Atlantic Canada’s commercialization and industry liaison network

Resources

Our Partners

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Partnerships Options for Companies - NSERC works with companies to help you find high-qualified people, advance your R&D, and build relationships that benefit your business through our suite of targeted partnership offerings.

NSERC’s role is to make investments in people, discovery and innovation to increase Canada’s scientific and technological capabilities for the benefit of all Canadians. NSERC invests in people by supporting postsecondary students and postdoctoral fellows in their advanced studies. We promote discovery by funding research conducted by postsecondary professors and foster innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research and training.

National Research Council Canada (NRC) 

Working with clients and partners, we provide innovation support, strategic research, scientific and technical services.  NRC has just what industry needs: infrastructure, personnel, equipment, experience and networking capabilities.We offer access to leading technology equipment, research and training programs.  We provide industry with a lower-risk way to develop innovative ideas, reduce start-up costs, and shorten time to market. We offer access to leading technology equipment, research and training programs.  We provide industry with a lower-risk way to develop innovative ideas, reduce start-up costs, and shorten time to market.

First Angel Network - The Network for Private Investors

The First Angel Network Association (FAN) is a not-for-profit organization formed to bridge the capital gap for companies with extraordinary potential in Atlantic Canada. Created by angel investors for angel investors, FAN provides entrepreneurs and investors with a confidential, disciplined, high-quality private equity investment experience.  FAN also delivers education and networking opportunities in the areas of investment readiness, angel investing and commercialization.

Equals6

Equals6 is a unique social networking site to connect employers and students. Students complete profiles, compete for exclusive scholarships and discover exciting career opportunities. Employers can recruit top students. 

Resources for Companies

Mitacs

Atlantic Canada business and industry companies in need of the latest research expertise need look no further than Mitacs-Accelerate. This national program connects companies with graduate students and university faculty members through short or long-term research projects aimed at addressing a company’s need. 

During a Mitacs-Accelerate internship, a highly-skilled graduate student or post-doctoral fellow spends approximately half of his or her time onsite with the company - collecting data, interacting with staff and gaining a thorough understanding of the research challenge; the balance of the intern’s time is spent at the university, developing innovative approaches to solve the challenge.

Interested companies should visit www.mitacs.ca/accelerate. In N.B. and P.E.I. you can contact Lindsay Bowman for more information at lbowman@mitacs.ca. In N.S., for now the contact is Josette-Renee Landry at jrl@mitacs.ca and in N.L. you can contact Niraj Shukla at nshukla@mitacs.ca.

InnovationScan

InnovationScan is a platform for corporations, investors, entrepreneurs and other potential partners, to view focused presentations from innovative, growth-oriented companies. The site showcases selected companies from coast-to-coast across Canada, and presents need-to-know information via an elevator speech, factsheet, PowerPoint and short video from each company.