The Ocean Startup Challenge is a competition designed to support innovators who are developing technologies that can be applied to large ocean challenges.
This Challenge is led by the Ocean Startup Project, the first Innovation Ecosystem Project announced by Canada’s Ocean Supercluster. The Ocean Startup Project is a pan-Atlantic collaboration to create and grow high-quality ocean technology companies and attract more ventures to the region’s ecosystem.
Vancouver’s SeaHawk Robotics is among the 14 winning companies announced and will receive $25,000 in prize money to advance their technologies and increase market adoption. They will also receive industry support, including coaching from an Executive in Residence.
SeaHawk Robotics develops and operates multi-domain UAV-based ocean observation systems that disrupt current paradigms by improving access, increase safety, and reducing costs of data collection.
“The winners of the Ocean Startup Challenge showed strong potential to build globally competitive, market-focused solutions,” said Melody Pardoe, Chief Engagement Officer of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster. “Through the judging process it became clear that more and more innovators are identifying and pursuing opportunities in ocean sectors, and we’re very excited to see these teams advance their business through the Ocean Startup Project and contribute to Canada’s economic growth.”
Photo: provided by SeaHawk Robotics