Powering Green

Explore the exciting opportunities Halifax's growing green economy offers global startups, scaleups, and established companies.

WHY HALIFAX?

Halifax is Canada's ocean city and a centre for climate and clean technology R&D. Our private, public, and post-secondary sectors are working together to address climate change through science, innovation, and infrastructure development.

Direct access to a variety of renewable energy sources with opportunities for significant R&D and commercial-scale projects, including access to the large amounts of offshore wind required to produce green hydrogen.

Leading R&D and scaling of Carbon Capture, Storage & Utilization (CCUS) methods and technologies by companies like CarbonCure Technologies and Planetary Technologies.

Ground-breaking R&D in lithium-ion battery materials and testing, and home to Tesla’s first Canadian lithium-ion battery research facility.

Committed to net-zero and climate resilient construction in Halifax by 2030, and the retrofitting of all residential and commercial buildings by 2040.


Meet Us At CERA Week

Mike Savage Mayor
Halifax Regional Municipality

Join CERA Week Sessions with Mayor Savage



Attend the Energy Transition Cities: Leading the Way panel discussion on March 20 at 12:30 (CST) to learn how energy cities like Halifax are embracing innovation and technology to progress toward a lower carbon future.

Learn more here.


Attend the From Ambition to Action: Prioritizing Adaptation Post-COP28 panel discussion on March 20 at 1:00 p.m. (CST) to hear how Halifax is adapting to avoid the adverse impacts of climate change.

Learn more here

Nancy Phillips
VP, Investment & International Partnerships
Halifax Partnership


The Halifax Advantage

The vibrant capital of Canada’s east coast, Halifax provides everything clean and climate tech businesses need to be globally competitive. It’s not any one of these competitive business advantages, but the combination, together, in one place that makes Halifax an ideal location for global companies.

Talent

With one of the largest concentrations of universities and best educated workforces in North America, Halifax has the talent pipeline to support innovation and business growth.

Location

Halifax is a strategic location for moving goods in and out of North America, travelling to and from international destinations, and delivering services across time zones.

Cost

Among the 50 largest cities in Canada and the US, Halifax ranks in the top 5 for most cost-competitive across sectors such as Electronics R&D, Engineering Services, and Photovoltaics R&D.

Innovation

With a thriving innovation district and a critical mass of research and post-secondary institutions, Halifax is an ideal location for developing, testing, and commercializing products and services.

Lifestyle

Both cosmopolitan and laid-back, Halifax is the region's economic and cultural hub, ranking Top Ten among mid-sized cities for Best Human Capital and Lifestyle.

Collaboration

Partner with Halifax’s post-secondary institutions, startup incubators, innovation hubs, and industry leaders to develop and test your clean and climate technologies.


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Interested in learning about what Halifax’s cleantech sector has to offer? Contact Nancy today.

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Learn more about Halifax’s cleantech sector and the key advantages of doing business here. Explore the key players and get an overview of the industry.

Halifax offers the talent, location, cost, and innovation advantages climate and clean tech businesses need to be globally competitive.

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Key Players

Halifax has a critical mass of organizations driving growth and innovation in the green economy.

The Province of Nova Scotia is actively pursuing the development of a green hydrogen sector, leveraging our world-class natural resources and export capability.

Dalhousie University is leading groundbreaking R&D in battery technology, clean and NextGen materials, and renewable energy.

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CDL-Atlantic at Dalhousie University is a world-class research institute with expertise in ocean, clean, and environmental technology.

The PIER (Port Innovation, Engagement, and Research) is Canada's first living lab for the transportation sector, with a focus on supporting decarbonization and sustainability in the sector.

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The Emera ideaHUB accelerates the development and commercialization of physical products including the Internet of Things, ocean-tech, clean tech, and robotics.

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) develops and tests sustainable energy alternatives and has extensive experience in solar energy technologies, monitoring devices, and microgrids.

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Nancy Phillips
Vice President, Investment & International Partnerships

Get connected with key green economy players. Let us introduce you.

Get in-depth industry information, help with site selection, and incentive evaluations. Learn what makes Halifax the right location for your business and get connected to key business leaders.

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Nancy Phillips

Vice President, Investment & International Partnerships

Get connected with key green economy players. Let us introduce you.

Get in-depth industry information, help with site selection, and incentive evaluations. Learn what makes Halifax the right location for your business and get connected to key business leaders.

Notable Players

  • Tesla

    Tesla has established its first Canadian research facility working in partnership with Dalhousie University to undertake groundbreaking research in lithium-ion battery technologies. Tesla also has a research team in Halifax exploring, assessing, and pre-qualifying Li-ion electrode materials.

  • Planetary Technologies

    Planetary Technologies chose Halifax as the home for its R&D hub as the city offers the talent, ocean location, business development and innovation support, and opportunities for expansion that the oceantech startup needs to grow and be competitive.

  • NOVONIX

    With the rise of EVs, NOVONIX has established itself as a global leader in advanced battery materials and technology. Started in Halifax, NOVONIX recently opened a 35,000-square-foot production facility in Halifax supported by the city's strong talent pipeline of skilled engineers, researchers, and scientists.

  • Bear Head

    Bear Head Energy Inc. is working with the Eskasoni First Nation to produce green hydrogen and ammonia at scale in Nova Scotia for export to global markets.

 
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