NSBI Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program (PIVP)
Our Process for Facilitating NSBI PIVP Research Agreements
- Timeline to completion:
Timeline to project start: 2-4 weeks once the voucher is awarded to an industry partner; project completion varies
- Parties involved:
OCIE Manager, researcher(s), company representative, NSBI representative
- Download the NSBI Productivity & Innovation Voucher Program agreement SAMPLE [PDF 822 KB]
Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) provides vouchers to SMEs who wish to access research & development expertise within post-secondary institutions. The OCIE team reviews and signs off on applications that involve Dalhousie researchers. If the application is successful and the voucher is awarded, the OCIE manager facilitates the development of a research agreement between the company and the researcher(s).
*An OCIE Manager will assist in navigating the above process map.
- There are two levels of voucher awards. Tier 1 vouchers are for projects valued at a maximum of $15,000. Tier 2 vouchers are for projects valued at a maximum of $25,000.
- The voucher is for eligible services in accordance with Nova Scotia Business Inc.’s Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program terms and conditions.
- All funds are received and managed by Dalhousie’s OCIE on a cost recovery basis, as specified in the voucher. Funds do not transfer to the company.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Office of Commercialization and Industry Engagement (OCIE)