Canada’s Ocean Supercluster is seeking project proposals related to transportation in the maritime sector, as well as sustainable seafood.

The federal organization, which partners with the private sector to fund research and development work, is looking for proposals to improve the efficiency or resiliency of transportation in the marine industry, or contribute to its decarbonization. Its call for proposals related to the seafood industry, meanwhile, takes a more general focus of generating sustainable economic growth in the sector.

The supercluster will fund up to 42 percent of a project’s total cost, contributing a minimum of $300,000.

“This call for proposals is seeking to invest in a broad array of innovative solutions that will shape the future of marine transportation and, by extension, global trade,” says the Supercluster in its transportation-focused call-out. “The goal is to develop sustainable practices for ocean transport by creating renewable energy delivery systems for vessels and transitioning global fleets and ports to new, cleaner energy sources."

The deadline to apply is April 16, and you can learn more about the transportation initiative here, and the seafood initiative here.