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Enabling future founders to explore the potential of an idea.

ideaDESIGN is a fast-paced, structured three-day sprint that will take you through the design thinking process to a first proof of concept for your product. ideaDESIGN takes place every three months. Apply now to join the next cohort. 

This program gives you the hands-on experience to explore innovation, and consider entrepreneurship as a pathway.

  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Design Thinking 101
  • Hands-on Rapid Prototyping
  • Customer Discovery and Market Research

Participants will explore the potential of their idea through various exercises and receive the support they need to create their first prototype.

ideaDESIGN participants

  • Curious, eager to learn, and interested in the concept of design thinking
  • Have a product idea or design problem they want to solve
  • Interested in Innovation and Entrepreneurship as a potential pathway
  • Would like to learn more about the Innovation Ecosystem in Atlantic Canada

ideaDESIGN graduates

Participants will gain a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges they will face as future founders in deep tech. You will explore design thinking methodology, using rapid prototyping to develop your first concept. After completing ideaDESIGN, we hope to introduce you to more opportunities to fuel your growth as an early-stage deep tech entrepreneur.


Upcoming ideaDESIGN Sprint: Summer 2024.

June 4th, 11th & 18th + Prototype Day on 25th

Please apply to the ideaDESIGN program below. For more information contact to see if the program is right for you.

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