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Looking to become Nova Scotia’s next business success story?

Every business is unique. We offer a variety of programs and tools designed to help businesses reach their full potential.

Here’s a snapshot of the programs, services, online tools and workshops available to help your business succeed.

Not sure where to start? We have a dedicated team of Regional Business Development Advisors on hand to get you started and navigate the options. With practical business advice and market know-how, our experts help Nova Scotia businesses discover and do business in markets around the world and connect to the right solutions.

Current Programs

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Asia Market Development Program

The Asia Market Development Program (AMDP) helps Atlantic Canada exporters expand their presence and grow sales in Asia. AMDP provides the in-market expertise and network to connect with customers in South Korea, Japan, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) markets.

Europe Market Development Program

The Europe Market Development Program (EMDP) helps Atlantic Canada exporters expand their presence and grow sales in new industry sectors and countries in Europe.

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Innovation Rebate Program

The Innovation Rebate Program (IRP) provides financial incentives for projects that support companies as they innovate, drive productivity, increase production capacity, and adopt more sustainable approaches to growth across Nova Scotia.

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Launch Export Atlantic Incubator

The Launch Export Atlantic Incubator is a virtual export readiness program that builds the export capacity of small businesses in Atlantic Canada with the goal of enabling long-term economic growth in the region.

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Mitacs Accelerate Program

Mitacs Accelerate Program reduces the cost to your business to access collaborative research from post-secondary institutes and faculty supervisors. Each 15-week research project is awarded $15,000. 

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Scotians is a global network of experts with a connection to Nova Scotia who are ready to support your business with advice, connections, market insights, and ideas.

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Trade Accelerator Program

Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) is a training program to help Nova Scotia companies expand into international markets. Receive access to top industry experts, coaching to build a personalized export strategy, and a wide range of resources, tools, and training.

Trade Market Intelligence Service

With a research team of sector specialists and access to leading proprietary databases, the Trade Market Intelligence (TMI) service can help your company access critical market and trade intelligence to help identify export opportunities specific to your products, services, and markets of interest.

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Trade Missions

Looking to grow your business across Canada or internationally? Trade missions are a cost effective way to explore new opportunities, find new customers and partners, or attract investment and capital.

Other Programs

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Digital Marketing Asset Development Program

The Digital Marketing Asset Development Program supports companies with the development of custom digital marketing videos to elevate their national and international sales efforts, and help them succeed in an increasingly competitive digital sales reality.

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Export Development Program

The Export Development Program supports businesses looking to increase sales outside of Nova Scotia, adopt technology and enhance e-commerce, and improve competitiveness.

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Scale-up Hub Atlanta

Scale-up Hub Atlanta helps Atlantic Canada technology companies grow their export sales capacity in the Atlanta region.

Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program

The Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program (PIVP) helps businesses seek out expertise within post-secondary institutions to improve productivity; develop a new product, service, or process; and create growth.