St. John’s Future Economy Spotlight:
Ocean Innovatio
n Ecosystem
Featuring: Mike Maguire, OceansAdvance chairDavid Murrin, NRCVianne Timmons, MUN PresidentCaron Hawco, Caron Hawco Group.

Read/view full story and videos here.

Coffee with CWOIL
Presents: Women of COVE 
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Register Here

OceansAdvance and COVE are pleased to present the next Coffee with CWOIL. This will be a panel discussion moderated by Shelly Petten of PanGeo Subsea and featuring the following Women of COVE: Jasmine DroppersKraken Robotic Systems Inc.Jan FullertonNova Scotia Boatbuilders AssociationSue L’OrsaCoastal Environmental Observation Technology and Research (CEOTR).
For more information click here.

Canada’s Ocean Asset Map  
Rich in ocean resources and boundless potential, Canada’s ocean capabilities run deep. Canada’s Ocean Asset map is an evergreen tool that visually captures the breadth of world-class experience, products, and services that Canadian companies have on offer to the world.  Click here to GET ON THE MAP!


Ocean Startup Challenge 2021 edition will award up to $1.4 million to ocean innovators and entrepreneurs from rural, Indigenous, and urban communities across Canada and internationally.  Click here for more information.

ICTC’s WIL Digital Subsity is an innovative Work Integrated Learning program that helps employers grow their business by providing students with meaningful Work Integrated learning.  Funded by the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program, offering subsidies of up to $7500. For more information click here.

Co-op Wage Subsidy Funding Programs…Employers of any size operating in Newfoundland and Labrador could qualify for a wage subsidy to hire a student from the College of the North Atlantic.  For more information click here.

The Business Development Support Program assists Newfoundland and Labrador SMEs with opportunities to increase their productivity and improve their competitiveness.  For more information click here.

Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador (SCNL) is partnering with College of the North Atlantic (CNA) to offer tuition opportunities to secondary and current post-secondary students, and financial support to graduating students, who demonstrate excellence in Skills Canada competitions.  Click here for information.

TaskforceNL (Project Co-Operation) are helping support Memorial University, Marine Institute and College of the North Atlantic to ensure all students who want or need a work term this Spring/Summer have one.  Click here for more information.

The Grow Export 2021 Program is an export readiness program that builds the export capacity of small businesses in Atlantic Canada with the goal of enabling long-term economic growth in the region. Click here for more information.

Start taking advantage of global opportunities…At the Canadian Commercial Corporation, we share international bid opportunities so you can grow your business through exporting.  Click here for more information.

Climate Action and Awareness Fund – Advancing Climate Change Science and Technology Request for Proposals.  Click here for more information.

NL Workforce Innovation Centre Request for Proposals
The Business Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) is looking for partners. The Request for Proposals for its “Creating New WIL for Canada” initiative contributes to BHER’s goal of helping every student in Canada get a quality work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunity. Click here for more information.

TeamGrowNL: Hire Abroad!! Tap into the global talent market to grow your business.  More Information here.



Promoting Environmental Sustainability in the NL Tech Sector: Friday, June 11, 2021
TechNL, NEIA, and the Offshore Fishery Association are celebrating Environment Week 2021 by highlighting the impact technology and innovation has on environmental sustainability.  Click here to Register.

Ocean Allies Coffee Chat: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Feeling like a shark in a school of fish? This session is for you.  Register here.

Good Bones: Building the Future of Collaboration between Rural NL and MUN: June 15, 2021
As we find ourselves on the edge of incredible challenges (a global pandemic, climate change, demographic shifts, and a disastrous financial situation,) how will the future of collaboration between our province’s university and its rural communities unfold?  Click here for more information.

Going Green, Digital and Autonomous – Norwegian Maritime Industry in Transition: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
First of two webinars on the Blue Economy in Norway. The webinars follow a report on the Blue Economy in the Nordics, released in April 2021. Click here for more information.

BlueTech Global Connect: Thursday, June 17, 2021
This month’s theme is Ocean Sensors and the Circular Economy. The BlueTech Global Connect (BGC) webinar series is designed to connect exciting BlueTech companies from around the world with potential advisors, investors and partners globally.  Register here.

Underwater Technology Conference 21: June 16 – 17, 2021  
For more information click here.

Seaspan Shipyards virtual MPV Industry Day: Tuesday, June 22
Seaspan Shipyards is getting ready to construct its fourth class of ship under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) – 16 Multi-Purpose Vessels (MPVs) for the Canadian Coast Guard.  We are looking to engage with suppliers and bring them on board.  Register here.

COAST Talks: AR/VR in the Blue Economy: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
From training to product development to decision making in complex environments, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are rapidly transforming business and the economy. Click here for more information.

Guyana International Petroleum Business Summit & Exhibition (GIPEX) 2021: June 28 – 30, 2021
Explore Unrivalled Business Opportunities At Guyana’s Premier Oil & Gas Summit. For more information click here.

Save the Date: Turning the Tide Marine Industry Awards: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Join us for a night of celebration as we honour marine excellence and innovation in our province.

Global Oceans 2021: September 20 – 23, 2021
The event for global maritime professionals to learn, innovate, and lead in the protection and utilization of the world’s largest natural resource – our Oceans. Click here for more information.

Noia Conference:Resilient & ReEnergized: September 21 – 22, 2021
Noia’s annual Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition is the premier offshore conference in Canada, providing delegates with essential information on trends and opportunities in the east coast Canada oil & gas industry.  Click here for more information.

Ocean Business UK21: October 12 – 14, 2021
This Hands-on Ocean Technology Exhibition and Training Forum is a free-to-attend exhibition for anyone in the ocean technology industry. For more information click here.

Business 2Sea: November 16 – 18, 2021
For more information click here.

Propelling the Blue Economy: Connecting Our Oceans, Our People, Our Future: November 23 – 25, 2021
This initiative will provide the stimulus for strengthening the connections needed to develop innovative approaches to address the current challenges facing our global oceans and achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. More information here.

Save the Date! BlueTech Week 2021: November 15 – 19, 2021

Aquaculture Canada and WAS North America 2021 rescheduled to August 15 – 18, 2022