Innovacorp’s Early Stage Commercialization Fund (ESCF) helps move Nova Scotia university, college and university-affiliated hospital research to market. 

Below is a list of the 2018-2019 funded projects. 

Fall 2018 Round

Dalhousie University

Researcher: Daniel Boyd
Project: Medical device for osteoarthritis pain management

Researchers: Ian Hill, Samuel March
Project: Perovskite solar cells

Researchers: Orlando R. Hung, Andrew D. Milne, Matt d’Entremont
Project: Lightwand for trachea intubation

Researchers: John P. Frampton, Laurent Kreplak 
Project: Wound care product using bio-active polymer fibers


Researcher: Darren Oysterek 
Project: Virtual reality diagnostic tool for eye clinics

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Researcher: Michael Gross
Project: Mobile app to monitor patient's post-operative condition, detect potential problems and alert care providers