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Atlantic Innovation Fund

Since its launch in 2001, the Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF) has been helping Atlantic Canadians compete in the global economy through the development and commercialization of new ideas, technologies, products and services.

From developing your business’ innovative products and services to bringing your ideas from the lab to the marketplace, the Atlantic Innovation Fund is there to help.  

Interested in applying?

Mandatory letters of intent are now being accepted until August 14, 2013 (2 p.m. ADT). Project proposals are due November 6, 2013 (2 p.m. AST). See how to apply.


Latest News

14 May 2013 
PM announces support for innovation in Atlantic Canada 
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced support for three projects in Prince Edward Island under the Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF), which will promote jobs, growth and long-term prosperity. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). Read the news release.

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Spotlight on Success

VMT’s SurvivalQuestMT lifeboat simulatorSeafaring made safer
Launching lifeboats safely can mean the difference between life and death, but there’s never been a consistent way to safely train workers at sea. Until now — thanks to a Newfoundland company that’s helping seafarers worldwide better prepare for emergencies at sea... read more | see a video interview with Virtual Marine Technology

Tapping into seaweed Acadian Seaplants
From the grounds of their Nova Scotia base, Jean-Paul Deveau and his team at Acadian Seaplants are busy working up some magic. It may not be alchemy driven by visions of ever-lasting life, but the humble stuff they work with every day is definitely turning into pure business gold … see ACOA’s video interview with Jean-Paul

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                         See a listing of all approved AIF projects.