Innovating Rural Communities


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Lobster Bait Challenge

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

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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

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Province Invests in New Businesses, Innovation

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

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IGNITE Awarded National Award

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

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How COVID-19 Affects Rural Business

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

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