Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship

A collaborative facility for applied innovation in the ocean sector.

COVE brings together people, ideas, industry and research to help our community and members to work in new ways. Together, we are a catalyst in creating the world’s next practical, commercial and revolutionary ocean tech advances.

All in one place.

The Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) will bring ocean technology innovation and commercialization to the water’s edge of Halifax Harbour

Innovators. Educators. Defenders. Explorers. And so much more.

With a strategic location on North America's east coast, the ocean-related focus of its universities and community college, and the depth of its science-based workforce, it’s no surprise Halifax is a world leader in ocean science and business.

Recent News


Jul. 04, 2018

Halifax becoming a big fish in the ocean startup ecosystem, and it doesn't stop there

One of the biggest commitments on the Halifax mayor’s plate these days is ribbon cutting. In the past 12 months alone, the city has been going through a flurry of infrastructure…


Jun. 06, 2018

Official Launch of Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) Celebrated by Ocean Technology Innovators

COVE is a world-class facility for applied innovation in the ocean sector and the only such hub of its kind in the world where start-up companies, small and medium sized…


May. 31, 2018

Irving Shipbuilding to hire veterans

Irving Shipbuilding plans to hire 100 Canadian Armed Forces veterans over the next five years. Irving, the Department of National Defence, Veterans Affairs Canada and non-profit…

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