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 2020-2021 funded projects. 

Fall 2020 Round

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY

Researcher: Arad Gharagozli
Project: Software for space and other airborne applications

Researcher: Shashi Gujar
Project: Immunotherapy agent for cancer treatment

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER UNIVERSITY

Researcher: Jacob Levman
Project: Technology for predicting blood lactate in pediatric intensive care patients

VERSCHUREN CENTRE

Researcher: Yury Yuryev
Project: Technology for antiviral packaging applications and surface contact transmission reduction

Winter 2021 Round

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY

Researcher: Gail Eskes
Project: Software to assess cognitive decline in seniors

Researcher: Gordon Fenton
Project: Software for geotechnical engineering design

Researcher: Shashi Gujar
Project: Immunotherapy agent for cancer treatment

NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY

Researcher: Stephen Beed
Project: Device for re-positioning patients

Researcher: Thomas Skinner
Project: Cooling device for kidney transplant surgery

Note:

 In 2020-2021, Innovacorp helped support two research projects at Dalhousie University through the Ocean Frontier Institute’s Seed Fund. The support came from Innovacorp’s ESCF budget since OFI’s competition shared ESCF’s goal of encouraging technology commercialization at post-secondary institutions.

Researcher: Yashar Monfared
Project: Marine environment sensors using plasmonic fiber-optics

Researcher: Ramón Filgueira
Project: Indicator of bivalve feeding pressure using trophic biomarkers