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Nova Scotia’s Community of Interest

The Nova Scotia Community of Interest (COI) is a collaboration mechanism intended to drive decarbonization by accelerating the transition of Next Generation Materials from benchtop to real world environments. The COI was launched at Movin’ On Summit 2021 and is being led by the Verschuren Centre, a research and deployment centre based in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Consumer demand and regulatory changes are driving large manufacturing companies to establish public carbon reduction goals and commitments. To reach these sustainability targets, manufacturers must decarbonize both their operations and supply chains. Energetic materials, biomaterials, and smart materials are all part of the solution, but achieving the scale required to make an impact has been an ongoing challenge. 

By bringing together cross-disciplinary expertise from SMEs, manufacturing organizations, research organizations, and government bodies, the COI aims to build the runaway required for the manufacturing industry to scale up and adopt Next Generation Materials. 

Community Event

On December 8th, 2021,(time TBD) we invite you to participate in the COI’s inaugural event. This event will explore how the Community aims to accelerate the transition of Next Generation Materials, what COI participation can look like, and how you can get involved. You will also get a chance to hear from some COI partners who will provide project execution support.



Stay connected

Interested in staying connected with this community?
Contact Madison BrennanCluster Development Officer at The Verschuren Centre

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