Goal 12

Research and Development Partnerships

The number of research and development partnerships between business enterprises and Nova Scotia universities and the Community College will have doubled from an average of 1,000 per year to 2,000 per year.


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Goal Status

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Baseline: 1000
Current: 1093
Target: 2000
Bands

Current Situation

In 2017/2018, the number of research and development (R&D) partnerships was 1,093. This was below the number reported for the previous year, but still higher than the baseline of about 1,000 partnerships. At the current pace of progress, it is unlikely that the goal of 2,000 partnerships per year by 2024 will be met.

Year Number of Partnerships Baseline Target
2013-2014 1045 1000 2000
2014-2015 1192 1000 2000
2015-2016 1172 1000 2000
2016-2017 1221 1000 2000
2017-2018 1093 1000 2000

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What This Means

The number of R&D partnerships is measured by Springboard Atlantic as Industry Engagement Activities, which tracks awarded funding with industry partners to develop commercial, institutional or joint industry partnership, or solutions.

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