Space to create.
Resources to build.
Expertise to fuel your growth.

Unique in Atlantic Canada and one of only a few early-stage deep tech incubators in Canada, the Emera ideaHUB welcomes diverse founders to access the resources, expertise and connections they need to innovate.

Bringing your idea to life.

Join a community focused on developing and building innovative physical-products for a healthier world.

From clean-tech, to ocean-tech, to med-tech, to robotics, the HUB bridges the gap between discovery and commercialization.

Empowering students, early stage startups, SMEs and industry.

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A 4-day design sprint to learn the basics of design thinking, rapid prototyping and entrepreneurship.

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A 10-month rigorous program to take your physical product idea from design to operational prototype.

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A 2-year competitive residency with tailored support to prepare for manufacturing and scale.

Our Impact since 2019

Ventures Supported
100
Jobs Created
500
Million CAD Secured
$ 65
Survival Rate after 1 Year
70 %

Strengthening Atlantic Canada’s innovation culture

“It’s really important to expose young entrepreneurs coming out of academia early on to the resources at the HUB. It’s incredible. I learned so much from my experiences as a young innovator completing my PhD at the same time as trying to start a company.”
– Colin Ross
"The coaching and resources at the Emera ideaHUB are really focused on what is beneficial to each individual company and their stage of development. They bring the expertise that delivers effective and efficient steps that keep pushing us forward." – Liam Maaskant, Co-founder, CPO, Axtion. Bridge Resident, CDL 2023
"We feel privileged to be a part of this program because the equipment required for prototyping is provided, Dalhousie engineering experts are ready to help and the HUB team is always available for support." – NovaResp Technologies
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Explore the potential of an idea. Access co-working space, advice and guidance of the HUB team.

Take your physical product idea from design to prototype. Prepare for manufacturing and scale.

Refine and launch product-based companies. Get to a stage where you stand on your own.

Founders, future founders, ventures and students: connect with the HUB programs today.