Dalhousie University’s Emera ideaHUB has opened applications for this year’s ideaBUILD accelerator — a 10-month program meant to help deeptech startups develop and manufacture their products.

The program lasts 10 months and offers participating companies up to $10,000 of funding, as well as access to training workshops, research and development facilities, technical assistance and one-on-one business coaching.

IdeaBUILD is aimed at groups of four or fewer entrepreneurs, who are seeking advisors to help them refine their products, are expanding their teams in preparation for fundraising and need to prepare a prototype or proof of concept. By the time they finish the program, the goal is for teams to have an operational prototype that they are preparing to scale for commercialization.

Companies that have previously completed BUILD include Greenlight Analytical, which raised about $300,000 last summer and launched its mass spectrometer for cannabis quality testing in the fall, and Aruna Revolution, which makes compostable menstrual pads and earlier this month was one of the winners of the University of New Brunswick's Apex Startup Challenge.

You can learn more and apply here.