Atlantic Canada’s commercialization and industry liaison network


A clear mission

With collaborative ownership from all 19 post-secondary institutions doing research in the region, Springboard is a not-for-profit that exists at the nexus of research and business, driving innovation while building competitive economic advantages for Atlantic Canada.

Formed in 2005, Springboard and its partners work to foster our proud history of innovation and risk taking - leveraging the bold and creative nature of our coast.

Our network of professionals is positioned strategically, developing relationships between Atlantic Canada’s research and business sectors with a focus on impacting a business’ bottom line.

An eye for economic growth

At the forefront of our efforts is providing long-term support and growth opportunities to Atlantic Canada’s economy. We achieve this through the delivery of research outcomes and capacity, as well as both technology and knowledge transfer from education institutions to industry.

Mobilizing innovation

Enhancing the economic development of our region means mobilizing innovation. By accelerating technology and knowledge transfer to the private sector through industry engagement, we’re doing just that.

These programs provide:

  • Subsidized support for industry engagement positions
  • Central support services and access to expertise
  • Funding geared to support technology development, acceleration, industry engagement, and the protection of intellectual property.