What is IGNITE?

IGNITE Atlantic is a rural innovation hub that brings people together to explore how to make change possible in rural communities. IGNITE aims to create a culture of innovation by engaging youth, communities, startups and industries to find solutions and create opportunities.

What makes IGNITE unique is we create coalitions with different industries to innovate new solutions that can be applied to existing challenges that our province is facing - across many different sectors.

We encourage everyone to explore how they can make change possible in a rural community by engaging youth, communities, entrepreneurs, and industry.

IGNITE’s goal is to be the key resource for innovative businesses throughout rural Nova Scotia.

With our partner organizations we host events, programs, and projects to help anyone learn the fundamentals of starting a business, how to use technology to grow your business, and where to find resources to help you transition your businesses.

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Our Partners


Find Us At

IGNITE Northern

352 East River Road
New Glasgow, NS B2H 3P7


1209 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS B3H 4P8

IGNITE Southern

208 Main Street
Yarmouth, NS B5A 1C7