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Innovation Funding

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We have two main funding sources available to innovators: the Innovation Catalyst Fund and the Patent Fund.

Innovation Catalyst Fund

Developing the next big idea in clinical care starts with smart investment in locally-driven projects. The Innovation Catalyst Fund provides financial support to clinical researchers whose ideas have the potential to transform into globally applicable solutions that improve the lives of patients. Four recipients have been awarded $100,000 each, along with several others who received funding amounts of $5K and $10K to support their projects (totaling $50,000).

Patent Fund

The new Patent Fund financially supports and protects the intellectual property owned by Nova Scotia Health. We have extensive expertise in working with external patent counsel to obtain robust patent protection on commercially-relevant intellectual property. We also lead business development activities to partner this intellectual property with an already established company or create a local spin-off company.