Where entrepreneurship flourishes.

Are you an entrepreneur in the life sciences? Our Innovacorp Enterprise Centre can play a key role in your company’s development.

Opened in 2011, this state-of-the-art facility will give you an unbeatable competitive edge. As a client, you’ll make use of specialized scientific infrastructure unavailable elsewhere in the commercial real estate market. You’ll also be connected to the Life Sciences Research Institute and Halifax’s busy knowledge hub: universities, hospitals, the Brain Repair Centre, and the National Research Council – all a stone’s throw away.

The Innovacorp Enterprise Centre is more than just space and infrastructure. It’s a community. It offers on-site support, flexible leasing, and enhanced credibility. It’s designed to provide you with everything you need to focus on success – and stay on budget.
 

A place to grow

  • Flexible leasing arrangements so you can increase or decrease your space without penalty
  • Purpose-built infrastructure, with lab and office space constructed to your needs
  • Building designed and built for LEED certification
  • Secure building (access card system)
  • 24-hour building access
  • Air-conditioned building
  • Kitchen / cafeteria space and amenities
  • Shared office equipment to keep overhead costs low (e.g. multifunction devices with colour copy, scan, print, fax and email capabilities; postage, laminating and binding machines; shredding service)
  • Computerized mechanical and electrical systems, Aircuity Optinet System
  • Emergency power (entire building)
  • Loading dock
  • Custodial services
  • Occupational health and safety support
  • Office space for off-site clients
  • Individual company mailboxes

 

Reach out to the world

  • State-of-the-art enterprise-grade integrated voice and data network and services at competitive rates
  • IT professionals are available to assist you with software, hardware and network installation and troubleshooting
  • Network monitored 24x7x365 so we can quickly and proactively address potential issues
  • Security and reliability enhanced through enterprise-grade firewall/router and protection from power interruptions
  • Ability to login securely from home or on the road through the Innovacorp network via virtual private networking (VPN)
  • Advanced voice services via VoIP
  • Advice and assistance available for IT planning and troubleshooting; software, hardware and network installation
  • Rapid moves, adds and changes of telephones and internet service
  • Wireless access (WiFi) in all common areas
  • Server hosting (HVAC, secure caged client hosting areas, surveillance, backup)
     

Testing new ideas

  • Wet and dry lab space
  • Reverse osmosis water, chemical neutralization system, low-flow and canopy fume hoods and other sophisticated ventilation, chemical disposal, compressed air, emergency showers, etc.

A gathering place

  • A four-storey atrium, flooded with natural light; a daily hub for everyone and ideal for special events
  • A variety of room sizes and possible configurations
  • Audio/visual and conference room equipment
  • Assistance with organizing meetings

Shared the load

  • Shared administrative support staff can reduce your payroll costs and help you concentrate on growing your business. Examples: performing bookkeeping functions; proofreading and editing business documents; developing and updating databases; preparing and formatting documents; creating mail merges and executing large mailouts; creating presentations, spreadsheets, graphs and charts; and handling your filing, photocopying, binding, faxing and scanning needs
  • Professional telephone answering, customized for your company
  • On-site mail delivery
  • Metered postage and courier services

Location, location, location!

  • Prestigious address and environment for client company customers, investors and partners
  • Professional reception services and security sign-in process
  • Proximity to universities, medical, dental and business schools, federal research labs, financial institutions, downtown business district, etc.
  • Desirable location and image is a significant benefit for recruiting employees
  • Venue for board and annual general meetings, industry announcements, workshops and info sessions, off-site meetings of other businesses, etc.
  • Important destination for dignitaries and trade missions
  • Directory board and company door signage

Tap into the network

  • Your early-stage technology company has unique and evolving challenges. Innovacorp understands these challenges, and offers hands-on business advisory services, and access to a network of mentors and service providers complements our in-house business expertise.
  • The challenges vary, but typically include:
      – fundamental business planning
      – intellectual property identification and protection strategies
      – implementing product development best practices
      – financial and accounting management
      – cash flow management
      – value proposition development
      – pricing strategies
      – competitive analysis
      – state-of-the-art marketing techniques
      – sales and distribution channel strategies
      – obtaining seed and venture capital
      – human resource management strategies

Learn the tools of the trade

  • Access to information-rich professional development sessions
  • Peer support from other early-stage technology companies
  • Trade opportunities and matchmaking
     

Off-site clients

Take advantage of the Innovacorp Enterprise Centre. A corporate address, conference and meeting rooms, a supportive client network, and office space when you are in the area are some of the many benefits we offer.

 

1344 Summer Street
Halifax, NS B3H 0A8
Canada
902.424.8670 x 1500
info@innovacorp.ca