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Rural Innovation District

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)


  • Value of invested capital into business start-ups and business expansions
  • Number of business start-ups and business expansion arising from innovation activities (with metrics on start-ups owned by specific under-represented groups including Indigenous, African Nova Scotian, women, persons with disabilities, new immigrants)
  • Number of jobs created
  • Number of innovation activity participants (with metrics on participation of specific under-represented groups including Indigenous, African Nova Scotian, women, persons with disabilities, new immigrants)
  • Number and value of applied research projects
  • Number of technical solutions found
  • Number of business solutions resolved
  • Value of leveraged funding
  • Number of innovation activities supported / delivered
  • Impact of public relations exposure of rural innovation activities
  • Number of resources and infrastructures supported / started (e.g. maker spaces, incubators, etc.)
  • Number of businesses that cultivate confidence in others to create businesses

January 2019