Are you looking to do on-farm research? Do you have an innovative product you would like to develop? Finding funding to complete these projects can be a challenge.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has created an online searchable database of Fund Programs. Check out: http://www.agpal.ca/ to search the more than 200 programs listed.
Universities are always looking to work with industry on research initiatives. Industry Liaison offices can provide you with researcher match up, graduate and undergraduate student opportunities, funding information and application preparation. Industry Liaison offices are listed below.
Dalhousie University – Industry Liaison and Innovation (ILI)- http://www.dal.ca/dept/research-services/ili.html
Suite 207, 1344 Summer Street
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Agriculture Contact: David Fullerton
Please see http://nsfa-fane.ca/programs-projects/research/ for a list of current research projects, themes and researchers at Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture.
Mount Saint Vincent University–http://www.msvu.ca/en/home/research/researchservices/industryliaisonoffice/default.aspx
Industry Liaison Office
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS B3M 2J6
Gina Funicelli- Director, Industry Liaison Office
Acadia University– http://ice.acadiau.ca/index.php/home.html
Office of Industry & Community Engagement (ICE)
210 Horton Hall
18 University Ave.
Wolfville, Nova Scotia Canada B4P 2R6
Director- Leigh Huestis
Tel: (902) 585-1425
Fax: (902) 585-1096
Saint Francis Xavier University (St. FX)– http://sites.stfx.ca/research/ilo/
Research Services Group
Nicholson Tower 308
Phone: (902) 867-2393
Fax: (902) 867-3246
Email Us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint Mary’s University– http://www.smu.ca/research/office-of-innovation-and-community-engagement.html
Halifax, NS, B3H 3C3
Kevin Buchan- Director
Cape Breton University– http://www.cbu.ca/research/industry-liaison#.VS1UVJNjZdw
CBU Industry Liaison Officer email@example.com
Nova Scotia Community Colleges (NSCC)- http://www.nscc.ca/about_nscc/applied_research/ilo.asp
Industry Liaison Officer, Applied Research
Institute of Technology Campus
5685 Leeds Street
Halifax, NS B3K 2T3
Phone: (902) 491-7340
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)– http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/index_eng.asp has an Atlantic Office located at:
100 des Aboiteaux Street, Suite 1300
Moncton, New Brunswick
What NSERC Regional Offices can do for you:
- connect you to the regional research and innovation community;
- help you identify potential R&D partners in the region and across Canada;
- assist and provide financial support to universities, colleges and other organizations to organize meetings and events that encourage academic-industrial collaboration;
- partner with you on events related to research and innovation, and;
- help you showcase your research and innovation success
Innovacorp offers a variety of programs for businesses including the Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program (P&I). 2015 Applications are due July 3, 2015! Please visit https://innovacorp.ca/acceleration-initiatives for more information.
The Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture offers many funding opportunities through the Growing Forward II HomeGrownSuccess Program. Information on all programs is available at: http://novascotia.ca/agri/programs-and-services/financial-funding/growing-forward2/ . Please take notice that programs are only open for a select time.
For more funding options and programs please contact our office!