Innovation PEI is focused on accelerating economic development in Prince Edward Island by investing in people, innovation, and infrastructure.

We are targeting key sectors that have displayed a high potential for economic growth within the province.

These sectors include:

  • advanced manufacturing and processing (including value-added food development and production)
  • aerospace and defence
  • bioscience (including agriculture and fisheries)
  • information and communications technology
  • financial services
  • renewable energy

We strive to assist the rapid development of these sectors and others to drive our Island economy through innovative new products and services.

Our goal is to build a stronger Prince Edward Island by helping your business create sustainable employment opportunities. In order to reach our objectives, we offer financial supports and services to promote:

  • entrepreneurship 
  • business development 
  • business improvement & expansion 
  • investment 
  • job creation 
  • research and innovation 
  • trade and export development


Structure and Employees

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Administration and Building Services
Food and Bioscience Technology
Lab Services
Technical Services
Business Attraction

As the lead economic development agency in Prince Edward Island, we work with local and international companies to create jobs and grow our economy. We have a variety of financial supports and services to support the Island's economic growth, focusing on the following sectors: aerospace and defence, bioscience, information technology, financial services, advanced marine technology, renewable energy, advanced manufacturing and processing including value-added food development and production, and small business.

We can help you start or grow your business, or relocate your business to Prince Edward Island. Contact our experienced team of Business Development and Investment Officers today.

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Business Development and Innovation

We are here to help new and existing business in Prince Edward Island. For the start up, expansion and diversification, we provide: counseling, financial help, business guidance, entrepreneur education, and professional development. We offer financial supports and services that support these initiatives.

Our experienced team of business development professionals, working in collaboration with Finance PEI, traditional institutions and other government agencies are here to help with: starting your business, expanding your business and improving and increasing your productivity.


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CEO's Office

The Corporate Management Division supports the overall mandate and initiatives of Innovation PEI and its divisions.

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Cultural Development
Export Development

We provide training and support for market entry activities and market-specific information. In cooperation with Trade Team PEI, and Trade Team Canada partners, we offer a cost-effective way to explore new markets which are carefully selected to meet the needs of traditional and emerging markets locally and abroad. 

In partnership with Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), we identify marketing events and trade shows of interest to your company and introduce your business to new markets. We have many financial supports and services to help your company start, grow and expand food product lines. The Food Export Directory highlights over 100 Prince Edward Island companies in the seafood and agriculture industries. 

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Strategic Initiatives
Innovation PEI
CEO's Office
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Director of Cultural Development
Senior Director
Senior Communications Officer

General Inquiries

Innovation PEI
94 Euston Street
PO Box 910
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7L9

Phone: 902-368-6300
Toll-free (North America): 1-800-563-3734
Fax: 902-368-6301

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