Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) has opened a call for tenants for companies, researchers and individuals interested in advancing ocean-related work at the facilities in Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia.
The C$20 million transformation of the COVE site in Dartmouth has been designed to foster the sharing of ideas and expertise among companies of all sizes that are looking for a collaborative environment to drive unique concepts.
The site is nearly 8 acres with an additional 12 acres of water lots, more than 2800 feet of wharfage with direct access, including deep water access, to the harbour, and exterior laydown and storage area.
COVE, whose construction is well underway, will offer over 53,000 square feet of space including office, open office, workshop, as well as shared amenity, tools and common spaces.
Jennifer Angel, Acting CEO of Waterfront Development, said: “COVE is designed to be a collaborative place in which to share resources, foster big thinking and drive innovation, and ultimately business growth, in a thriving centre with unique harbour access. It is important economic infrastructure that builds on our strength in ocean technology across multiple, high potential economic sectors.”
Applications for commercial tenants are now being accepted, and the facility will be availabe for occupancy in spring 2018, COVE said.
COVE’s facility and land is owned and managed by Waterfront Development, which also leads planning and development for the facility. The incubator for start-ups within COVE and the programs to support entrepreneurship are run by Innovacorp.
The Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE), operating under the COVE name, develops and manages the programs, services, and initiatives for COVE members.