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The Ocean Startup Challenge

Join us for our virtual discussion to learn from global industry experts about opportunities to solve major ocean sector problems. Join us on Tuesday, January 26 at 1 pm AST for part two of the virtual dialogue series focused on shipping and marine transportation.


The goal of the competition is to have an innovative new business launched that has an online presence as well as physical location in the Western Region of Nova Scotia.

COVE & IGNITE Announces the Exploring Opportunities in Ocean Tech for Young Women Program Launch

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IGNITE moves to new facility in Pictou County

IGNITE Atlantic has moved to a new facility in Pictou County at 352 East River Road to further support entrepreneurs and the innovation community in Atlantic Canada.

Ignite Labs and Perennia are pleased to launch an Innovation Challenge

Ignite Labs and Perennia are pleased to launch an Innovation Challenge for the seafood industry. The challenge is to develop a lobster bait that will use bi-products from the ground fish processing industry but in a more sustainable way.


START[2020] is an Atlantic wide sustainable innovation pitch competition for anyone creating new value with bioresources. IGNITE is proud to announce that the winner of START[2020] is North Taste Flavourings, a seafood innovation company.

IGNITE launches a free platform to help businesses get online

IGNITE, in partnership with St. John’s Board of Trade, Startup Zone PEI, and Nova Scotia Business Inc., is launching a new platform to help Atlantic Canadian businesses get online.

COVE and IGNITE sign MOU for collaboration of expertise in the ocean tech sector

The Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) and IGNITE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

IGNITE Awarded National Award

IGNITE has been awarded the CANIE Award for Social Innovation for the Atlantic Region.‍The award recognizes organizations that have achieved excellence and innovation in social impact.


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352 East River Road, New Glasgow

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264 Herring Cove Rd #100, Halifax

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208 Main Street, Yarmouth

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