Springboard Atlantic


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Springboard is a member-based organization, supported by ACOA as well as our network members. The network is designed to grow Atlantic Canada’s innovation economy through collaboration among post-secondary institutions and industry.

Members engage these communities in two ways:

  • Pairing organizations looking for R&D support with specialized researchers found in 14 universities and 5 colleges throughout Atlantic Canada; and
  • Providing programming that supports the commercialization of post-secondary research.

By helping valuable research flow out of our universities and colleges, our network helps to accelerate Atlantic Canada’s innovation potential.

Who’s part of the springboard network?

Springboard is made up of industry engagement representatives at 19 post-secondary institutions across Atlantic Canada. These representatives understand Atlantic Canada’s funding landscape, provide intellectual property (IP) support and training, and act as connector between researchers and industry.

If you are looking to have an R&D project conducted or are currently enrolled or employed by one of our member institutions and would like to transition your research into a business, reach out to one of our representatives today.