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.

INNOVATION AND INCUBATION SERVICES for tenants:

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