Congratulations to all the start-ups selected to participate in the 2019 Innovacorp Blue-Green Challenge and Start-Up Yard at COVE cohort.

Blue-Green Challenge round one winners receive $5,000 as well as guidance from seasoned business professionals. Round two winners receive $10,000. The challenge is delivered by Innovacorp with support from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).

Start-Up Yard at COVE cohort participants receive $22,500 and access to mentoring, workspace, workshops and experts.

BLUE-GREEN ROUND ONE

Blue

44 North – Calder Robinson, David Barclay, Emmanuelle Cook, Michael Beaudoin – Halifax
Navigation system to optimize ocean transit using underwater currents

BlackWatch.Tech – Jonathan Raimund, Matt d’Entremont – Yarmouth – BlackWatch.Tech
Man-overboard device to reduce fisher fatality

Clean Catch Baits – Guillermo Villarreal De Lara, Katherine Vanzutphen, Craig Retson, Robel Berhane, Hohnathan LePage-Billard – Halifax – cleancatchbaits.com
Sustainable alternative to single-use, plastic fishing lures

Clean Valley CIC – Nicholas LaValle, Zhen Xiong, Damir Allen – Dartmouth
Non-toxic solutions for microplastics pollution

Easy Ocean Technology – Luting Zhang, Zhaohua Sun – Halifax
Smartphone application to capture ocean optical data, including early prediction of harmful algal blooms

Marimetrics Technologies – Chris L'Esperance – Halifax – marimetrics.com
Trace gas analyzer to measure chemical compounds in the ocean

Pombcoup Technologies – Marc d'Entremont, Angie Greene – Yarmouth
Trawler system to protect the seabed by avoiding contact with the ocean floor

SailTimer – Craig Summers – Halifax – sailtimerwind.com / sailtimerapp.com
Crowdsourced wind maps from sensors on sailboats to improve marine weather forecasts

Tracker Inventory Systems – Gavin Andrews, Matthew Pyne – Sydney – trackerinventorysystems.com
Automated inventory management for seafood and agriculture producers

Green

Bio Graphene Solutions – Gary Van Dusen – Annapolis Royal – biographenesolutions.com
Graphene made from organic and renewable feedstocks

ADAPT Innovation – Young Chang – Truro
Agriculture image processing hardware for drones

Electric Owl Solutions – Margaret Dron – Halifax – gardenmanager.com
Software to help grow food in urban environments and small-scale farms

myFlock – James Walsh – Kentville – myflock.ca
Technology to reduce risk and operating inefficiencies in the poultry supply chain

Plasma Agricultural Solutions – Lord Abbey, GL Rao, NN Misra – Truro
Treatment to improve seed health and quality

BLUE-GREEN ROUND TWO

44 North – Calder Robinson, David Barclay, Emmanuelle Cook, Michael Beaudoin – Halifax
Navigation system to optimize ocean transit using underwater currents

Tracker Inventory Systems – Gavin Andrews, Matthew Pyne – Sydney – trackerinventorysystems.com
Automated inventory management for seafood and agriculture producers

Electric Owl Solutions – Margaret Dron – Halifax – gardenmanager.com
Software to help grow food in urban environments and small-scale farms

myFlock – James Walsh – Kentville – myflock.ca
Technology to reduce risk and operating inefficiencies in the poultry supply chain

Plasma Agricultural Solutions – Lord Abbey, GL Rao, NN Misra – Truro
Treatment to improve seed health and quality

START-UP YARD THIRD COHORT

Copsys Industries – Farzad Hashemi – Halifax
Corrosion management technology to protect assets and reduce maintenance

SeaChange Biochemistry – Brad Park – Halifax
Chemicals for industry from sustainably harvested seaweed

Ocean Protection Engineering Group – Andrew (Drew) MacDonald, Carr Hallett – Dartmouth
All-weather emergency system to tow ships in distress

Impactful Health R&D – Mina Mekhail – impactfulhrd.com
Compostable packaging to prolong the shelf life of fresh fish

Planetary Hydrogen – Mike Kelland – planetaryhydrogen.com
Hydrogen production technology with planet-saving CO2 removal

Halifax, Nova Scotia, December 5, 2019