St. John’s maritime history and strategic location in the North Atlantic has positioned the city as a world-class hub for ocean tech and innovation. Private and public sector stakeholders have formed an innovation cluster in the region, fueled by top-quality research and development institutions which attract talent from across the world.
This Spotlight explores St. John’s rich history, present, and future in ocean tech, a sector which the city has the potential to lead in worldwide.
- Newfoundland and Labrador’s harsh climate allows engineers from around the world to develop critical technologies in a unique ocean environment.
- St. John’s academic institutions offer specific programs in ocean technology and industry, which attract and produce key talent for the ocean cluster.
- St. John’s small size allows for increased collaboration among academic institutions, research centres and private companies to drive innovation in ocean technology.
- There is significant investment in ocean technology in St. John’s from both the government and large multinational companies.