The region’s information technology groups tend to have a mandate to support the broad digital economy, which includes nurturing growing IT companies. They all have a mission to increase the pool of IT talent in the region.
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The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology and Innovation
NATI supports digital industries in Newfoundland and Labrador, and is especially interested in backing technology companies headquartered in the province. It offers a range of programs to support these businesses, including its flagship Export Program. It undertakes several initiatives with partners, including the Bounce Health initiative, which encourages the development of technology to improve healthcare.
Digital Nova Scotia
Digital Nova Scotia is the industry association for Nova Scotia’s ICT and digital technologies sector. Its members range from startups and SMEs to multinational corporations, universities and colleges, government, and non-profits. It supports the ICT industry through skills development, capacity building, events, partnerships and the promotion of opportunities.
TechImpact aims to promote technology as a means of building a vibrant Atlantic Canadian economy. Founded in 2009, its membership includes CEOs and regional leaders from the largest technology companies and CIOs from the largest IT consumers of technology in the region. In 2020, TechImpact launched the $1.2 million Digital Boost program to help established New Brunswick companies improve their digital capabilities.
Venn Innovation is New Brunswick’s innovation hub and its Venn Garage incubator supports early-stage tech startups across the province. Located in Moncton, Venn develops business acumen by helping entrepreneurs test and validate their ideas, acquire customers and funding, and prepare for successful growth.
ShiftKey Labs is one of nine “sandboxes” sponsored by the Nova Scotia government. These are collaborative projects involving groups of post-secondary institutions, which aim to encourage entrepreneurship in certain fields. ShiftKey – which is a joint project between Dalhousie, St. Mary’s, and Mount St. Vincent universities and the Nova Scotia Community College – targets digital technologies as the focus of its work.