Industry Driven Research and Innovation Program 2019-2020

The Industry Driven Research and Innovation program supports industry-led research and development projects that can improve profitability, competitiveness, sustainability, self-sufficiency, and comparative advantage of Nova Scotia’s diverse agriculture and agri-food sector.


An agricultural industry association that:

  • Represents an identifiable N.S. agricultural & agri-food product
  • Demonstrates a not-for-profit status

Applicants are encouraged to be partnered with an organization capable of conducting research.

Please refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed eligibility.

Deadline or important dates

Program Opening: February 1, 2019
Application Deadline: March 15, 2019
Claim Deadline: March 1, 2020

How to Apply

Complete the Industry Driven Research and Innovation application form and detailed proposal. A proposal outline can be found in the Guidelines.

Clients new to programs since 2019 must complete the Program Funding Registration (PFR) form. Returning clients to update PFR form as necessary.

Supporting Documents

Program guidelines and application are available in the “Downloads” section.

Contact Information

Agriculture – Programs and Business Risk Management Division
74 Research Dr.
Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2

Phone: 902 893-6377
Toll-free: 1 866 844-4276
Fax: 902 893-7579


Program Guidelines
Application Form
Program Funding Registration Form