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: 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)-

Suite 207, 1344 Summer Street
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada  B3H 4R2
Telephone: 902-494-3509
Fax: 902-494-5189

Agriculture Contact: David Fullerton

Telephone: 902-896-2419

Please see for a list of current research projects, themes and researchers at Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture. 


Mount Saint Vincent University  

Industry Liaison Office

Mount Saint Vincent University

166 Bedford Highway

Halifax, NS B3M 2J6

Gina Funicelli- Director, Industry Liaison Office

Tel: 902.240.3221


Acadia University

Office of Industry & Community Engagement (ICE)
210 Horton Hall
18 University Ave.
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia  Canada    B4P 2R6

Director- Leigh Huestis
Tel: (902) 585-1425
Fax: (902) 585-1096

Saint Francis Xavier University (St. FX)

Research Services Group

Nicholson Tower 308

Phone: (902) 867-2393

Fax: (902) 867-3246

Email Us:

Saint Mary’s University

Atrium Building
Suite 210
Halifax, NS, B3H 3C3
Fax: 902.496.8772

Kevin Buchan- Director
Tel: 902.491.6297

Cape Breton University

CBU Industry Liaison Officer

Nova Scotia Community Colleges (NSCC)-

Sarah Singer
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)– has an Atlantic Office located at:

100 des Aboiteaux Street, Suite 1300
Moncton, New Brunswick
E1A 7R1
Tel.: 1-877-767-1767
Fax: 506-854-7981

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


Mitacs offers funding for industry to use Graduate Students working to complete a Masters degree. Please contact Brennan Gillis at or by email


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 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: . Please take notice that programs are only open for a select time.



For more funding options and programs please contact our office!

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