Industry News

Tech Business in Halifax, Made Easy

March 4, 2019

Ease of doing business in Halifax, combined with a $1.5 million grant from the Canadian Space Agency, fuel Aethera Technologies CTO Tim Hardy and COO Kirk Zwicker’s big plans for their company.

Youth Under 30 Pitch Social Innovations for $10K to Launch Their Idea in Halifax

February 27, 2019

Future City Builders engages 30 youth (18-29 years old) each in Vancouver, Calgary, Hamilton, Toronto and Halifax to create and launch innovative ideas for urban food, water, transportation, housing and waste systems. Alfred and Joyce lead Halifax’s program, which is supported by FutureCities Canada, Evergreen and the Halifax Partnership and championed by RBC Future Launch.

Atlantic Lottery Corporation hits the jackpot in Halifax’s Innovation District

February 19, 2019

Jean Marc Landry, VP of Innovation and Renewal at the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) joined the team in 2005 with a focus on product development. When he was asked to set up an innovation team in the company in 2015, he was thrilled.

Three reasons 2018 was an exciting year to invest in Halifax

January 14, 2019

As we enter a new year and charge forward with renewed energy and focus, we’re reflecting on some of the top reasons why this past year was an exciting one for Halifax

New Halifax-Made Product Can Take Care of Your Plants

October 5, 2018

What has a WiFi connection, holds 3 litres of water, and takes care of your indoor plants? Deprolabs’ smart self-watering planter, the Goldoon. The Goldoon is Deprolabs’ first product and it’s made right here in Halifax. As an ode to owner Majid Nasirin

The Halifax Advantage: TLC

August 1, 2018

In June, Halifax Mayor Mike Savage addressed the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto. Halifax is sharing why more companies and people are choosing Halifax. Halifax today is not the same as it was five years ago. Many new developments are taking shape. Halifax’s new convention centre is already booked well into 2019.

The Power of Innovation and Immigration

April 26, 2018

Halifax’s residents, businesses, and organizations are driven to succeed. Evidence of their ambition, investment, and hard work can be seen throughout the city. As the economic hub of Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada, Halifax has a vital role in driving economic and population growth. The Partnership is committed to leading and supporting efforts to bring greater prosperity to our people, city, province, and region. We are both optimistic and realistic about Halifax’s prospects and potential.