Innovacorp has four exciting opportunities to help Nova Scotia ocean technology companies accelerate commercialization of new innovative products.
New this year is the Blue Solutions Start-Up Challenge, a competition to find innovative solutions to problems in the ocean sector. First round finalists receive up to $10,000 and guidance from seasoned business professionals. Round two finalists receive up to $50,000. Awards are intended for the establishment and/or future development of the start-up.
Ocean Technology Programs
Our Demo at Sea Program lets companies demonstrate pre-commercial ocean technologies in a real-life setting (i.e., the ocean). Our Early Adopter Program provides companies with up to $20,000 each towards the first deployment and testing of an ocean technology product with an early adopter customer. And our OceanTech Development Program provides companies with up to $20,000 each to address short-term milestones in their technology development plan.
Please note: there are different deadlines, eligibility criteria and application processes for each of these opportunities.