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Partnering with business accelerators and incubators to give Atlantic Canadian start-ups access to IP supports

Businesses need to protect their intellectual property, just as they would protect their physical assets such as buildings and equipment. Patents, copyrights, trademarks, registered industrial designs, plant breeders’ rights, geographical indications and trade secrets can give entrepreneurs a path to growth and an important advantage over their competitors.

Springboard’s Atlantic IP Advantage is a program specifically designed to help raise awareness around the importance of intellectual property (IP) in the region. It will act as a guiding light for start-up businesses, helping them access key supports for IP strategy development and implementation.

Thanks to the ElevateIP support from ISED, organizations across Canada – including Springboard Atlantic – will be able to provide intellectual property (IP) training and access to specialized services to innovative start-ups – helping harness the potential of their ideas and continue to build their businesses.

Our initiative will also help to educate, promote awareness and increase capacity of the business accelerators and incubators (BAIs) that directly support these startups. 

Springboard Atlantic is working in partnership with:

  • The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation
  • Invest Nova Scotia
  • Emergence Bioincubator
  • Genesis Centre

Along with Atlantic Canada’s network of business accelerators and incubators, we aim to:

  • Raise awareness of the importance of intellectual property
  • Educate start-ups on IP by providing them with relevant training opportunities
  • Support companies in intellectual property strategy development
  • Provide funding for IP strategy implementation – including IP filing

Full details regarding this initiative and the launch date will be announced at a later date. Please check back – as more information becomes available, it will be posted here.

Are you a member of a business accelerator or incubator wishing to participate?
Do you run a start-up interested in learning more about the program?
Are you a services provider interested in taking part?

Please contact the Director of the Atlantic IP Advantage Program or one of the three Intellectual Property Counsellors (IPCs):
Niraj Shukla, Director, Atlantic IP Advantage: nshukla@springboardatlantic.ca
Libby Carew, Regional IP Counsellor for Newfoundland and Labrador: lcarew@springboardatlantic.ca
Shelley Hessian, Regional IP Counsellor for Nova Scotia: shessian@springboardatlantic.ca
Andre Pelletier, Regional IP Counsellor for New Brunswick: apelletier@springboardatlantic.ca