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The Labs is more than just space and infrastructure. It’s a community. It offers on-site support, flexible leasing, and enhanced credibility. It’s designed to provide you with everything you need to focus on success — and stay on budget.

A place to grow
  • Flexible leasing arrangements so you can increase or decrease your space without penalty
  • Purpose-built infrastructure, with lab and office space constructed to your needs
  • Building designed and built for LEED certification
  • Secure building (access card system)
  • 24-hour building access
  • Air-conditioned building
  • Kitchen / cafeteria space and amenities
  • Shared office equipment to keep overhead costs low (e.g. multifunction devices with colour copy, scan, print, fax and email capabilities; postage, laminating and binding machines; shredding service)
  • Computerized mechanical and electrical systems, Aircuity Optinet System
  • Emergency power (entire building)
  • Loading dock
  • Custodial services
  • Occupational health and safety support
  • Office space for off-site clients
  • Individual company mailboxes
Reach out to the world
  • State-of-the-art enterprise-grade integrated voice and data network and services at competitive rates
  • IT professionals are available to assist you with software, hardware and network installation and troubleshooting
  • Network monitored 24x7x365 so we can quickly and proactively address potential issues
  • Security and reliability enhanced through enterprise-grade firewall/router and protection from power interruptions
  • Ability to login securely from home or on the road through the Invest Nova Scotia network via virtual private networking (VPN)
  • Advanced voice services via voIP
  • Advice and assistance available for IT planning and troubleshooting; software, hardware and network installation
  • Rapid moves, adds and changes of telephones and internet service
  • Wireless access (wifi) in all common areas
  • Server hosting (HVAC, secure caged client hosting areas, surveillance, backup)
Testing new ideas
  • Wet and dry lab space
  • Reverse osmosis water, chemical neutralization system, low-flow and canopy fume hoods and other sophisticated ventilation, chemical disposal, compressed air, emergency showers, etc.
A gathering place
  • A four-storey atrium, flooded with natural light; a daily hub for everyone and ideal for special events
  • A variety of room sizes and possible configurations
  • Audio/visual and conference room equipment
  • Assistance with organizing meetings
Share the load
  • Shared administrative support staff can reduce your payroll costs and help you concentrate on growing your business. Examples: performing event and meeting assistance; proofreading and editing business documents; developing and updating databases; preparing and formatting documents; creating mail merges and executing large mailouts; creating presentations, spreadsheets, graphs and charts; and handling your filing, photocopying, binding, faxing and scanning needs
  • Professional telephone answering, customized for your company
  • On-site mail pickup and delivery
  • Metered postage and courier services
Location, location, location!
  • Prestigious address and environment for client company customers, investors and partners
  • Professional reception services and security sign-in process
  • Access to ample free parking
  • Desirable location and image is a significant benefit for recruiting employees
  • Venue for board and annual general meetings, industry announcements, workshops and info sessions, off-site meetings for other businesses, etc.
  • Important destination for dignitaries and trade missions
  • Directory board and company door signage
Tap into the network
  • Your early stage technology company has unique and evolving challenges. Invest Nova Scotia understands these challenges, and offers hands-on business advisory services, and access to a network of mentors and service providers that complements our in-house business expertise.
  • The challenges vary, but typically include:   
    • fundamental business planning
    • intellectual property identification and protection strategies
    • implementing product development best practices
    • financial and accounting management
    • cash flow management
    • value proposition development
    • pricing strategies  
    • competitive analysis
    • state-of-the-art marketing techniques
    • sales and distribution channel strategies
    • obtaining seed and venture capital
    • human resource management strategies
Learn the tools of the trade
  • Access to information-rich professional development sessions
  • Peer support from other early stage technology companies
  • Trade opportunities and matchmaking
Off-site clients

Take advantage of The Labs. A corporate address, conference and meeting rooms, a supportive client network, and office space when you are in the area are some of the many benefits we offer.