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Explore HOTSPOT Canada - Startups and Ecosystem

Are you an innovator, cluster or enabler within the ocean and renewable industries, located in Canada or interested in the Canadian market? Explore the canadian innovation ecosystem and get on the map to connect with their frontrunners!

Why Canada?

The Canadian Government aims to become the best place in the world to grow an ocean tech business. More than half of Canada's population live close to the coast, so its only natural that Canada is home to a plethora of innovators enabling the green shift, decarbonization and sustainable use of our oceans.

Together with high level players in the Canadian ecosystem such as Ocean Canada Supercluster and Creative Destruction Lab we are showcasing attractive opportunities for innovators and supporting partners in the attractive ocean innovators market of Canada. Explore them under 'featured opportunties' below. We also welcome you to explore TOOL's Featured Lists of Startups and Ecosystem Players in Canada, and get on the map, if you haven't already.

Explore Canada with our Map & Featured Insight Lists

Are you a Canadian innovator or ecosystem player in ocean/renewables? Or are you interested in the Canadian innovation ecosystem and want to find out more?

On TOOL Featured Lists we have mapped over 150 Canadian startups across ocean and renewable energy, together with our partners. Check the Featured Lists below to find Here you fill find Canadian startups and innovators that work in Ocean and Renewable Energy, as well as an overview of the key ecosystem players and enablers that facilitate innovation in the Canadian ocean and renewable energy sectors.

Explore TOOL's Featured Insight Lists - and check if you are on the map. If not, follow our guide on how to Get on the Map

Featured List - Canadian Startups & Innovators

Featured List - Canadian Ecosystem Players & Enablers

TOOL's Featured Insight Lists are curated blog posts listing actors and/or elements in specific groups. The goal is to provide an interactive overview of niches and focus areas, both within industry fields, geographical regions/hotspots, and by type of active opportunities.

Highlighted Opportunities on the Map

Are you an innovator in ocean/renewables and want to gain access to one of the world's leading markets for ocean innovation and their current opportunities? 

We have joined forces actors in the Canadian Ecosystem to showcase high-level opportunities for ocean and energy innovators and industry players focused on strengthening their ties with the Canadian market.

2022 Ocean Startup Challenge - Calling Startups & Scaleups

TOOL seeks startups & scaleups within Fisheries & Aquaculture, Shipping & Marine Transportation, Offshore Renewable Energy, Marine Bioresources and Naval & Defence. DEADLINE: 1 September 2022

Canadian Accelerator seeks Industry Partners

Creative Destruction Lab (CDL-Atlantic) seeks resource partners for the upcoming cohort of Oceans Stream Accelerator: Advisor, Board Member, Mentor, Advisory Board Member, Local Expert / Door Opener, Investor / Investment Expertise, Innovation / Testing Lab, Family Office, Industrial Investor, Innovation Grants, Pilot customer, Manufacturing / Production / Dev. resource, Cluster programs, Strategic collaboration partners. DEADLINE: 15 November 2022

Canada Event Highlights!

Here are some key Canada related events to check out. Contact us to get yours on the community calendar!

TOOL & Canada Ocean Startup Project 22 June

TOOL virtual intro event for key profiles in the Canadian Ocean & Energy innovation ecosystem, hosted by The Ocean Startup Project.


Featuring the world's first interactive map & resource matching platform for innovators across the Ocean & Energy industries. More than 25.000 innovation actors are mapped by TOOL & partners worldswide, and 1000 changemaker individuals have signed up.

Become visible, find partners, grasp opportunities, follow our quick instructions to get on the map. Welcome onboard! 

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