Innovacorp is thrilled to announce four Innovacorp Accelerate streams, each offering cash and expertise to Nova Scotia start-ups hitting milestones on the path to investment-readiness:

  • Accelerate Ocean Tech
  • Accelerate Health Tech
  • Accelerate Agriculture Tech
  • Accelerate Clean Tech

Now 100 per cent virtual, Innovacorp Accelerate replaces our Sprint and six-month accelerate programs from past years. We’ve rolled up the benefits of both those initiatives into this new opportunity, which is open to all the start-ups who were eligible for – or even participated in – those former programs. We are seeking the next generation of start-ups to leverage our deep in-house expertise and network of experts and investors.
Applications are now open. The deadline for submissions is May 26, 2021, at 11:59 pm ADT.

You should apply if:

•    Your technology is rooted in a scientific discovery or engineering innovation that represents globally relevant intellectual property.
•    You have a strong technical or business founder, and an established Nova Scotia-based company built around a customer-validated problem.
•    You have identified a large market pain, done market research and performed thorough competition analysis.
•    You’re ready to complete, or have already completed, a proof of concept or prototype and validate your technology.

What's on offer?  $25,000 in funding to address key technical and business milestones, plus access to a series of acceleration activities and resources. Up to eight awards are expected this round.

Learn more about program eligibility and how to apply.

Questions can be directed to Kristen Fortune and Charles Milton at accelerate@innovacorp.ca.