Innovacorp helps high potential early stage Nova Scotia companies commercialize their technologies and succeed in the global marketplace. Our High Performance Incubation (HPi)™ business model incorporates incubation infrastructure, business mentoring, and seed and venture capital investment. HPi is recognized internationally as a best practice technology commercialization approach.

We focus on high growth potential emerging companies with innovative proprietary technology and/or service offerings. Key industries include information technology, life sciences, clean technology, advanced manufacturing, and aerospace.

We are seeking applications from exceptional individuals to join our board and play a volunteer advisory and governance role with an organization that makes a significant difference in helping early stage Nova Scotia companies succeed and fuelling sustainable economic growth in the province. Board members are appointed by, and represent the interests of, the company’s shareholder, the Province of Nova Scotia.

Reporting to the board chair, the successful candidates will work closely with other senior level and experienced board members from private industry, the public sector, and academia.

You are a strategic and analytical thinker who is knowledgeable about innovation, management and venture capital challenges for early stage companies. You are an able debater, influencer and negotiator. You have solid communications skills and are a master at building relationships. You have an interest in taking on a public service commitment that will provide an innovation-based economic legacy for Nova Scotians. Previous board experience in the private, public or non-profit sectors and knowledge of effective board governance are essential.

These volunteer board positions are three-year, potentially renewable terms.

Innovacorp wishes to reflect the diverse nature of Nova Scotia and encourages qualified applicants from across the province.

Please apply via one of the following methods:

Email: JROBICHAUD@INNOVACORP.CA (Please submit your resume with the subject line “Nominations” by 5:00 pm on May 15, 2010.)

Address: Innovacorp - Nominations  1801 Hollis Street, Suite 1400  Halifax, NS B3J 3N4

Fax: 902.424.4679

For more information about Innovacorp, visit WWW.INNOVACORP.CA.