Halifax. Canada’s Ocean City

Big Waves and Big Ideas.

World leaders in ocean science, technology, and business

Located on North America’s east coast, Halifax offers ocean innovators and companies from around the world access to a deep and diverse ecosystem of customers, partners, and suppliers.

With top research institutions and a science-based workforce, Halifax’s close-knit and collaborative community is advancing marine science and ocean technology on the world stage.

Diversified Blue Economy

Ocean Science & Observation

Acoustics, Sensors & Instruments

Offshore & Coastal Energy

Marine Defence & Security

Marine Transportation

Fisheries & Aquaculture

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"Halifax has a world-class ocean innovation ecosystem that is growing at a pace that is globally unique."

-Melanie Nadeau, CEO, Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship.

Ocean Tech Meets East Coast Lifestyle

One of the region’s largest advanced technology industries with high levels of R&D and innovation, highly-skilled talent, and an export focus. In Halifax, you can live and work in more than 200 rural, urban, and suburban communities, swim and surf at 19 supervised beaches, shop at nine farmers’ markets, visit 250 public art installations, and stroll through 922 parks

Canada’s largest centre for oceans research, with 600 scientists, engineers, and technicians.

Over 500 ocean sector companies in the province - from startups to global corporations.

More than $500 million in strategic ocean investments in the province of Nova Scotia.

Unbeatable quality of life – from the boardroom to the beach in under 30 minutes.

Tap into Canada’s Ocean City.

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"There are so many opportunities in Halifax. A few notable ones would be the National Shipbuilding Strategy, Marine Renewables Projects, and Canada’s Ocean Supercluster. All showcase the immense possibility for long-term, sustainable business here."

- Andrew Palmer, General Manager, MacArtney Underwater Technology

Key Players

Halifax has a critical mass of organizations driving growth and innovation in the blue economy.

The Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia (OTCNS) is an industry association representing the ocean technology and industry sector in Nova Scotia.

Halifax is at the centre of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster - which aims to accelerate innovation and commercialization and to drive increased sustainable economic growth from the ocean.

The Centre for Ocean Venture and Entrepreneurship (COVE) is a collaborative facility for applied innovation where companies are creating revolutionary ocean tech products.

The PIER (Port Innovation, Engagement, and Research) is a sector-focused living lab for maritime transportation and logistics in Halifax.

Dalhousie University is a world leader in ocean research, a member of the U15 – Canada’s 15 most prestigious research-intensive universities, and home to the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI), Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), and Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR).

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) has advanced applied research in renewable energy, ocean research, engineered technology, environmental science, geomatics and more.

Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) is Canada’s largest centre for ocean research with 600 staff from the federal departments of Fisheries and Oceans, Environment and Climate Change, Natural Resources, and National Defence.

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Nancy Phillips
Vice President, Investment & International Partnerships

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Get in-depth industry information, help with site selection, and incentive evaluations. Learn what makes Halifax the right location for your business and get connected to key business leaders.

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Nancy Phillips

Vice President, Investment & International Partnerships

Get connected with key blue economy players. Let us introduce you.

Get in-depth industry information, help with site selection, and incentive evaluations. Learn what makes Halifax the right location for your business and get connected to key business leaders.

You’re in Good Company

  • Irving Shipbuilding

    The most modern shipbuilder and in-service ship support provider in North America. Irving Shipbuilding is building Canada's next generation of combat vessels under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy – 30 years of business.

  • Lockheed Martin

    An American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company and servicing national and international clients from Halifax. One of six partner companies that have been awarded the Canadian Surface Combatant design contract by Irving Shipbuilding.

  • Centre for Ocean Venture and Entrepreneurship (COVE)

    The Centre for Ocean Venture and Entrepreneurship (COVE) is a collaborative facility for applied innovation in the ocean sector where ocean technology enterprises can commercialize and grow.

  • Dalhousie University

    Dalhousie University is a world leader in ocean research, a member of the U15 – Canada’s 15 most prestigious research-intensive universities, and home to the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI), Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), and Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR).

  • Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO)

    Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) is Canada’s largest centre for ocean research with 600 staff from the federal departments of Fisheries and Oceans, Environment and Climate Change, Natural Resources, and National Defence.

  • The PIER

    The Pier is a global centre of excellence for research and collaboration in port logistics, management and development. It is the first supply chain and logistics living lab of its kind in Canada.

  • Halifax Port Authority

    The world’s largest shipping lines call on the Port of Halifax, connecting the port to more than 150 countries. The beautiful Halifax Seaport is a premier destination, attracting more than 1.3 million visitors each year.

 
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