Entrepreneurship, discovery and innovation are being recognized at Saint Mary’s University with a significant investment from the Province of Nova Scotia.
On Thursday, March 15, the Province of Nova Scotia announced an investment of approximately $11 million for a new facility dedicated to growing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nova Scotia.
“Since I became President, we’ve made entrepreneurship a strategic direction for the university and we’ve been working and investing in this field,” said Saint Mary’s University President Dr. Robert Summerby-Murray. “We are incredibly pleased and honoured by this significant investment in the future of Saint Mary’s and Nova Scotia.”
The new Entrepreneurship, Discovery and Innovation (EDI) Hub will be a catalyst for knowledge creation, innovation and commercialization. Located on the Saint Mary’s University campus, this facility will be an on-campus innovation superhighway. It will bring together students and professors from all of the university’s faculties and connect them with entrepreneurs, businesses and the external community to drive an innovation agenda.
This project aligns with Saint Mary’s overall capital and campus master plans. It also advances the ‘Discovery and Innovation’ and ‘Intercultural Learning’ components of the Saint Mary’s University 2017-2022 Strategic Plan.
For more information about entrepreneurship at Saint Mary’s visit our Entrepreneurship activity page.
$11 million will create the @smuhalifax Entrepreneurship, Discovery and Innovation (EDI) Hub - a physical location that will advance creativity, innovation and commercialization and connect students and faculty with entrepreneurs, businesses and the external community. https://t.co/NUe0H2ADin— Stephen McNeil (@StephenMcNeil) March 15, 2018
Great news! @nsgov just announced $11 million for an Entrepreneurship, Discovery & Innovation Hub @smuhalifax to create a location that will advance creativity & innovation and connect students with entrepreneurs, businesses and the external community! #DoWhatYouDo #nspoli https://t.co/c6sgatVrCo— SMUSA (@SMUSAhfx) March 15, 2018
What a huge success for our campus @smuhalifax and the Halifax business community. As a SMU Board Governor and SMUSA Director I‘ve seen the incredible plans for this project, and I am so excited and grateful for what the @nsgov has contributed. #SMUStrong https://t.co/nHhLyIPXAx— Mitch (@archibald_mitch) March 15, 2018
“Nova Scotia’s post-secondary institutions are great drivers and hubs for research and innovation. Today’s investments recognize the world-class talent of our people.” -Professor Dianne Taylor-Gearing, Chair of CONSUP— Labour & Advanced Ed (@NSLAE) March 15, 2018