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ESCF Submission Form

Early Stage Commercialization Fund

Early Stage Commercialization Fund

Welcome to the Early Stage Commercialization Fund submission page! We're now open for submissions.

Fill out the fields below and upload your application and the CV of your principal investigator(s). 
To learn more about ESCF or to download the proposal form, click here.

The deadline is Monday, February 13, 2023, by 11:59 pm AST.

If you have questions or require assistance, please call 902.424.8674 ext. 1603 or email escf@investnovascotia.ca.

We’re delighted to once again work with our friends at New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) to offer ESCF. While our two organizations are co-promoting the opportunity and partnering on the evaluation process and curriculum, applications from New Brunswick institutions have to apply through NBIF.

Principal Researcher Information:

Invest Nova Scotia would like to understand the diversity of start-ups that apply to our acceleration programs, to help us improve our reach to all Nova Scotians. Your answers to the question below are voluntary and will not influence award decisions.    

By clicking the Submit button at the bottom of this page, you are agreeing to the following Terms and Conditions:

I acknowledge and confirm that I will meet and abide by all Early Stage Commercialization Fund eligibility rules as outlined in the competition guidelines. Nova Scotia university and college faculty members, as well as staff and clinicians within university-affiliated hospitals, are eligible to apply. Applications from graduate students and post-docs will be considered, provided a faculty member is a co-applicant.

All information received from the applicant will be kept strictly confidential. All external reviewers will sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). However, the successful applicant herein authorizes Invest Nova Scotia, or its designated representative, to reveal the following ESCF information: the applicant’s name, title, affiliate institution, title and lay summary of the project, duration of support, and approved funding amount. The information received may also be used in evaluating the benefits attributable from the program to the Nova Scotia economy. The applicant’s permission will be sought before releasing any further information. Prior award recipients’ names and the above details may also be used in subsequent promotion of the ESCF program.