Sedna Technologies

Sedna is developing a traceability system for the seafood and fisheries industry, specifically targeting the live lobster industry. By eliminating waste and decreasing mortality through real-time condition monitoring, it allows harvesters to take better care of their catch and provide a higher quality product to the public.

Ashored Innovations

Ashored Innovations is developing a bottom-bound ropeless fishing system to minimize the risk of whale entanglements and trap loss/damage, while allowing fishers to fish in zones closed to fixed fishing gear. Ashored retrofits existing lobster and crab traps with underwater buoys that can be triggered to the surface using an active-retrieval release – this permits the buoy and connecting rope to rise to the surface where fishermen can use existing onboard equipment and processes to retrieve the trap and prepare it for redeployment.

Electric Puppets

Electric Puppets works with hospitals and health clinics to create 3d and virtual reality based testing solutions. Their flagship product, Evrisia, records movement, eye position and pupil size, and can be played back in virtual reality by a clinician.  Electric Puppets creates and provides customized environments, characters and props to create an engaging patient experience.

Office Hours | Cape Breton

Innovacorp is running office hours to give friends in our pipeline and start-up community the chance to sit one-on-one with an expert and pick their brain.

Stop by Navigate Startup House on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, to meet with a variety of professionals in the business sector. No appointments necessary.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Navigate Startup House
103 – 37 Nepean Street, Sydney

Audioptics Medical

Audioptics Medical builds a microscope that can see through the eardrum to image the structures of the middle ear and measure their vibration in response to sound. Used as a screening test, their microscope can help ear surgeons diagnose hearing loss, plan surgeries and better inform their patients about treatment options.

Nova Scotia Power Makerspace

The Nova Scotia Power Makerspace gives Cape Breton start-ups, entrepreneurs, students and other creative minds the place, equipment, materials and education to let them design and build innovative products.

A creator’s dream, the 4,000 sq.ft. space in Sydney includes a general work area, a tool library, a metal working shop, a selection of woodworking tools, an electronics/robotics lab, as well as 3D drawing and printing abilities.

Intersect Challenge Submission

Welcome to the Intersect Challenge submission page! We're now open for submissions.

Fill out the fields below and upload your four-slide PowerPoint presentation.

The deadline is Friday, September 14, 2018, by 11:59 pm ADT.

If you have questions or require assistance, please call 902.564.2951 ext. 2 or email

Files must be less than 20 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx ppt pptx.

By clicking the Submit button at the bottom of this page, you are agreeing to the following Terms and Conditions:

I acknowledge and confirm that I will meet and abide by all Intersect Challenge eligibility rules as outlined in the competition guidelines, summarized as follows: start-ups must have a new knowledge-based product or service with less than $1,000,000 in annual sales revenue; companies from around the world may apply, but winners must be registered as a business in Nova Scotia for funds to be released; and entrants must be the majority owner(s) (51 per cent or more) of the start-up and plan to work full-time with the business in Nova Scotia.

All submissions will be treated confidentially and will not be made available to the public. Only those directly involved in managing or judging the competition will view submitted documents. While submission details will not be disclosed, the competition organizers reserve the right to announce those who advance to subsequent competition rounds. Materials presented during the pitch session will be considered public information.


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