Grant Name: Regional Economic Growth through Innovation







The Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) program creates the right conditions to start and grow businesses in Atlantic Canada. Through REGI, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is helping businesses and non-profit organizations develop a strong, dynamic and inclusive economy.


Business Scale Up

This option funds businesses, including:

  • sole proprietorships
  • partnerships
  • social enterprises
  • incorporated companies
  • corporations or co-operatives
  • Indigenous-owned businesses
  • all other types of enterprises

It also funds non-profit organizations that offer services to businesses.

Regional Innovation Ecosystems

This option funds non-profit organizations such as:

  • post-secondary educational institutions
  • accelerators and business incubators
  • angel networks
  • social enterprises
  • a group of eligible recipients such as an industry association or consortium
  • a municipality and all other municipal-type organizations
  • community-owned Indigenous businesses

We know it can be harder for Indigenous businesses to succeed. If you’re an Indigenous youth or woman, or if you lead a community-owned Indigenous business, you could get extra support. Contact us to see if you qualify for more funding or flexible repayment options.

How to Apply?

Contact your nearest ACOA office to discuss your project and then complete and submit the Application for financial assistance.

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Contact Information

We’re here to help! ACOA Business Information Services can give you all the details you need on this and other programs. Please call us at 1-888-576-4444.

Or contact us by email:

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