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Innovacorp Blue-Green Challenge and Start-Up Yard Cohort 2019





Congratulations to all the start-ups selected to participate in the 2019 Innovacorp Blue-Green Challenge and Start-Up Yard at COVE cohort.

Blue-Green Challenge round one winners receive $5,000 as well as guidance from seasoned business professionals. Round two winners receive $10,000. The challenge is delivered by Innovacorp with support from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).

Start-Up Yard at COVE cohort participants receive $22,500 and access to mentoring, workspace, workshops and experts.

BLUE-GREEN ROUND ONE

44 North – Calder Robinson, David Barclay, Emmanuelle Cook, Michael Beaudoin – Halifax

Navigation system to optimize ocean transit using underwater currents

BlackWatch.Tech – Jonathan Raimund, Matt d’Entremont – Yarmouth – BlackWatch.Tech

Man-overboard device to reduce fisher fatality

Clean Catch Baits – Guillermo Villarreal De Lara, Katherine Vanzutphen, Craig Retson, Robel Berhane, Hohnathan LePage-Billard – Halifax – cleancatchbaits.com

Sustainable alternative to single-use, plastic fishing lures

Clean Valley CIC – Nicholas LaValle, Zhen Xiong, Damir Allen – Dartmouth

Non-toxic solutions for microplastics pollution

Easy Ocean Technology – Luting Zhang, Zhaohua Sun – Halifax

Smartphone application to capture ocean optical data, including early prediction of harmful algal blooms

Marimetrics Technologies – Chris L'Esperance – Halifax – marimetrics.com

Trace gas analyzer to measure chemical compounds in the ocean

Pombcoup Technologies – Marc d'Entremont, Angie Greene – Yarmouth

Trawler system to protect the seabed by avoiding contact with the ocean floor

SailTimer – Craig Summers – Halifax – sailtimerwind.com / sailtimerapp.com

Crowdsourced wind maps from sensors on sailboats to improve marine weather forecasts

Tracker Inventory Systems – Gavin Andrews, Matthew Pyne – Sydney – trackerinventorysystems.com

Automated inventory management for seafood and agriculture producers

Bio Graphene Solutions – Gary Van Dusen – Annapolis Royal – biographenesolutions.com

Graphene made from organic and renewable feedstocks

ADAPT Innovation – Young Chang – Truro

Agriculture image processing hardware for drones

Electric Owl Solutions – Margaret Dron – Halifax – gardenmanager.com

Software to help grow food in urban environments and small-scale farms

myFlock – James Walsh – Kentville – myflock.ca

Technology to reduce risk and operating inefficiencies in the poultry supply chain

Plasma Agricultural Solutions – Lord Abbey, GL Rao, NN Misra – Truro

Treatment to improve seed health and quality

BLUE-GREEN ROUND TWO

44 North – Calder Robinson, David Barclay, Emmanuelle Cook, Michael Beaudoin – Halifax

Navigation system to optimize ocean transit using underwater currents

Tracker Inventory Systems – Gavin Andrews, Matthew Pyne – Sydney – trackerinventorysystems.com

Automated inventory management for seafood and agriculture producers

Electric Owl Solutions – Margaret Dron – Halifax – gardenmanager.com

Software to help grow food in urban environments and small-scale farms

myFlock – James Walsh – Kentville – myflock.ca

Technology to reduce risk and operating inefficiencies in the poultry supply chain

Plasma Agricultural Solutions – Lord Abbey, GL Rao, NN Misra – Truro

Treatment to improve seed health and quality

START-UP YARD THIRD COHORT

Copsys Industries – Farzad Hashemi – Halifax

Corrosion management technology to protect assets and reduce maintenance

SeaChange Biochemistry – Brad Park – Halifax

Technology to convert sustainable feedstocks to green chemicals

Ocean Protection Engineering Group – Andrew (Drew) MacDonald, Carr Hallett – Dartmouth

All-weather emergency system to tow ships in distress

Halifax, Nova Scotia, December 5, 2019




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