Global Incubator Programme Ocean Scaleup Accelerator, Canada Halifax, Nova Scotia

Innovate UK’s Global Incubator Programme, delivered in partnership with Innovate UK EDGE, is an acceleration programme for up to 8 innovative high growth and scaling businesses to work with a world-leading incubator in Canada building long-term relationships and foundations to accelerate future market growth.

We would welcome applications from innovative companies in the ocean sector to join our tailored 5-month incubation programme delivered in partnership with COVE, a global innovation centre for the ocean technology sector located in Nova Scotia, Canada.

The programme includes participation at Canada’s premier event for the ocean technology sector the H20 Conference including the opportunity for companies to demonstrate their technology offering to industry experts and prospective customers at COVE Demo Day.

FOCUS AREAS: This programme is particularly relevant for businesses in the areas of:

• Aquaculture

• Fisheries

• Marine Energy

• Marine Environmental Monitoring

• Marine Net Zero

• Marine Observations

• Marine Robotics

• Marine Transportation

• Ocean Plastics

KEY TECHNOLOGIES with marine applications including, but not limited to:

• Alternative Energy

• Aquaculture Systems

• Autonomous Vessels

• Fishery Processes and Management

• Ocean Sensors

• Robotics and Drones

• Vessel Design and Manufacture


Canada has become a world leader in engineering products and services suited to extreme harsh ocean environments, marine remote sensing technologies, and ocean observing systems.

Atlantic Canada contributes more than half of Canada’s $36bn ocean economy and is home to a strong cluster of ocean industries and to ground breaking ocean research. This region is quickly becoming a globally recognised hub of oceans expertise with the potential to be a significant contributor to a number of Global Value Chains associated with the oceans sector.


COVE brings together people, ideas, industry, and research to enable their community to work in new ways. It fosters the development of an engaged workforce for ocean industries to meet todays and future needs and takes advantage of both on and offshore shared infrastructure to enable new ocean products and services. COVE is a catalyst in creating the world’s next practical, commercial, and revolutionary ocean technology advances.

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