Goal 12

Research and Development Partnerships

The number of research and development partnerships between business enterprises and Nova Scotia universities and the Community College will have doubled from an average of 1,000 per year to 2,000 per year.


Current Situation

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.

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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.