Need a solution?

The team at the Innovation Centre can help you in any number of ways.  Developing a new product or process, or improving a current product or process is exciting and we can’t wait to work with you on it!  In some cases, you may not be at the stage to begin working with us and we would encourage you to review the form below. If you are not able to answer the majority of questions, your first step may be to reach out to the  Business Development Specialists in the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture or our Seafood Development Specialist.

If you are good to move forward, please fill out the online prospective client questionnaire below. The information received will help us tailor our services to your project needs and identify any additional sources of assistance you may require.  You can expect to hear back from us within 7 business days.

    Company Name:

    Contact Person:




    Postal Code:

    Email Address:

    Telephone Number:

    Project Description /Product idea

    What stage is your product currently at? (i.e., idea stage, prototype development, selling in community, at Farmers’ Market, existing commercial product, etc)

    Where is your intended market (i.e., Farmers’ Market, local retail stores, retail chains, online sales, restaurants, specialty, foodservice, etc.)?

    Why do you think your product will be successful in your intended market? What makes it unique?

    If applicable what type of packaging are you considering (type, size/volume)?

    Have you established the cost to make your product and a retail/selling price point?

    Do you have a business plan for your product? Please provide details below.

    What are your current manufacturing capabilities for this product? How much product (units) are you currently producing/processing weekly, monthly and annually? If no manufacturing capabilities, have you selected a co-packer to manufacture your product or do you plan to acquire resources to do yourself?

    What technical assistance is required from the Perennia Innovation Centre?
    Select all that apply:
    Product development and prototypingProcess developmentPilot plant processingFood Safety TrainingShelf life study/determinationNutritional Fact Table (NFT) development and/or label reviewAnalytical servicesTroubleshootingPackaging selection/testingBottling

    Other: Please list

    Have you allocated funds for this project? If no, what is the primary source of funding?

    Please use this field to enter other information that might be important to our understanding of your project.

    I have read and agree to the terms and conditions of PROJECT CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT.