Innovacorp Launches Blue Tech Start-Up Support Programs

Innovacorp Launches Blue Tech Start-Up Support Programs

Innovacorp has recently opened applications a variety of programs aimed at supporting ocean technology start-up companies.

Innovacorp manages Start-Up Yard at COVE. Start-Up Yard is the incubation facility at COVE (Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship). They help early stage companies commercialize their ocean technologies and succeed in the global marketplace. Start-ups grow stronger, faster with Innovacorp’s acceleration programs, incubation space and services, funding, shared equipment, expertise, mentoring and wharf access.

Innovacorp is also a partner in the Ocean Startup Project.

Innovacorp Accelerate – Ocean Stream

Ocean Startup Challenge

  • Submissions due Tuesday, June 1
  • Over $1.4 million in awards and partner supports
  • Apply under one of these streams: idea, growth and ocean shot
  • Open to any ocean start-up in Canada. International companies can apply to the growth and ocean shot stream.
  • Details at

Innovacorp Global Blue Innovation Challenge

  • Submissions due Friday, June 11
  • The goal of the challenge is to help ocean technology entrepreneurs get investment ready and immigrate to Nova Scotia.
  • Up to 4 companies to be selected and awarded $25K
  • This is part of our Start-Up Visa Program – for international start-ups.
  • International students are eligible if they have an ocean start-up.
  • Details at

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