The following companies/organizations are Investors of the Cape Breton Partnership and offer services specific to business development.
Virtual Adviser Program
Get one-on-one support from an experienced business adviser. Our free Virtual Adviser Program powered by BoomersPlus.com will match you with a seasoned professional to help you solve a unique challenge your business is facing during this difficult time. The program is available to businesses operating in Cape Breton. The Virtual Adviser Program is powered by BoomersPlus.com which specializes in matching organizations with seasoned talent to fill project or term roles. Their network includes thousands of professionals, managers and executives ready to share their experience and expertise.READ MORE
Business Planning Advisor
285 Alexandra Street, Sydney, NS,
Continuing Education Program
As the owner of a licensed childcare facility or day care centre, you could get $13 an hour towards the salary of a substitute so that you or your employees can take approved courses in Early Childhood. You need to ensure that the employees have worked for you for a minimum of 6 months. Since the program also reimburses your employees for course costs, this can be a practical way for everyone at your facility to benefit from skills upgrades.READ MORE
PO Box 578, Brunswick Place, 2021 Brunswick Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2S9Visit website
Innovation Mobilization Program
Industry can collaborate with Springboard network members in order to access funding (applications for the IM Program must be submitted by a Springboard Atlantic member to qualify for funding). Funding categories include:
Industry Engagement:connects skilled professionals in academia with like-minded contacts in industry to drive new collaborations and support research commercialization in Atlantic Canada.
Proof of Concept:support for developing early stage ideas, from a lab bench to a working prototype or equivalent (e.g. software beta).
Patent and Legal:support for the assessment and protection of ideas with commercial potential. All forms of intellectual property are eligible e.g. patents, industry designs, copyright, trademarking etc.
Marketing Support:validate the commercial potential of an idea. This funding supports market assessment and prototype development.
Intellectual Property Office
Intellectual property is the legal right to ideas, inventions and creations in the industrial, scientific, literary and artistic fields. It also covers symbols, names, images, designs and models used in business. Without realizing it, your business may be creating IP assets that should be protected.READ MORE
Music Nova Scotia – Training/Reports/Webinars
The objective of the Music Nova Scotia is to encourage the creation, development and growth of small Nova Scotian music businesses around artists and their intellectual property. To aid in this mission, Music Nova Scotia offers reports, training and webinars to better prepare Nova Scotia artists in their business development efforts.READ MORE
902-423-6271 Ext. 107
NRC – Research and Development Programming
Learn about how the National Research Council can support your innovation efforts with strategic and collaborative research centres, scientific and technical advisory services, and licensing opportunities. Programs include: Research and collaboration – Research and collaboration centres, international innovation, libraries and data collections, industrial R&D groups Facilities – Unique and specialized research and testing facilities to support private and public sector partners Products and services – Technical and advisory services, software and applications, reference materials, calibration, construction codes Intellectual property licensing – Patent licensing opportunities to develop integrated and market-ready solutionsREAD MORE
Protecting your Intellectual Property in Export Markets
Consider taking steps to protect your intellectual property before you export abroad. Although Canada has ratified several treaties dealing with IP, you are still required to officially register your IP in a foreign country before your property is protected there. Copyrights are an exception to this rule. When you register for copyright protection in Canada, your protection is valid in any country that has signed the Berne Copyright Convention or other copyright treaties.READ MORE