To seed Canadian universities with the skills necessary to commercialize research, Lab2Market (L2M) Oceans equips participating teams with entrepreneurial skills and mindsets necessary for successfully taking research out of labs and out to customers in the marketplace. This intensive, seven-week long program awards each team up to $15K to participate. Every team consists of three members: a graduate student (advanced Master’s, PhD or postdoctoral student), a faculty member who already supervises the student’s research, and an industry mentor. L2M Oceans is delivered by Memorial University and made possible thanks to our supporters: Canada’s Ocean Supercluster, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and our six pan-Atlantic founding partners. For more info, visit lab2market.ca
Informing and sparking inspiration
By hosting regular webinars featuring ocean entrepreneurs, ocean industry leaders and ecosystem partners, and creating engaging content that highlights ocean innovators, we have reached countless individuals keen to contribute to Canada’s ocean economy. We have also hosted bootcamps designed to help early stage teams at startups develop core competencies like managing intellectual property, business model canvas, design thinking, lean startup methodology and more. When we announce calls for applications for our formal activities, we host info sessions to share details about upcoming cohorts and how to improve your chances of a successful application.