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