Applications open for Lab2Market Oceans / Discover program

March 6, 2024

Ocean researchers have a new opportunity to advance their research, innovations, and ideas.

Applications are being accepted for the three-day Lab2Market Ocean / Discover program, which is designed for anyone conducting ocean research, ocean-related research or research with a potential ocean application.

About the program

The program will help researchers explore their ideas in a new way to identify how to create more value and impact with their research through potential commercial or collaborative research opportunities. Seed Fund applicants will also benefit from this training by refining their ideas on how to create growth from the initial Seed funding.

Sessions will run on April 29, May 1 and May 3, 2024, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Atlantic Time).

This program is funded by the Transforming Climate Action research program led by the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) and delivered by the Ocean Startup Project in partnership with Dal Innovates.

Participants will earn micro credentials after completing the program.


This call for applications is open to:

  • Graduate students
  • Post-doctoral fellows
  • Faculty

Priority will be given to researchers currently involved with OFI’s Transforming Climate Action program and equity-deserving groups (women, Indigenous peoples, racialized individuals, people with disabilities and 2SLGBTQIA+ communities).

Up to 40 applications will be selected are due April 21.


If you experience technical problems or have questions related to the application or your eligibility, please contact Marie Curtis, Lab2Market Project Manager at the Ocean Startup Project.

Apply now