DATE:  April 27-29, 2014

LOCATION: Various, New England (See Proposed Agenda below)

COSTS: There is a $250.00 participation fee. Travel costs are responsibility of attendee.

PLEASE NOTE, Deadline for applications is April 14, 2014

48 Hours in the Hub, is an initiative of the Canadian Consulate in New England and is a bi-annual intensive two-day program of mentorship, strategic partner visits, one-on-one meetings and networking.

For the Spring 2014 session of 48 Hours the Consulate has proposed a specialized track of sessions adn visitations for ocean technology companies from Atlantic Canada.

Nati in cooperation with OceansAdvance, is looking to build a delegation of ocean technology companies from Newfoundland adn Labrador to forward to the Consulate by the deadline.

Reasons to attend:

Learn about participating in the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) in Boston at the Cambridge Innovation Center.

Session covering:

  • Trends in the Marine Technology Sector in New England; including marine robotics, marine renewable energy, ocean observation, advanced manufacturing;
  • Refining your technology pitch
  • Overview of defense regulations impacting marine industry (ITARS, CFARS)
  • Visit to local marine research institutions (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, UMass Dartmouth)
  • Networking Reception and Pitch session with local Marine Technology Network

Who should attend?

Canadian companies or institutions innovating in the ocean technology industry.

How do I apply?

CLICK HERE and complete the form:

Please contact Natasha Hudson at Nati once you have registered.

For more information, please contact Erin Donahue at the Consulate General of Canada in Boston.

Proposed Agenda

Sunday, April 27

5:00-7:00 p.m.            

Informal Welcome Reception (with full 48Hrs group)

Monday, April 28

Location: Cambridge Innovation Center




Welcome & Program Overview


Overview of Canadian Technology Accelerator, tour of CTA, visit with current CTA participants


Break (relocate to Ocean tech-only room)


Overview of Marine Industry in New England
-Harlan Doliner- President of Marine Technology Oceanographic Network
-Maggie Merrill- Marine Renewable Energy Co
-Karl Olsen- Marine Technology Center (Providence)


Lunch- Keynote by Canadian company active in New England (Ocean tech group will join larger 48Hrs. group)


-Perfect Pitch Presentation- Linda Plano (TBC)


Overview of Defense Regulations (ITARS and CFARS) – Kerry Scarlott, Goulston Storr (TBC)


Visit to MIT Ocean Engineering or MIT Sea Grant(TBC)


Networking Reception at CIC with CENE Mentors and local community

Tuesday, Arpil 29th


Visit to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,

  • Meeting with David Knaack, Tech Transfer office
  • Additional WHOI tours and meeting participants to be determined based on Canadian participants.


Travel to UMass Advanced Manufacturing Center (Fall River, MA)

  • Panel on Marine Robotics in New England
    (suggested speakers, Boston Engineering, Ocean Server, UMass Dartmouth, Olin College)
  • Networking Reception and Pitch event
    Ocean tech companies will have the opportunity to present their technology to the local user community and partners