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Innovate, Adapt, Compete

ACOA's Innovation programs: What's new?
  • a streamlined application approach with year-round intake
  • more funding flexibility with improved access for smaller-scale projects
  • targeted activities that help get products and services to the market
  • more focus on improving competitiveness through technology and skills development

The Government of Canada is committed to fostering innovation, productivity and long-term economic growth in all regions of the country.

As part of that commitment, ACOA is proud to work with Atlantic Canadians to strengthen our region’s economy by helping businesses become more innovative, productive and competitive.

Our enhanced innovation programming responds to the needs of Atlantic businesses, universities, colleges and research institutions by helping them develop new products and services, bring new products and services to market, acquire and adapt technology and build skills necessary for today’s economy.


The Atlantic Innovation Fund helps businesses, universities, colleges and research institutions to develop and bring to market new products or services, adapt technology to meet business and market needs, and partner with other firms and researchers to achieve commercialization success.
The Business Development Program helps businesses pursue smaller scale product development projects, and also helps them acquire the skills and technology they need to bring products to market, meet customer needs and become more competitive.

To find out more about how ACOA can help you, contact your regional ACOA office.

Innovation at work

These success stories and videos show how ACOA clients are achieving success through innovation.