2021 Challenge Cohort
3F Waste RecoveryLocation: Main Brook, Newfoundland & LabradorStatus: Alumni
is using a by-product first approach that transforms local fish, farm, forest wastes into globally demanded natural ingredientsLearn More
A2O Advanced Materials Inc.Location: Vancouver, British ColumbiaStatus: Alumni
A2o Advanced Materials is developing the next generation of underwater adhesive and bonding coatings.Learn more
Acoustic Bait TechnologiesLocation: Antigonish, Nova ScotiaStatus: Alumni
Acoustic Bait Technologies is developing an alternative bait system for the lobster fishery using recorded acoustic lobster sounds to modify the behaviour of lobsters and attract them into lobster traps.
Aimsir TechnologiesLocation: Montreal, QuebecStatus: Alumni
Aimsir Technologies aims to capture ocean-based weather information to significantly improve weather forecast accuracy by retrofitting vessels around the world with Automatic Weather Stations.Learn more
Atlantique Nord InnovationLocation: Shippagan, New BrunswickStatus: Alumni
Atlantique Nord Innovation develops functional products that help address the fish waste problem in Atlantic Canada by extracting value from parts of the fish that would typically be dumped into landfills. Their first product in development, ÖVIE, is a refreshing functional carbonated drink infused with marine collagen.Learn more
Canscan Softwares and TechnologiesLocation: Montreal, QuebecStatus: Alumni
Canscan Softwares and Technologies uses machine vision, artificial intelligence and existing infrastructure to automate visual inspection processes of shipping containers in ports, container depots and intermodal yards.Learn more
CORSphereLocation: St. John’s, Newfoundland & LabradorStatus: Alumni
CORSphere is developing an industrial asset maintenance tracking software empowered through cross-platform data interconnectivity, collaboration between maintainers, and predictive analytics to reduce downtime.Learn more
DevocéanLocation: Granby, QuebecStatus: Alumni
Devocéan develops underwater acoustic triggers that help recover equipment underwater. Devocean’s first commercial target is the fishing market where its triggers allow better cohabitation with marine mammals.Learn more
DownNorth TechnologiesLocation: Halifax, Nova ScotiaStatus: Alumni
DownNorth Technologies is developing water purification solutions for recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) that uses microbial electrochemical cell technology to remove fish waste without producing toxic by-products or mal-odour compounds.
ExTech MIPLocation: St. John’sStatus: Alumni
ExTech MIP is developing an extraction device to make analyzing contaminants in water faster and more efficient.
GALAXIA Mission SystemsLocation: Halifax, Nova ScotiaStatus: Alumni
GALAXIA Mission Systems is developing a constellation of AI-based small satellites in Low Earth Orbit that provide close to real-time monitoring of ocean-based assets.Learn more
GazpekLocation: Dartmouth, Nova ScotiaStatus: Alumni
Gazpek is developing subsea data centres that maximize advantages of the natural cooling phenomenon of sea water, harness “ghost power” lost in offshore wind cable transmission, and provide improved latency.Learn more
GC Lipid TechLocation: Montreal, QuebecStatus: Alumni
GC Lipid Tech alleviates the ecological pressure on marine life caused by unsustainable fish feed.Learn more
Glas Ocean ElectricLocation: Halifax, Nova ScotiaStatus: Alumni
Glas Ocean Electric (GOE) is bringing clean energy to coastal communities through the integration of electric boats with community energy systems. By combining electrification and onboard dynamic energy storage, electric boats present an opportunity to introduce more renewable energy to electrical grids and the communities they serve.Learn more
IntelliReefs CANLocation: Halifax, Nova ScotiaStatus: Alumni
IntelliReefs CAN restores and enhances degraded ocean ecosystems by designing nanotechnology artificial reefs and infrastructure solutions that increase economic security, biodiversity, coastal protection, and ongoing resilience. The company is collaborating with Dalhousie University researchers to adapt their technology for kelp growth and attraction of commercially and biologically important fish and invertebrate species.Learn more
KavachaLocation: Canoe Cove, Prince Edward IslandStatus: Alumni
Kavacha uses fish waste to provide active protection to marine industries through direct-to-metal coatings in harsh environments. Their solution saves users more than 30% on material and labour, while increasing or maintaining asset lifetime, reducing toxin exposure/imprint, and providing a high-volume value add for a fishery waste stream.Learn more
Luna Sea SolutionsLocation: Nova ScotiaStatus: Alumni
Luna Sea Solutions is creating LunaTide: a Data-as-a-Service tidal current forecasting system to help ocean industries make better decisions.Learn more
MacDonald Hallett Oceans Protection Engineering GroupLocation: Dartmouth, Nova ScotiaStatus: Alumni
MacDonald Hallett Oceans Protection Engineering Group is developing an Autonomous Emergency Towing System for ships that are in distress, or have been evacuated and left abandoned. This pre-rigged, remotely operated, quick release, autonomously deployed system will bring a ship under control and safely in tow thereby, saving life at sea, preventing loss of ships and cargo, and avoiding environmental disasters with huge liabilities.Learn more
Marecomms Inc.Location: Halifax, Nova ScotiaStatus: Alumni
Marecomms Inc. is developing robust and broadband underwater wireless communication systems that enables wireless image transmission with unprecedented reliability in the harshest ocean conditions.Learn more
Marimetrics TechnologiesLocation: Dartmouth, Nova ScotiaStatus: Alumni
Marimetrics Technologies designs, develops and markets technologies for monitoring fish health and welfare in the aquaculture industry.Learn more
Nereus PharmaLocation: Toronto, OntarioStatus: Alumni
Nereus Pharma develops innovative pharmaceutical products for the aquaculture industry, with a focus on improving aquaculture health sustainability. Their first product is a new antibiotic formulation that could potentially reduce antibiotic environmental contamination by as much as 90%.
Ocean SetLocation: St. John’s, Newfoundland & LabradorStatus: Alumni
Ocean Set is developing a cloud-based platform that reduces the complexity and increases the intelligence of utilizing and exchanging ocean data. Their vision is to enable ocean organizations to have seamless access to buy, sell, explore, share, and unlock data value. Ocean Set offers software tools and professional services that allow ocean organizations to identify, broker, cleanse, structure, analyse, and exchange their valued data.Learn more
Oxebow EnterprisesLocation: Yarmouth, Nova ScotiaStatus: Alumni
Oxebow Enterprises is developing an on-board crustacean sorting and grading machine to allow people working on fishing boats to increase efficiency so crews can focus on other important tasks while the catch is automatically processed.
Planetary HydrogenLocation: Dartmouth, Nova ScotiaStatus: Alumni
Planetary Hydrogen produces hydrogen while taking CO2 out of the air, transforming it into an antacid and locking it away in ocean chemistry for 100’s of thousands of years.Learn more
Precipice SensorsLocation: Montreal, QuebecStatus: Alumni
Precipice Sensors aims to improve the coverage and accessibility of coastal water level sensors by developing compact technology that is easy to install and maintain.
qualiTEASLocation: St. John’s, Newfoundland & LabradorStatus: Alumni
qualiTEAS is a corrosion inspection and management company. Our vibrant material research team has expertise ranging from material science to programming. Our proactive chemical approach towards corrosion inspection identifies the specific type and degree of corrosion. Our services also include additional environmental analysis (chemical and microbial analysis of soil and water), which provides information on the origin and further impacts of (due to) any ongoing corrosion issue.Learn more
Quantum Devices Corp.Location: Halifax, Nova ScotiaStatus: Alumni
Quantum Devices Corp. develops leading edge enhanced sensor and camera sun spectrum range technology for 2D, optical chemistry, and depth sensing using a single camera chip for mobile, transportation, and medical imagery.
Rising Tide BioAcousticsLocation: Dartmouth, Nova ScotiaStatus: Alumni
Rising Tide BioAcoustics (Dartmouth, NS) provides acoustic systems for fish deterrence, guidance and attraction, marine mammal deterrence, and control/eradication of invasive species.
SeaChange BiochemistryLocation: Cape Sable Island, Halifax, Nova ScotiaStatus: Alumni
SeaChange Biochemistry creates chemicals for industry from sustainably harvested seaweed through an innovative biorefinery process.Learn more
SeaHawk RoboticsLocation: Vancouver, British ColumbiaStatus: Alumni
SeaHawk Robotics develops and operates multi-domain UAV-based ocean observation systems that disrupt current paradigms by improving access, increase safety, and reducing costs of data collection.Learn more
SednaLink Marine SystemsLocation: IqaluitStatus: Alumni
SednaLink Marine Systems aims to increase access to key decision making information in the Arctic by integrating sensor technology into telecommunication cables to monitor marine environmental conditions.
SkaldyrLocation: Sydney, Nova ScotiaStatus: Alumni
Skaldyr is a functional ingredient company focused on developing marine-sourced nutraceuticals by upcycling underutilized marine by-products.
Spatialnetic SolutionsLocation: New BrunswickStatus: Alumni
Spatialnetic Solutions builds custom solutions that remove the barriers for efficient and sustainable operations in the marine economy, leveraging autonomous platforms, workflow automation, and dynamic IoT networks.Learn more
Subait Inc.Location: Dartmouth, Nova ScotiaStatus: Alumni
Subait Inc. takes a scientific approach to develop a superior sustainable lobster bait substitute based on seafood co-products, replacing environmentally challenging commercial bait fish species.Learn more
Traxe TechnologiesLocation: Vancouver, British ColumbiaStatus: Alumni
Traxe Technologies is developing a blockchain-based traceability solution for seafood brands, enabling end consumers to trace and verify the journey of their seafood product from ocean to table.
Turquoise RevolutionLocation: New BrunswickStatus: Alumni
Turquoise Revolution is on a mission to make the blue economy greener by developing an innovative solution to dry seaweed crop biomass more efficiently.Learn more
VoltaiLocation: Dartmouth, Nova ScotiaStatus: Alumni
Nova Institute is developing Voltai, a flexible and vibration absorbing generator that harvests energy from motion with 100 times the energy density of traditional turbines.Learn more