Ocean Startup Project

The Ocean Startup Project is making Canada the best place in the world for oceantech innovation. Our commitment to sustainable oceantech advancements is shaping a dynamic startup ecosystem that bridges local and international realms.  

Under three pillars – inspire, initiate and invest – our approach is clear: with an ocean-centric vision, we seamlessly bridge the gap from concept to market, providing support that integrates perfectly with the broader innovation network of accelerators, incubators, and support entities. Our mission extends beyond our borders, attracting international startups to Canadian shores to build their oceantech ventures, while simultaneously propelling Canadian startups onto the global stage. This dual focus enriches Canada’s innovation landscape, transforming the ocean from just a frontier into a global hub for technological advancement.

Since our inception, we’ve championed over 130 teams, catalyzing job creation and allocating upwards of $3-million in funding to fuel the sector’s growth. Recognized among the 2023 Global Top Ecosystem Players in the Blue Economy, our efforts underscore the significant progress we’ve achieved in just three years, elevating Canada’s profile in the ocean startup space.

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Ocean Startup Project - Emerging Innovators Program

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