Deep Dive – Canada’s Ocean Technology Advantage

Canadian ocean technology is changing the world

Canada’s ocean technology industry is diverse and produces innovative products and services for global companies. Whether we are harnessing its energy potential, exploring its depths or leveraging its ability to connect with the world, the ocean shapes who we are and how we do business.


Canada is ideally positioned for ocean technology companies to thrive. In Canada, you will be part of one of North America’s most vibrant, emerging innovation ecosystems. Here you’ll find start-ups, established companies, business incubators, accelerators, and anchor post-secondary institutions and research facilities.

Don’t just take our word for it. Take a deep dive and see some of Canada’s ocean innovators in action.

From our skilled and accessible workforce, competitive business costs, research climate and diverse economy, we are ready to move with the current.

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The government of Canada’s Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) works to create opportunities for economic growth in the region by helping businesses become more competitive, innovative and productive, by working with diverse communities to develop and diversify local economies, and by championing the strengths of Atlantic Canada.

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Canada’s Ocean Supercluster is an industry-led, national ocean cluster that’s growing the ocean economy in a digital, sustainable, and inclusive way. Bringing together startups, scaleups, as well as mature organizations from coast-to-coast-to-coast across the fishery, aquaculture, bioresources, offshore resources, marine renewables, defence, shipping and ocean technology, the cluster is fostering new partnerships and innovative projects built on collaboration between industry, research, not-for-profits, investors, and government.


Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a nonprofit organization that delivers an objectives-based program for massively scalable, seed-stage, science- and technology-based companies. CDL has designed a new approach to enterprising research and innovation, nurturing an entrepreneurial mindset through expert opinion, funding opportunities, research analysis, and business development support.


Halifax Partnership is Halifax’s public-private economic development organization. Focused on attracting and supporting the growth of businesses and talent in the ocean economy, life sciences and health, financial services, IT, and transportation and logistics, the Partnership’s network of influential and globally connected Investors and partners is committed to building an inclusive, thriving, prosperous Halifax.


In Nova Scotia, we understand the ocean — the opportunities and the how to meet the challenges. The province’s Oceans sector is unique, and so is our approach to growing it. Home to tech incubators and science hubs, Nova Scotia is fostering an ocean community, founded in research, innovation and commercialization. See how Nova Scotia does things differently.