Ideas Sparking Innovation

Halifax's innovation ecosystem is growing and new ideas and spaces are popping up. Learn about Halifax's first Innovation District project and stay tuned for new initiatives.

Halifax Innovation Outpost

The Halifax Innovation Outpost is a partnership between the Halifax Regional Municipality and the Halifax Partnership. The Outpost is the first major project of the District and aims to advance the role of innovation within municipal government and our city.

Housed at Volta, Canada's east coast innovation hub, the Outpost will focus on three initial priorities:

  1. Addressing a key social challenge, in alignment with and leveraging the municipality’s poverty reduction strategy developed by the Halifax Regional Municipality and United Way of Halifax
  2. Developing a Living Lab initiative, so startups and scaleups can beta test and evolve ideas and products in collaboration with the Halifax Regional Municipality and other public, private, and post-secondary partners.
  3. Executing a data transparency project with the Halifax Regional Municipality that tracks and reports on Council commitments to HRM residents

If you’re interested in learning more about the Outpost and how you can get engaged, get in touch.

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