Benefits and Momentum

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster is a national, industry-led cluster that is growing Canada’s ocean economy in a sustainable, digital, and inclusive way. Each month find updated information here on the momentum we are building in ocean and the benefits for Canadians.

Quick Facts

  • 500+ members from across Canada – view our member list here 
  • $360+ million in total project value commitments to date (with 50% coming from industry partners)
  • 70+ projects approved
  • 52 projects announced – view projects announced here
  • 110+ new made-in-Canada ocean products, processes, and services will be developed and commercialized from projects announced to date
  • 86% of projects led by an SME who invests in the project
  • 100% of projects include at least one SME partner
  • 4,300+ direct and indirect jobs from project announced to date

Largest Segment of OSC Members is SMEs

More than 80% of OSC members that operate in the private sector are small-medium sized businesses.

We have a #StoryToTell: Hear from our Members

Hear from 12 member companies on the significance of Canada’s ocean opportunity and how Canada’s Ocean Supercluster is helping new partnerships form, bringing different ocean sectors and regions together, and accelerating both development and commercialization of ocean solutions. Access the full series here.

“The Ocean Supercluster sees building an innovation ecosystem that is robust, diverse, and inclusive as critical to achieving Canada’s full potential in ocean. Through Ocean Supercluster projects including Ocean Allies, Blue Futures Pathways, Ocean Startup Project, Inclusive Workforce for Arctic Ocean Technology, and the Indigenous Career Pivot Pilot, the cluster is working on better understanding barriers for participation of under-represented groups in the ocean economy, helping bridge the gap with mentorship, training, and employment, as well as support for those who wish to start and grow an ocean company.”.

– Sean Leet, CEO, Miawpukek Horizon Maritime Services based all across Canada

“Being a part of the Ocean Supercluster we’ve gotten to know companies that we wouldn’t have known before. Through both the connectors and some of the networking events… part of that is being able to develop new products that can help us explore the ocean better.”

– Niru Somayajula, President & CEO, Sensor Technology Ltd based in Collingwood, Ontario & Darmouth, Nova Scotia 

“We call this new battery system Blue Whale, because it will be deployed with massive energy storage capacity to allow longer durations of zero-emission operation. Its unique rack-free modular stacking design and compact cell packaging help achieve the industry’s highest energy density, but also pose interesting challenges for materials handling and installation. We are extremely grateful for OSC funding to be able to validate our installation procedures in addition to ESS performance prior to commercial product release.” Sean Puchalski, EVP Strategy & Business Planning, Corvus Energy 

“The Ocean Supercluster plays a really important role in growing Canada’s ocean economy. For us as a small company, it offers us a lot of advantages. It enables us to learn about ocean technologies… so helping to build those collaborations from west coast to east coast, fostering networks and also the opportunites for companies to come together to advance our technologies to answer some of those challenges that we have in our oceans and to grow Canada’s ocean economy. The Ocean Supercluster hosts a lot of different networking events and through those, we have made strong connections to other companies and have started to engage in discussions on how we can work together to co-develop our technologies to solve some of these challenges facing our oceans, helping our companies grow as well”.

– Julie Angus, Co-Founder & CEO Open Ocean Robotics based in Victoria, British Columbia 

Hear the latest from OSC project teams on projects already in progress on our new “A Deeper Dive” bi-weekly podcast here:

Episode 11 – The Smart Protective Coatings Project is developing the world’s most sustainable marine coating.

Hear about this cutting-edge innovation with OSC’s Cassidy Walker and Mo AlGermozi, CEO and Co-founder of Graphite Innovation and Technologies in episode 11 of “A Deeper Dive.”

Follow along the journey of participants of the Indigenous Career Pivot Pilot through our new video monthly web series here:

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