Goal 11

PSE R&D

Through both individual initiative and expanded collaboration, and with support from government, Nova Scotia’s universities and the NSCC will have doubled research funding.

Updated:

PSE R&D data summary graphic

Current situation

The latest data shows university R&D in Nova Scotia has fallen slightly from $182 million in 2011/12 to $173 million in 2014/15. We are not on track to attain this goal.

yearactualtargetbaseline
200093.3360182
200189.3360182
200295.8360182
2003103.1360182
2004121.6360182
2005135.2360182
2006144.3360182
2007153.2360182
2008170.4360182
2009169.1360182
2010167.7360182
2011172.7360182
2012181.7360182
2013178.7360182
2014159.6360182
2015173.3360182

What this means

This data shows the dollar value of sponsored research and development occurring at Nova Scotia universities. It does not include sponsored research and development performed at Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC). It should be noted, many funding programs from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) are cyclical. Although the John Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) awards smaller-scale research funding to individual researchers three times a year, all other programs are larger-scale and take place every two to three years. Special funding programs from CFI are also held periodically to meet specific demands. Therefore, longer terms trends in funding will show the fuller picture for this goal.

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