About RIC

RIC provides on-site working space for up to 10 tenants, including amenities such as: wireless internet, reception services, a conference room and kitchen facilities. Additionally, services are provided to virtual tenants who require advice, mentoring, networking and programming for innovation and commercialization. There are currently six incubation tenants occupying the space, as well as Innovacorp, and three of Acadia’s research institutes including the Acadia Tidal Energy Institute, the Atlantic Canada Wine Institute and the Acadia Institute for Data Analytics.


Community-based outreach & communications

Business advisory services – this includes services provided in-house by the Innovation and Incubation Services Manager (some on a fee-for-service basis) as well as by external partners and through formal (funded) programs

Innovation Development (idea development, IP advice, market research)

Financing (access to government, seed & venture capital funding)

Entrepreneur Development

Market Readiness Counselling

Sector-specific programming

Skills development in key areas (business, tidal energy, agri-food, ICT)

Access to capital and financing (Innovacorp staff)

Access to specialized technical expertise (researchers) & facilities

Access to business expertise (i.e. School of Business, Advisory Board, Entrepreneur’s Forum, Mentors, etc.)

Access to commercialization expertise

Access to students

Business programming

Networking events

Office & meeting space

Administrative support

Business support