Ocean Supercluster

From Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

The Ocean Supercluster will harness emerging technologies to strengthen Canada's ocean industries—industries like marine renewable energy, fisheries, aquaculture, oil and gas, defence, shipbuilding, and transportation. This supercluster will ensure Canada's future prosperity as a source of jobs and solutions to global challenges, such as how to meet the energy demands of the 21st century.

Regional concentration: Atlantic Canada

Technology focus: Digital sensors and monitoring, autonomous marine vehicles, energy generation, automation, marine biotechnology and marine engineering technologies

Expected economic impact

Expected economic impact
GDP impact over 10 years (in billions) Job creation over 10 years
More than $14 billion More than 3,000 jobs

Sample activities

Technology leadership
Undertaking collaborative technology projects to digitize marine operations (e.g. autonomous marine vehicles, sensor networks)
Partnerships for scale
Providing seed funding and a technology brokerage service to connect technology providers and end users of all sizes and across sectors
Diverse and skilled talent pools
Undertaking activities to attract leading talent, and working closely with post-secondary institutions to empower youth and encourage the participation of more women and underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math
Access to innovation
Providing access to facilities for prototyping and testing
Global advantage
Advancing the establishment of a Global Ocean Tech Alliance to collaborate with other countries leading ocean innovation

Participants (at application phase)

More than 110, including:

  • Petroleum Research Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Emera Inc.
  • Cooke Aquaculture
  • CFFI Ventures (Clearwater)
  • PAL Aerospace
  • Cuna del Mar
  • Scotia Seafood Producers
  • SmartICE
  • Dalhousie University
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland

Contact information

Email: info@oceansupercluster.ca
Website: http://oceansupercluster.ca/

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