The Global Business Innovation Programme, organised by Innovate UK and delivered by Innovate UK EDGE, consists of a preparation phase, a 5-day Innovation Visit focused on Canada, a follow-up Exploitation Workshop, and bespoke
one-to-one support from an Innovate UK EDGE Innovation and Growth Specialist, helping your business maximise the opportunities identified, including developing innovation
projects with partners in the territory.
The Innovation Visit to Canada includes participation at Canada’s premier event for the ocean technology sector. The H2O: Home to Overseas Conference and Exhibition will include:
- The ocean industry showcase,
- Innovate UK pavilion presence,
- exclusive networking opportunities through pre-arranged B2B meetings with like-minded Canadian and international
- formal receptions
- high-profile international Oceans Gala Dinner.
This year’s conference will also include on-water demos at the Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE)
Canada has become a world leader in engineering products and services suited to extreme harsh ocean environments,
marine remote sensing technologies, and ocean observing systems. More than half of Canada’s $30bn ocean economy is
anchored in Atlantic Canada, including the key province of Nova Scotia.
HOW TO APPLY?
The Global Business Innovation Programme has a competitive process where only the best applications will be
successful following an evaluation process. All applications must be made online via the website and
received by midnight on Sunday 23 April 2023. Successful applicants will be notified by 28 April 2023.