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PPE Portal

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Are you in need of protective equipment to keep your operations running but you are unsure of where to source it? Or can you manufacture protective equipment for others?

Lobster Bait Challenge

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Ignite Labs and Perennia are pleased to launch an Innovation Challenge for the seafood industry. The challenge is to develop a lobster bait that will use bi-products from the ground fish processing industry but in a more sustainable way. GET THE SCHEDULE WATCH THE LIVESTREAM What it’s about? Ever dreamt about building a better mousetrap?  Like to get your hands wet and talk to people working in and around the… Read More »Lobster Bait Challenge

START[2020]

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WATCH NOW START[2020] is an Atlantic wide sustainable innovation pitch competition for anyone creating new value with bioresources. START[2020] was open to individuals, startups, and existing businesses who need support to develop their idea, to beta-test solutions, and to bring their idea to market. Five finalists were selected to pitch during the Atlantic BIOCON 2020 Virtual Series on July 14 at 2PM AST.   IGNITE is proud to announce that the… Read More »START[2020]

IGNITE launches a free platform to help businesses get online

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IGNITE launches free platform to help businesses get online IGNITE, in partnership with St. John’s Board of Trade, Startup Zone PEI, and Nova Scotia Business Inc., are launching a new platform to help Atlantic Canadian businesses get online. Open to any business, in any industry, anywhere in Atlantic Canada, e-port is a free service that provides the tools and support to build an online presence. From starting a website to… Read More »IGNITE launches a free platform to help businesses get online

Province Invests in New Businesses, Innovation

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The province is investing $750,000 to help startup businesses seize opportunities emerging from COVID-19. Business incubators Volta, Ignite and the Organization for Nova Scotia Innovation-Driven Enterprise (ONSIDE) will receive funding to help new businesses get off the ground. Funding through Innovacorp will support startup activities in Cape Breton. “COVID-19 has had a big impact on existing industry and startups,” said Geoff MacLellan, Minister of Business. “As the province focuses on economic recovery,… Read More »Province Invests in New Businesses, Innovation

IGNITE Awarded National Award

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IGNITE has been awarded the CANIE Award for Social Innovation for the Atlantic Region. The award recognizes organizations that have achieved excellence and innovation in social impact. The team at IGNITE is extremely excited about this recognition and would like to thank the Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation for selecting us for this prestigious award. The Canada Innovation & Entrepreneurship Awards (also known as the CANIE Awards) is the Innovators and Entrepreneurs… Read More »IGNITE Awarded National Award

How COVID-19 Affects Rural Business

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As times are changing daily, the challenges of doing business in rural areas growlarger. Many businesses have successfully pivoted their products and services online, orcontact-free purchasing. However, not all businesses have the opportunity to do so.They face many barriers, such as a lack of online knowledge, lack of personal resources, andthe largest being a lack of funding to initiate the above. Many rural businesses have closed their doors upon hearing… Read More »How COVID-19 Affects Rural Business

Ignite Labs helping N.S. frontline and health-care workers during COVID-19 pandemic

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YARMOUTH, N.S. — Can you hear that? It’s not just the sound of 3D printers slicing and churning in repetitive precision across the province. It’s not just the sound of sewing machines rumbling to life in living rooms and kitchens in Nova Scotia. It’s also the sound of relief from a business that can keep its employees safe while providing an essential service. It’s the sound of gratitude from health-care… Read More »Ignite Labs helping N.S. frontline and health-care workers during COVID-19 pandemic

COVE and IGNITE sign MOU for collaboration of expertise in the ocean tech sector

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April 9, 2019 (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) – The Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) and IGNITE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen the regional ocean innovation network, commercialization of new technologies, and to propel the success of entrepreneurs and businesses in the “fish tech” sector. The partnership will deepen sector expertise of capture fisheries and aquaculture by sharing ideas for new technology creation and adoption and… Read More »COVE and IGNITE sign MOU for collaboration of expertise in the ocean tech sector

IGNITE’S Response to COVID-19

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As many of you know there has been many closures and cancellations throughout the province and the country due to the widespread effects and concern of COVID-19. At IGNITE we take the health and safety of our tenants, the public and our staff seriously and we are exercising all necessary precautions in efforts to help stop the spread of this virus. OUR EVENTS & PROGRAMMING We have made the decision… Read More »IGNITE’S Response to COVID-19