September 1, 2021
Research Nova Scotia and Volta have issued a student challenge to come up with innovative ideas that provide a way to better connect researchers to community in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia is home to many talented researchers whose expertise spans various fields and disciplines. Currently, there is no simple method to search for researchers specializing in any given subject in the province.
Our vision is a solution that provides a way to better connect researchers to the people who want to access their findings, such as decision makers, industry professionals, or entrepreneurs, in a way that reduces the burden on institutions, and helps promote Nova Scotia research to partners and potential investors.
Research Nova Scotia is seeking an informative, easy-to-maintain solution, not a cumbersome database. If an organization, company, or government official is looking for an expert in a given field, they should be able to find one quickly. Ideally, the solution could live at, or link from, researchns.ca.