In 2017, the number of research and development (R&D) partnerships was 1,221. Since 2013, Nova Scotia has seen the total number of partnerships increase by about 180 as incremental progress is made toward the goal of 2,000 partnerships per year by 2024.
year Number of Partnerships baseline target 2013 1045 1000 2000 2014 1192 1000 2000 2015 1172 1000 2000 2016 1221 1000 2000
What This Means
The number of R&D partnerships is measured by Springboard Atlantic as Industry Engagement Activities, which tracks awarded funding with industry partners to develop commercial, institutional or joint industry partnership, or solutions. The number of partnerships has been growing in Nova Scotia since 2013.
Invention could help wheelchair patients avoid bedsores
The Paraglide device repositions without lifting, helping to avoid workplace injuries for support workers, as well as having the potential to reduce the risk of bedsores or pressure injuries for individuals.
Beer app connects Nova Scotians to their favourite brew
ImmediaC and NSCC partnered to develop an app, Craft on T’app, an app that lets breweries and restaurants show customers what is and isn’t on tap that day.
Indoor playground is a shredded-tire engineering experiment
Halifax C&D Recycling is testing the use of shredded tires as infill instead of gravel. The material has insulating qualities, is lightweight and could be cheaper than regular fill. The data is being collected by a Dalhousie University engineering professor, Hany el Naggar, and a team of graduate students.
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