of Nova Scotia recently acquired the former Resolute Forest Products assets, bringing the total of Crown-owned land in the western region to 1.5 million acres. A significant fibre supply is also available from the private woodlot owners in the region.


Emera’s Brooklyn Power is a large biomass-fuelled cogeneration plant located just 400 metres from IDC. The energy plant has a significant steam production capacity that may be available to IDC companies.

3691 Highway 3
Brooklyn, NS B0J 1H0
902.424.8670 x 1602