The ocean sector directly generates 8.1% of Nova Scotia’s GDP with an economic impact of $2.6 billion. Large multimillion dollar funding programs from both the provincial and federal government ensure that there will be growth available for those with the skills and creativity to find opportunities for their ideas.  Ignite Labs in partnership with Dalhousie University are offering a 2-day extensive oceans innovation event to foster ideas and innovation in the ocean sector.

Innovation can come in many forms when it comes to the oceans.  It can take place in tourism, production, harvesting, safety or one of our many food products related to the oceans.  We are looking for the next group of forward-thinking entrepreneurs to lead the way.

This weekend long event will provide opportunities for participants to interact with industry experts as they work on their ideas. Participants will have the chance to pitch their own ideas or to be a member of a team working on a new idea.  They will spend the weekend formulating their business idea and constructing the pitch presentation.  The weekend will finish with the formalized pitch to our judging panels where over $6000 will be awarded in prize/seed money.  Along with that, the teams will gain valuable mentorship and incubation opportunities from Ignite Labs, Dalhousie and many of our partner organizations.

Participants in this event will have the opportunity to:


  • Industry experts
  • Like-minded people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Gain career and business contacts


  • Lean Business Model
  • How to convey their ideas
  • Practice working as a team

Access support

  • Opportunity for financial support for their venture
  • Further industry contacts after the event

Refreshments will be provided throughout the event.

For more information or to register visit  https://igniteatlantic.com/launch-oceans/