Canada’s Ocean Supercluster has issued a call for proposals for its new Ocean Supercluster Resilience program, which will provide up to $15 million for projects that will benefit the ocean economy.

The supercluster – an Atlantic Canadian-based group that supports the Canadian ocean economy – said the new program will support projects that can be completed within 30 months and involve collaboration between several companies.

“While ocean sectors have seen significant adverse impacts this past year due to the pandemic, we have also seen incredible innovation and resiliency in ocean [industries] with close to 40 new Ocean Supercluster projects approved in 2020, most of which were approved since March,” said Supercluster CEO Kendra MacDonald in a statement. “This year we want to continue to build resiliency and momentum with new opportunities for innovative projects while creating and strengthening partnerships.”

The statement said the program is intended to support projects that:

  • Overcome obstacles to the launch of ocean-focused products in new markets;
  • Use new technology or processes to improve customer value or global competitiveness;
  • Spur collaboration between ocean sectors;
  • And enhance the ocean innovation ecosystem by strengthening relationships between private and public sectors.

The Supercluster will accept applications of interest until Feb. 19. You can find details here.