This competition encourages innovators and entrepreneurs like you to identify and validate ideas with potential for improving ocean sustainability and solving climate challenges that affect coastal communities.
You can count yourself in even if you are not at the idea phase. The competition welcomes other individuals to participate, as long as you are passionate about oceans and have skill sets that may be useful to participating teams.
The Ocean Communities Climate Challenge’s valued partners include the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth (Nova Scotia), the City of Port Alberni (British Columbia) and the Ville de Rimouski (Quebec).
Having these community partners onboard guarantees that you will be helping to solve real-world issues faced by coastal communities in Canada. The challenges they face could also represent globally scalable entrepreneurial opportunities for you or you team.
They are specifically interested in early stage ideas on how to do any of the following better:
- monitor and predict ocean conditions
- transition to become net-zero port communities
- create resilient communities with circular economies (where nothing is wasted)
- preserve and leverage natural assets
With over $22,000 in prizes, your idea could be among the three winning ideas. For each of those ideas, winners will be awarded up to $7,500 to take their idea further.
Interested, but want more information? Download our English Info Kit. (Les renseignements sont également disponible en français. Téléchargez notre dossier d’information.)