The following companies/organizations are Investors of the Cape Breton Partnership and offer services specific to business development.
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
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