Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program
Want to access post-secondary institution research and resources?
The Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program is closed for the 2023-24 fiscal year. We are no longer accepting applications.
The Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program (PIVP) helps small and medium-sized companies access expertise within post-secondary institutions to:
- Improve productivity;
- Develop a new product, service, or process; and
- Grow their business
There are two tiers of the PIVP.
- Tier 1: Vouchers of up to $15,000 for eligible businesses that have not previously been awarded a voucher or are applying with a new project.
- Tier 2: Vouchers of up to $25,000 for eligible businesses to build on work already completed through a Tier 1 Voucher.
To ensure more Nova Scotia companies can get started on their research initiatives, companies are limited to two Tier 1 vouchers.
Vouchers are used to access services from eligible Service Providers (see list below). Businesses must select a provider and service that best fits their needs.
- Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program Guidelines
- Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program FAQ
All projects must be completed and claims submitted before March 15, 2024.
Two-Step Identity Verification
We use two-step verification for our online forms. Each time you apply or submit a claim, you will be asked to:
- Enter your Invest Nova Scotia Customer Number and your associated email address to receive a one-time code
- Enter the one-time code to verify your identity and gain access to the online form
IMPORTANT: If this is your first time applying to a program with Invest Nova Scotia or you don’t know your Customer Number, please contact your Regional Business Development Advisor to request this information.
Eligible Service Providers
|Acadia University||Leigh Huestis
Acadia Service Profile
|Cape Breton University||Sarah Conrod
|CBU Service Profile|
|Dalhousie University||Jade Jiang
|Dalhousie Service Profile|
|Mount Saint Vincent University||Danielle Goodfellow
|MSVU Service Profile|
|NSCAD University||Danielle Goodfellow
NSCAD Service Profile
NSCC Service Profile
|Saint Mary’s University||Danielle Goodfellow
|SMU Service Profile|
|St. Francis Xavier University||Andrew Kendall
StFX Service Profile
|Université Sainte-Anne||Valerie Lalande
|USte-Anne Service Profile|
|Verschuren Centre||Dr. Beth Mason
|Verschuren Service Profile|