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Want to access post-secondary institution research and resources?

The Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program helps small and medium-sized companies access expertise within post-secondary institutions to:

  • Improve productivity;
  • Develop a new product, service, or process; and
  • Grow their business

There are two tiers of the Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program.

  • Tier 1: Vouchers of up to $15,000 for eligible businesses that have not previously been awarded a voucher or are applying with a new project.
  • Tier 2: Vouchers of up to $25,000 for eligible businesses to build on work already completed through a Tier 1 Voucher.

To ensure more Nova Scotia companies can get started on their research initiatives, companies are limited to two Tier One vouchers.

Vouchers are used to access services from eligible Service Providers. Businesses must select a provider and service that best fits their needs.


Before You Apply:

Prior to submitting an application, please contact your local Regional Business Development Advisor to discuss your business and/or your project to confirm eligibility.

Please also read the following documents to ensure you have all the required information available when completing the form:

Important Dates

Applications for the Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program will be accepted from May 10 until May 31, 2022.

All projects must be completed and claims submitted before March 15, 2023.

How to Apply


Eligible Service Providers

Contact a Regional Business Development Advisor near you or use our interactive map  

SOUTH SHORE REGION
Lunenburg, Queens, Shelburne
Malinda Matchett
mmatchett@nsbi.ca

902.523.5137

WESTERN REGION
Yarmouth, Digby

Malinda Matchett
mmatchett@nsbi.ca

902.774.0208

VALLEY REGION
Annapolis, Kings, Hants
Sean Cochrane
scochrane@nsbi.ca

902.790.2372

NORTHERN REGION
Cumberland, Colchester
David Copus
dcopus@nsbi.ca

902.893.6156

NORTHEASTERN REGION
Pictou, Antigonish, Guysborough

Lynn Coffin
lcoffin@nsbi.ca

902.759.8708

CAPE BRETON REGION
Cape Breton, Richmond, Inverness, Victoria
Wanda MacLean
wmaclean@nsbi.ca

902.227.7144

HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY
Dartmouth & East
Beth McCormack
bmccormack@nsbi.ca

902.456.5047

HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY
Halifax & West
Rob Black
rblack@nsbi.ca

902.402.3250