BioNova aims to accelerate the innovation and productivity of businesses in Nova Scotia’s bioeconomy through our Projects, Programs, Services & Events with the support of our stakeholders and funding partners.

Featured Program

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TAP)

TAP allows life sciences SMEs to apply for small project funding to engage technical expertise that is not available within their company. The technical expertise received is intended to allow the company to overcome an immediate challenge that is acting as a barrier to commercialization ...
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  • BIOPORT

    Since 2002, BioPort has provided a forum to inform and inspire the health and life sciences community to develop their ideas, commercialize their technologies and build links within the region, nationally and abroad.

  • TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TAP)

    TAP allows life sciences SMEs to apply for small project funding to engage technical expertise that is not available within their company. The technical expertise received is intended to allow the company to overcome an immediate challenge that is acting as a barrier to commercialization.

  • BIONOVA BOOST

    BioNova Boost is a series of business sessions for entrepreneurs, researchers and stakeholders. The sessions are designed to accelerate the productivity and innovation of the Health and Life Sciences sector.

  • THE BIOINNOVATION CHALLENGE

    BIC is an Atlantic Canadian business competition that recognizes commercialization potential in health and life sciences. Since 2011, it has encouraged innovation and the creation of new companies in the sector.

  • NETWORKING EVENTS

    We believe making face to face connections will build better partnerships and strengthen our industry. Quarterly networking events like Biotech Social, the annual Holiday Reception, the Annual General Meeting, and celebrations of a job well done with Good News & Blues are essential events that connect our industry and provide a place where we can discuss common challenges and opportunities.

  • INTERNATIONAL BIOPARTNERING PROGRAM

    The program offers local companies and research organizations the opportunity to bring an international collaborator to Nova Scotia and facilitates the creation of focused international business and research alliances and is an opportunity to move existing international relationships into the next level of the collaborative process, and may include company recruitment,…

  • MISSION & CONFERENCE ASSISTANCE

    BioNova participates in a select group of external conferences that are seen as pivotal events for the local industry. For these select, external events, BioNova partners with local, national and international organizations to develop assistance programs for member companies, which may involve discounted registrations, speaking engagements, and travel and accommodation assistance.

  • BIOBUSINESS ACCELERATOR PROGRAM (BAP)

    BioNova’s BAP program is a suite of individual program initiatives that are assembled based on the present day needs of the local life science community. The program has an over-arching goal to move businesses down the commercialization pathway faster to get technologies and products to the market sooner.

  • BIC Junior

    BioNova’s BioInnovation Challenge Junior (BIC Junior) inspires Nova Scotia’s high school and first year post-secondary students to create a business idea for the Health and Life Sciences sector that has real commercialization potential. With the support and guidance of BioNova and Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia (JA Nova Scotia), students are given the knowledge and skills necessary to create their business idea and pitch it to a panel of judges during BioPort.