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Industry Driven Research and Innovation Program


Maximum of $30,000 per year, for up to two years


The Industry Driven Research and Innovation program supports industry-led research and development projects that can improve profitability, competitiveness, sustainability, self-sufficiency, and comparative advantage of Nova Scotia’s diverse agriculture and agri-food sector.

Eligible Applicants

An eligible applicant is an agricultural industry association that:
• represents identifiable Nova Scotia agriculture and agri-food products; and/or
• demonstrates not-for-profit status by providing appropriate documentation.

Industry partnerships with research organizations (universities, foundations, industry organizations) are encouraged.

Eligible Expenses

  • salaries for term employees: graduate students, post-doctorate fellowships, contract technicians, and summer students directly related to the project
  • consumable supplies/disposables
  • knowledge and technology transfer (required)*
  • laboratory analysis
  • small equipment or tools with a value of $100 or less
  • HST for qualifying not-for-profit organizations
  • in-kind contributions up to 10% of total eligible expenses

*Note: Project details must include a communication plan and forecasted costs for the circulation of research results.

Deadline Date

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Contact Name: Agriculture – Programs and Business Risk Management Division

Phone Number: 902 893-6377

E-mail Address:


Industry: Agriculture, Location: Nova Scotia ,
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