Researchers and students

Imagine harnessing the power of the ocean, where each wave and tide fuels innovation and safeguards our planet’s most precious resources. Embarking on the journey from student or researcher to oceantech entrepreneur might seem daunting, but it’s a path filled with potential and promise.

Whether you’re envisioning launching your own startup, exploring the possibilities of licensing innovative technology, aiming to make a significant impact within an oceantech company, or delving into the depths of academic research with an entrepreneurial spirit, you’re not alone. At the Ocean Startup Project, we’re dedicated to making this voyage as smooth as possible. We offer guidance to help illuminate the vast seas of opportunity ahead, ensuring you find a course that not only matches your aspirations but ignites your passion for ocean sustainability.

Our commitment extends beyond advice; we connect you to a vibrant ecosystem of programs, partnerships, and resources designed to refine your skills and bring your visions to life. From the energetic young minds at the Port at Blue Futures Pathways, aimed at 18-30 year-olds, to the innovative entrepreneurial training at Lab2Market Oceans, tailored for graduate students in Canadian universities, we’re here to support your journey every step of the way. The ocean is vast, and the opportunities for impact are endless.

With the right support and community, transitioning from a student or researcher to an ocean tech entrepreneur is not just a dream but a very achievable reality. Let’s set sail together, creating a future where your contributions drive sustainable change and innovation in ocean technology.

Researchers and students

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