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Canada's Ocean Supercluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Sunday, 1 April, 2018
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Name
Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionEmailGender
Kendra
MacDonald
Cluster Manager
kendra.macdonald@oceansupercluster.ca
Female
Susan
Hunt
Project Manager
susan.hunt@oceansupercluster.ca
Female
Melody
Pardoe
Project Manager
melody.pardoe@oceansupercluster.ca
Female
Torrie
George
ECCP Responsible Person
torrie.george@oceansupercluster.ca
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Technology fields: 
Marine Science
Environmental Engineering / Technology
Emerging industries: 
Blue Growth Industries
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Ocean Technology, Genomics, Digital Twin
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
500
Number of SME members: 
100
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Today, Canada derives relatively less economic benefit from the ocean than other nations. There is tremendous potential to better leverage science and technology in Canada’s ocean sectors and to build a digitally-powered, knowledge-based ocean economy.

The Ocean Supercluster is an industry-led collaboration that will build Canada’s ocean economy into one of the country’s most significant and sustainable value-creating economic segments. It is a national undertaking, with investment from companies across Canada, partnerships with post-secondary institutions, indigenous groups, and international partners.

The partnership spans the ocean economy, including fisheries, aquaculture, oil and gas, marine bio products, transportation, defence, marine renewables, and ocean technology. Through the Ocean Supercluster, companies are collaborating to define a shared innovation roadmap based on common challenges and requirements.

OUR MISSION: To enable the sustainable growth of Canada’s ocean economy by building an ecosystem in which all members are well-connected and have the capacity and capability to drive digital innovation.

OUR VISION: Realize the potential of Canada’s ocean economy to establish and grow companies, achieve commercial outcomes, and engage in cross-sectoral collaboration. 

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation outside Europe: 
Canada
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
European Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation in Europe: 
Germany
Netherlands
Norway
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following activities in Europe to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster
Canada's Protein Industries Supercluster
Canada's Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster
Canada's SCALE A.I Supercluster
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

DRIVING INNOVATION IN CANADA'S OCEAN ECONOMY

The federal government and private sector's co-investment in the Ocean Supercluster positions Canada to become a global leader in the knowledge-based ocean economy.

Ocean resources are one of Canada's most significant potential advantages, with the longest coastline and the fourth largest ocean territory in the world. The Ocean Supercluster will foster new partnerships with industry, post-secondary, government, and other partners, including indigenous communities, to accelerate innovation and commercialization and to drive increased sustainable economic growth from our oceans.