Product Development Programs

NRC-IRAP Contribution Agreement

Perennia has a partnership with the National Research Council (NRC) under its Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) Contribution to Organization program. The program provides funding to successful applicants to have Perennia’s team answer a business or technical question. The ultimate goal is enabling clients to present market-ready products that are revenue generators for the consumer market. In doing so, the Perennia team helps identify and mitigate technical risk factors related to product and process development that can impact the overall product quality and safety, and addresses product reformulations and process issues such as establishing process controls, adapting new process technologies and developing new processes.

For more information, please contact:
(902) 896-8782

Seafood Accelerator Program

Perennia’s Seafood Accelerator Program provides advice, resources and funding to help Nova Scotia-based seafood businesses move to the next level. The two main program components are Market Access – Quality and Food Safety and Product Development.

The focus of this program is to:

  • Help eligible companies gain access to new markets or maintain current ones by obtaining necessary food safety certifications and licenses
  • Make improvements to existing seafood products by providing technical support and applied research capabilities for all stages of seafood production
  • Support the development of new Nova Scotia seafood products, from idea to commercialization

This program is funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture. Learn more and apply!

Learn more about the program here!