Sector Resources

A few of the groups, incubators, accelerators, and institutions in Halifax that support our sectors with their resources, expertise, and infrastructure.  When you host your event in Halifax, our team will connect you with these organizations for insights, speakers, delegate outings, and more.

Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO)

Canada’s largest centre for ocean research is home to 600 scientists, engineers, technicians and natural resource managers and support staff from the federal departments of Fisheries and Oceans, Environment and Climate Change, Natural Resources, and National Defence.

BIOmedical Translational Imaging Centre (BIOTIC)

BIOTIC is a multi-site imaging centre. Its multidisciplinary and cross-functional teams provide expertise in imaging research and development and collaborate on commercial development projects with industry partners, and research and development projects

Brain Repair Centre

Internationally-known for its successful treatment of the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.

Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE)

COVE is a collaborative facility for applied innovation in the ocean sector.

Creative Destruction Lab Atlantic (CDL)

CDL is a seed-stage program for massively scalable, science-based companies leveraging Dalhousie University’s world-class research expertise in ocean, clean, and environmental technology, as well as agri-food and bioproducts

Dalhousie University

A world leader in ocean research and home to the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI)Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), and Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR). Dalhousie University’s Innovation and Design in Engineering and Architecture (ideaHUB). The ideaHUB unites faculties and incorporates state-of-the-art design labs, research facilities, and engineering and incubation space.


Nova Scotia’s early-stage venture capital organization helps startups start and scale, with a focus on tech, life sciences, clean tech, and ocean tech.

The IWK Health Centre

The IWK is a teaching institution affiliated with Dalhousie University and serves as a primary clinical resource for pediatric and obstetric teaching of a broad range of health professions.

Life Sciences Research Institute (LSRI)

The LSRI is an integrated facility where scientists, students and entrepreneurs work together to improve the quality of health of Nova Scotians, Atlantic Canadians, and those across the country.

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

NSCC has advanced applied research in renewable energy, ocean research, engineered technology, environmental science, geomatics and more.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre

The largest adult academic health sciences centre in Atlantic Canada. Nearly 300 NSHA researchers are engaged in more than 1200 research projects across Nova Scotia in any given year.


Volta is one of Canada’s largest innovation hubs for tech companies ranging from ocean technology and health innovation to enterprise solutions and marketplaces.