A home for Nova Scotia’s technology entrepreneurs

Minutes away from downtown Halifax, Innovacorp’s Technology Innovation Centre is where some of the province’s best technology entrepreneurs gather to take advantage of these world-class facilities.

This is where you want your start-up to be. Here, you’ll get everything from our hands-on business guidance to enterprise-grade voice and data networks – all that you need in a facility to gain a competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

The Technology Innovation 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 the tools 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 for early-stage technology companies
  • Secure building (access card system)
  • 24-hour building access
  • 38 air-conditioned offices, 10 industrial bay units (incl. separate entrances, electronic overhead loading docks,
    300 sq ft mezzanine area, self-contained washroom, offices, 21 ft ceiling height, loading dock leveler)
  • 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)
  • Emergency power for key areas and systems
  • Loading docks
  • Daily custodial services
  • Office space for off-site clients
  • Individual company mailboxes
  • Pallet jack, hand carts
  • Occupational health and safety support
  • Fork lift (must show MCFA Operator Safety Training certificate)

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
  • 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 power)
     

Share 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 pickup and delivery
  • Metered postage and courier services

A gathering place

  • A variety of room sizes and possible configurations
  • Audio/visual and conference room equipment (projector, wireless conference phone, flip charts, whiteboards, lectern)
  • In-house coffee and tea service
  • Linens, cutlery, dishes and glassware
  • Assistance with organizing meetings (name badge creation, registration activities, catering arrangements)

Location, location, location!

  • Prestigious address and environment for client company customers, investors and partners
  • Professional reception services and security sign-in process
  • Access to ample free parking
  • 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 for 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 that 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 Technology Innovation 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.

1 Research Drive
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4M9
Canada
902.424.8670 x 1400