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Canada’s New Business Park for the Ocean Economy

By Jim Hanlon, Chief Executive Of? cer, COVE

OVE (Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneur- sized ocean tech companies. Large companies like IBM, Lock- ship) is an ocean tech business park that encour- heed Martin, and Lloyd’s Register have established a presence ages collaboration across sectors to connect local as well. Dalhousie University, one of Canada’s prominent

Cand international companies in the ocean industry. ocean research universities, as well as the Nova Scotia Com-

Our focus is to bring together people, ideas, companies and munity College which provides applied ocean focused train- research to forge new opportunities for the industry. COVE ing for students are also on site. The day-to-day interaction occupies a decommissioned Canadian Coast Guard base in among these diverse tenants is the true mag-ic of COVE. In

Halifax, Nova Scotia. The facility spans an eight-acre urban addition to Canada’s multi-billion dollar National Shipbuild- waterfront property with 53,000 square feet of building space ing Strategy, our region is the host to more than $500 million and excellent marine access with 3,000 linear feet of deep- in strategic investments focused on the ocean. These include water wharfs. COVE provides test and deployment facilities, Canada’s Ocean Super-Cluster, the Ocean Frontier Institute, within a 13-acre water lot, and workshop space for product DeepSense, and others. COVE is partnering with these orga- development and testing. nizations to bring our valuable network of tenants and partners

A contribution of almost $6 million CAD from Irving Ship- to these programs. building Inc. supports COVE in its mandate to grow the Ca- The H2O Conference, June 5-7, 2019, is an event to engage nadian ocean economy by supporting the adoption of innova- with the ocean technology industry in Atlantic Canada and tive ocean technology. This is different from the more general at COVE. The conference will include: an ocean industry role taken by ocean industry trade associations and marketing showcase, international delegates, research, development and sup-port organizations. COVE believes that the biggest most commercialization presentations, networking events and the sustainable opportunity for growth comes from the use of oceans gala dinner. This year’s conference will also include ocean technology to gain international competitive advantage a day of on-water demos at COVE. Find more information and the development of a competitive workforce. We focus on about COVE at and the H2O confer- technology as our key growth lever. ence at

COVE goes beyond conventional concepts of shared work- Overall, COVE is a place where new ideas are developed spaces or incubators and accelerators. It is a hub for all ocean and brought to market, and where companies are inspired, tech stakeholders. As of March 2019, COVE has 50 tenants encouraged, and provided the opportunity to connect with including: 13 start-up companies, a full-service machine shop, leaders in the ocean industry. We invite you to come see for private sector ship operators and a range of small and medium yourself in June.

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