Technology Leadership Projects
Technology Leadership Projects bring together investors and partners from across ocean industries to develop and commercialize innovative solutions to shared challenges, while increasing connectivity, strengthening capabilities, growing supply chain, and expanding international reach. At the heart of every Technology Leadership Project is a strong industry partnership. Some projects start from an idea that a member pitches to other potential partners. Others are born from the strong relationships that exist between OSC members. Any OSC member can initiate a project idea, and the participation of other organizations, including start-ups, and research institutions, is encouraged.
Innovation Ecosystem Activities
Innovation Ecosystem activities focus on access to shared resources, regional connectivity and innovative culture, strengthening the links between small and large companies to foster new supply chain partnerships, increasing commercialization from post-secondary institutions and encouraging new entrants into the ocean economy, both talent and companies.This program is designed to address shared talent challenges identified by our members, attract the best entrepreneurs to the cluster, support the growth of work integrated learning environments and skill agility of the ocean workforce. We invest in ecosystem-building projects to foster new partnerships with indigenous organizations and other stakeholders contributing to the growth of Canada’s ocean economy.
Accelerated Ocean Solutions Program – Call for Proposals
Canada’s Ocean Supercluster has launched a Call for Proposals under its new Accelerated Ocean Solutions Program. Through the program, the OSC will invest up to $35 million in short-term ocean projects to help continue to build resiliency in ocean sectors during this challenging time. This will supplement the OSC’s core programs in Technology Leadership and Innovation Ecosystem, and is intended to trigger additional industry investment in innovation, capability-building, and helping build resilience in the ocean economy.