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“In formalizing the relationship with COVE, IGNITE is continuing help grow the ocean economy of Rural Nova Scotia by connecting our entrepreneurs and industry into a greater global network. Under the leadership of Jim Hanlon, COVE has become a global force in Ocean Technology, Engineering and Entrepreneurship. The relationship with COVE allows for greater communication and partnership between the ocean industry in Nova Scotia and COVE leading to greater commercial opportunities, technology integration and overall growth in the ocean economy.”

Doug Jones, Chief Executive Officer, IGNITE


“COVE is pleased to formalize the great working relationship we have developed with IGNITE and with Doug Jones. COVE has attracted attention as a global centre for ocean technology commercialization, building on the deep ocean research and ocean engineering expertise in Halifax. Our relationship with IGNITE lets us build further connections to entrepreneurs located in Southwestern Nova Scotia; the heart of one of the most dynamic fisheries in North America. The deep subject matter expertise that IGNITE members bring along with the product commercialization power of COVE will accelerate the growth of Nova Scotia’s and Canada’s ocean economy.”

Jim Hanlon, Chief Executive Officer, COVE




COVE brings together people, ideas, industry and research to help our  community and members work in new ways.Together, we are a catalyst in  creating the world’s next practical, commercial and revolutionary ocean tech  advances. Located in Halifax Nova Scotia, on the world’s second largest natural harbour.


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COVE provides a place where start-ups, small and medium enterprises, large businesses, and post-secondary institutions can foster innovation and growth in the ocean sector with common use infrastructure, including prototyping and testing facilities.


COVE features include an eight acre site with 12 acres of accessible water lots, 53,120 sq. ft. of office, workshop and shared space, including an on-site incubation facility. Members have direct harbour access with 2,850 ft. of wharf face, featuring two 300+ ft. finger piers with water depth up to 50 ft. Shared mechanical and electronics prototyping and testing facilities allows members to get products out to market faster. The site has acres available for storage lay-down assembly and mobilization in a secure, fenced compound.



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