The OFI Seed Fund supports ocean-related projects that offer high potential for innovation success but need small amounts of funding to help them move forward — and grow.
Round VIII of the Seed Fund will be opening soon!
OFI is pleased to partner once again with Innovacorp, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Net Zero Atlantic, and Mitacs and welcomes Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia.
Innovation is not complete until it gets to the market. Scientists, researchers and innovators are increasing the impact of their work by commercializing their expertise into technology, products, and services to make an impact on the planet. Sustainable development of ocean resources is enabled through innovative commercial ventures and these businesses will be a primary catalyst and solution to the world’s largest ocean sustainability problems. The Ocean Frontier Institute Seed Fund and ecosystem partners form the base of the innovation and commercialization pathway through aligned programs and funding to inspire, initiate, and invest in new ocean ventures. Join the commercialization community making an impact.
Since 2018, the OFI Seed Fund has provided over 100 projects with financial support helping to advance innovative ideas in research, commercial and social concepts relating to the ocean in such areas as engineering, biology, aquaculture, environment and earth sciences.