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


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.

Canada’s leading research centre for in-stream tidal energy is located in Nova Scotia: the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE).

Halifax is home to Tesla’s first Canadian lithium-ion battery research facility.

Innovative companies at the forefront of cleantech and renewable energy call Halifax home including Tesla, Planetary Technologies, META, Simply Blue, and NOVONIX.

HalifACT is Canada’s most ambitious climate action plan with a commitment to a net-zero economy in Halifax by 2050.


“There is so much support for someone coming in and investing to the region, the multiples on your investment are absolutely huge."

Mike Kelland, CEO of Planetary Technologies


Thriving Innovation District

with exceptional talent makes Halifax an ideal location for companies to develop, test, and commercialize new products and services.

36,000+ students

enrolled annually in 8 post-secondary institutions, offering a strong talent pipeline of skilled professionals for businesses looking to expand and establish a presence in Halifax.


startup incubators, innovation hubs, and R&D facilities concentrated in Halifax's Innovation District.

Top 5

in the 2023 list of the “Next 25” up-and-coming North American tech markets (CBRE).

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

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

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Nancy Phillips

Vice President, Investment & International Partnerships

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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.


Whether starting, relocating, or expanding your business, you will benefit from a number of incentives at both the federal and provincial levels to help you invest in Halifax. We’ll assist you in identifying the ones that best suit your needs.

Atlantic Innovation Fund

The Atlantic Innovation Fund helps researchers and innovative businesses team up to develop new products and services and take them to market.

Learn More About the Atlantic Innovation Fund

Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Incentive

The SR&ED Tax Incentive encourages businesses of all sizes and sectors to conduct research and development in Canada by providing a deduction against income and an investment tax credit.

Learn More About SR&ED Tax Incentive

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.


    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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