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Innovation Corporation, N.S. (inNOVAcorp) 

Organizational Overview

InNOVAcorp was established by the Innovation Corporation Act in 1995, as a Crown corporation with a private sector Board. The corporation's focus is on technology commercialization.

Our main location is in Dartmouth; there you will find our commercialization advisors, corporate services, testing services, and one incubator. We also have field offices in Halifax, Kentville, Sydney, and Wolfville; and incubators in Truro and Halifax. We are linked to universities, research institutions, and companies across the province and across Canada.

InNOVAcorp has an ISO9002 Certified Quality System.

Mandate and Functions

Our job is to help entrepreneurs commercialize their technology-based products and services. We do this by offering an array of unique full service solutions including financial investment, technology and quality planning, and business incubation. We also support the growth of promising industry sectors via partnerships.

Programs and Services


Sector development in three areas: life sciences; information technology; and advanced materials and engineering.

Commercialization with equity investment; business incubation; information services; research and development support (through IRAP); technology and quality planning; and product design and process development.


Canadian Technology Network (CTN)
Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) (under contract with National Research Council Canada)
Life Science Industry Partnership (LSIP)
Technology and Quality Solutions (TQS)

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