What is Rural Innovation?

Small and medium sized enterprises are stimulating the rural economy and contributing to community growth. Rural entrepreneurs and innovators are creating opportunities for our youth to stay and work at home.


The Rural Innovation Centre is an incubator for start up companies to access working space, support, networking and mentors.

  • Access to specialized technical expertise and facilities
  • Innovation development (idea development, IP advice, market research)
  • Connection to Acadia University

There are currently six tenants and two institutes (Tidal Energy and Data Analytics) housed in the Rural Innovation Centre. Between the tenants and institutes they do business in four countries and employ over 19 people.