NS commits $2 million to new “Innovation sandboxes”

March 21, 2014

The Nova Scotia government has announced $2 million in funding to create 4 "innovation sandboxes," entrepreneurship incubators where students can get help in bringing their business idea to market. The “sandboxes” will be opened by the following partnerships: Cape Breton University and the Nova Scotia Community College Marconi Campus; Saint Mary's University, NSCAD University, and Mount Saint Vincent University; Dalhousie University and Acadia University; and Dalhousie University, Saint Mary's University, NSCAD University and Volta Labs. “Each of the centres will offer a combination of academic programming and entrepreneurial, professional and management resources,” explains an NS news release. The NS government will provide each centre with $150,000 per year for up to 3 years. NS News Release | CBC