GIT Joins Atlantic Canada Partners to Pursue Project Opportunities with the Ocean Supercluster

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (June 19, 2019) — Graphite Innovation and Technologies Inc. (GIT) continues to grow and is pleased to share its newest collaboration alongside two of Newfoundland & Labrador’s leading ocean sector companies, and a Nova Scotia community partner, to pursue a project opportunity as a member of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC).

GIT has partnered with Horizon Maritime, a world-class offshore marine services company and Newfoundland Aqua Service, a leading manufacturer and service provider of fish cages, boats, docks, and nets for the aquaculture industry. Together with Millbrook First Nation, a Mi’kmaq community in the heart of Nova Scotia operating fishing vessels and industrial facilities, the OSC project partners will test and evaluate graphene-based coatings on a variety of identified marine applications.

“Our project will evaluate our technology on ships and on other applications such as aquaculture equipment,” said Mo AlGermozi, Chief Executive Officer at GIT. “We also expect to develop new graphene-based products as various applications are identified across Canada’s ocean economy, and we are excited to be working alongside our great partners; Millbrook; Horizon Maritime and Newfoundland Aqua Service.”

The project is focused on understanding the range of marine applications for GIT’s coatings to better protect marine equipment and maritime structures at risk of corrosion and biofouling while also examining the efficiencies that Graphene Coat™ can offer. Benefits to the environment are expected to include reduced fuel consumption on vessels utilizing GIT coatings and the replacement of toxic copper-based biofouling products currently in use across various maritime industries.

About the Ocean Supercluster

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster is a private sector-led partnership—concentrated largely in Atlantic Canada—that brings companies together to boost innovation and modernization across oceans sectors. The Ocean Supercluster includes companies of all sizes who are committed to adopting and commercializing technologies to solve shared challenges. The partnership will also invest to develop talent, improve supply chain opportunities, and foster more ocean start-ups to build the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

About Graphite Innovation and Technologies

Graphite Innovation & Technologies Inc. (GIT) is a leading Canadian material’s engineering firm focused on delivering disruptive uses for graphene and graphite ingredients.

GIT works in partnership with its customers using its proprietary “bottom-up” process for the production of high specification graphene. GIT owns the intellectual property and know-how behind this process. We provide dispersion and product integration expertise, to deliver solutions for a wide range of applications.

 

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GIT is Attending Upcoming Ocean Supercluster Forum in St. John’s

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (June 17, 2019)Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT) will be attending the upcoming Cluster Building Forum hosted by Canada’s Ocean Supercluster in St. John’s, Newfoundland on June 25, 2019.

GIT is excited to join other members of the Ocean Supercluster (OSC) to learn about the next phase of the OSC, including the role-out of our IP and Data strategies, and focused networking.

IP and Data strategies, two integral components of technology leadership programs and projects, and important strategic frameworks for a strong and dynamic Supercluster.

The OSC has developed a forward-looking data strategy that aims to foster information exchange between ocean industries and provide a clear vision of how they can transform data generated from project activities into a strategic national asset.

The IP strategy aims to incent high-impact collaborations, provide a foundation for the development of flexible and predictable IP policies, ensure members are able to secure appropriate rights that are in line with their commercial interests, and position Canadian organizations to maximize the return of their innovations.

GIT is particularly excited to engage in these discussions and share more about our company, from both the perspective of an innovative company and also that of an early-stage startup.

About the Ocean Supercluster

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster is a private sector-led partnership—concentrated largely in Atlantic Canada—that brings companies together to boost innovation and modernization across oceans sectors. The Ocean Supercluster includes companies of all sizes who are committed to adopting and commercializing technologies to solve shared challenges. The partnership will also invest to develop talent, improve supply chain opportunities, and foster more ocean start-ups to build the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

About Graphite Innovation and Technologies

Graphite Innovation & Technologies Inc. (GIT) is a leading Canadian materials engineering firm focused on delivering disruptive uses for graphene and graphite ingredients.

GIT works in partnership with its customers using its proprietary “bottom-up” process for the production of high specification graphene. GIT owns the intellectual property and know-how behind this process. We provide dispersion and product integration expertise, to deliver solutions for a wide range of applications.

Visit the GIT Team in Seoul at NANO KOREA 2019 (July 2-5)

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (May 28, 2019)Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT) will be attending NANO KOREA 2019 in Seoul, South Korea from July 2-5.

GIT is among a select few Canadian companies represented at the conference and is the only Nova Scotian company to have a presence at the largest Korean event in graphene and 2D materials.

Stop by the Canadian Pavillion exhibition space on the show floor and visit Mo A. and Marciel G. to learn more about our GrapheneCoat™ product and other disruptive graphene solutions.

NANO KOREA has been held every year since 2003 co-hosted by the Ministry of Science & ICT and the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy. In particular, the Symposium, Korea’s largest symposium on the nanoscale science and technology, will be a meaningful occasion to confirm major research results and up-to-date research trends in Korea and overseas, increase exchanges among researchers in relevant fields, and materialize the results of research.

To accompany this trip, GIT team members will be committing to an extended visit to South Korea beyond NANO KOREA 2019. The GIT leadership have meetings scheduled with some of the largest marine coatings and shipbuilding organizations in Asia.

To learn more about NANO KOREA 2019, please click here.

GIT Selected as Ocean Exchange Finalist for $100,000 WWL Orcelle Award

This year’s finalists are from five different countries:

  • Graphite Innovations and Technology (Nova Scotia, Canada) – GIT developed marine coating materials which utilize graphene to create a formula that protects ship hulls from corrosion and biofouling.
  • Ashored Innovations (Nova Scotia, Canada) – Ashored’s MOBI (Modular Ocean Based Instrument) system is a bottom-bound ropeless fishing system that prevents whale entanglements and trap loss, where damaged traps become ocean waste.
  • Blue Nalu (CA, USA) – Blue Nalu is a pioneer in cellular aquaculture, in which living cells are isolated from fish tissue, placed into culture media for proliferation, and then assembled into fresh and frozen seafood products.
  • Coral Vita (Freeport, Bahamas) – Coral Vita’s land-based farms integrate new methods to accelerate coral growth, while enhancing resiliency to changing environmental conditions.
  • Hoopers Island Oyster Co (MD, USA) – Hooper’s Island Oyster Co developed a vertically integrated oyster aquaculture system that provides new and established growers with seed, grow-out equipment, and processing equipment to support oyster-preneurs.
  • Jolt Energy Storage Technologies (MI, USA) – Jolt developed a new and highly scalable battery technology where no expensive catalysts or selective membranes are required.
  • MicroSynbiotiX (Cork, Ireland) – MicroSynbiotiX helps solve the current fish vaccine challenge by engineering microalgae to lock the vaccine in the biomass which is a natural part of the fish diet and an essential dietary element in the early development of shrimp and fin-fish.
  • OceanComm (IL, USA) – OceanComm has developed a wireless underwater modem that offers communication similar to Wi-Fi, negating the need for tethered communication links.
  • Osmo Systems (CA, USA) – The Osmobot integrates a series of well-proven photochemical sensors into a single, low-cost robust probe, improving aquaculture management and monitoring.
  • Pajarito Powder (NM, USA) – Pajarito Powder developed catalyst and engineered catalyst supports for improved Proton Exchange Membranes in fuel cells and electrolyzers, facilitating energy-dense onboard energy storage of electricity.
  • Sailing for Sustainability S4S (Suva, Fiji) – Drawing on designs of the one of the greatest innovations of the Pacific Islanders, the proa boat, and using modern materials, S4S created a low-cost cargo and passenger sailing proa for last mile connection to scattered island communities around the world, helping solve logistics issues and saving the culture of island life.
  • ThisFish Inc. (British Columbia, Canada) – Built for the seafood processing sector, Tally is simple, user-friendly software that enables companies to digitize all their production, traceability and quality control data, using visual data dashboards and data analytics.

GIT will be competing in the first of two $100,000 USD awards:

  • The WWL Orcelle® Award 2018 will be given to the solution that can make our (WW) logistic operations more sustainable by advancing high-efficiency or zero-emission technologies that are commercially viable.
  • The Neptune Award 2018 will be given to the solution that advances our understanding of the ocean and that helps minimize our impact on these resources, even while using them for human benefit, resulting in more resilient bodies of water, including healthy marine life and coastlines.

2018 Orcelle® and Neptune Review Team


“GIT is very excited for this opportunity that Ocean Exchange has provided us,” says GIT co-founder Marciel Gaier (who will be presenting at the competition). “Not only for the opportunity to present and possibly win $100,000, but also for growing our network and gaining new contacts in our target market of the shipping and logistics industry.”


About The Wallenius Wilhelmsen Group

The Wallenius Wilhelmsen group (OEX: WWL) is a market leader in RoRo shipping and vehicle logistics, transporting cars, trucks, rolling equipment and breakbulk around the world. The company operates around 130 vessels servicing 32 trade routes to six continents and operates a global inland distribution network, 77 processing centres, and 13 marine terminals. The Wallenius Wilhelmsen group consists of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions, EUKOR and ARC. The group is headquartered in Oslo, Norway with 7.500 employees in 29 countries worldwide. Read more at walleniuswilhelmsen.com

About Ocean Exchange

OceanExchange.org is a 501c3 with the sole mission to help advance the adoption of solutions in the field of sustainability. Ocean Exchange seeks solutions with working prototypes that reduce waste and the use of nature’s resources while increasing productivity and respecting cultures around the world. Read more at oceanexchange.org

About Graphite Innovation and Technologies

Graphite Innovation & Technologies Inc. (GIT) is a leading Canadian materials engineering firm focused on delivering disruptive uses for graphene and graphite ingredients.

Graphite Innovation & Technologies Inc. (GIT) works in partnership with its customers using its proprietary “bottom-up” process for the production of high specification graphene. Graphite Innovation & Technologies Inc. (GIT) owns the intellectual property and know-how behind this process. We provide dispersion and product integration expertise, to deliver solutions for a wide range of applications.

Visit GIT at the Graphene 2018 Conference in Germany

Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT) will be exhibiting at the Graphene 2018 conference in Dresden, Germany from June 26-29.

GIT is among a select few Canadian companies represented at the conference and is the only Nova Scotian company to have a presence at the largest European event in graphene and 2D materials.

Stop by the Canadian Pavillion exhibition space on the show floor and visit Mo A. to learn more about our GrapheneCoat™ product and disruptive graphene solutions.

Over the past 7 editions, the Graphene Conference strengthened its position as the main meeting point of the graphene community worldwide. Highlights of the conference include 82 confirmed speakers and a wide range of sessions and panels to discuss applications for graphene products.

To learn more about the Graphene 2018 conference, please click here.

GIT Launches Pilot Program for Disruptive Marine Coating

Halifax, Nova Scotia — Graphite Innovation and Technologies Inc. (GIT) is pleased to announce that it has launched an international strategic pilot program for its innovative marine coating, GrapheneCoat™. The objective is to develop strengthened partnerships in new markets.

“We are very excited to offer this program to potential parties around the world,” said GIT co-founder Mo Algermozi. “There’s been a large interest from the international community and the program will allow us to fulfil that interest.”

The program is open to all parties searching for a disruptive marine coating that will reduce biofouling and corrosion.

GrapheneCoat™ is GIT’s innovative marine coating which utilizes graphene to create a formula that works to protect ship hulls from corrosion and biofouling. In turn, it helps to increase fuel efficiencies and the longevity of boat hulls. By discouraging the growth of organisms, the innovative coatings drastically improve the performance of a boat over its lifetime.

“GIT is positioning this program as an opportunity for collaboration with potential strategic partners, however big or small they may be,” explained GIT co-founder Marciel Gaier. “It will give us better insight into individual user needs and also gather important feedback as we launch GrapheneCoat™ commercially later this year.”

The pilot program is a strategic product development initiative for GIT and is not a sales program. GIT is offering successful recipients access to materials at a significantly reduced cost. The collection of testimonials and results data is expected.

How it Works

Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis throughout 2018. Those selected for an interview will be contacted to learn more about individual needs and an assessment will be conducted.

Eligibility
  • Interest in partnering with an innovative materials technology company
  • Have a need for anti-biofouling and/or non-corrosive marine coatings
  • Passionate about reducing harmful toxins in the marine environment
  • Looking to reduce costs related to maintenance and/or fuel consumption (drag reduction)
Apply

To apply for the program, click here.

About Graphite Innovation and Technologies

Graphite Innovation & Technologies Inc. (GIT) is a leading Canadian materials engineering firm focused on delivering disruptive uses for graphene and graphite ingredients.

Graphite Innovation & Technologies Inc. (GIT) works in partnership with its customers using its proprietary “bottom-up” process for the production of high specification graphene. Graphite Innovation & Technologies Inc. (GIT) owns the intellectual property and know-how behind this process. We provide dispersion and product integration expertise, to deliver solutions for a wide range of applications.

GIT Co-Founder Speaking at Seminar Series in Newfoundland

Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT) co-founder, Marciel Gaier, is speaking tomorrow (February 27, 2018) at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Gaier is a guest speaker at the university’s Lunchtime Seminar Series event. He will be delivering an insightful lecture about environmentally friendly anti-fouling coatings, specifically GIT’s innovative GrapheneCoat™ product. Those in attendance will learn more about how GIT has used alternative approaches in materials science to address major issues in the marine coating industry.

GIT chosen for ocean and clean technology acceleration programs

Announced today, 27 businesses have received funding and mentorship through Innovacorp’s ocean technology and clean technology acceleration programs this fall — including Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT).

GIT co-founder Mo Algermozi was on hand for the announcement at the Technology Innovation Centre in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The event featured speeches from local elected government officials, including Member of Parliament Darren Fisher, who was speaking on behalf of Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Minister Navdeep Bains.

GIT was awarded funding in two programs offered by Innovacorp — the Clean Tech Accelerate Program and the global competition, Blue Solutions Start-Up Challenge.

The CleanTech Accelerate Program helps Nova Scotia blue and green technology companies get investment ready. GIT will receive $40,000 in non-dilutive, non-repayable funding to address key technical and business milestones. In addition to the funding, GIT will get access to a series of acceleration activities and resources.

The Blue Solutions Start-Up Challenge is a competition to build on the increasing ocean technology development across our region and to ignite the start-up community in Nova Scotia. As a round one winner of Blue Solutions, GIT will receive $10,000 in non-dilutive, non-repayable funding and will pitch for the chance for another $50,000 in January 2018.

“Participating in Innovacorp’s ocean acceleration programs will push our company forward,” said Mr. Algermozi. “We are very excited to put this funding into action to help us refine our innovations and build even stronger products.”

GIT’s winning entries were aimed at further developing it’s disruptive marine product, GrapheneCoat™. GrapheneCoat™ is an anti-biofouling marine coating which utilizes graphene to create a formula that works to protect ship hulls from corrosion and biofouling, helping to increase fuel efficiency and the longevity of boat hulls. By discouraging the growth of organisms, this innovative coating drastically improve the performance of a boat over its lifetime.

It’s worth noting that GIT was the only cross winner selected, having been selected as a recipient in both the ocean tech and clean tech acceleration programs.

GIT was also selected for an interview with CBC Nova Scotia reporter Paul Withers after the announcement event. The segment will air during the local news broadcast at 6:00pm (AST) on CBC Nova Scotia.

For the list of the other companies participating in Innovacorp’s ocean and clean technology programs, visit https://innovacorp.ca/news/ocean-and-clean-technology-program-participan…

About Graphite Innovation and Technologies

Graphite Innovation & Technologies (GIT) is a leading Canadian materials engineering firm focused on delivering disruptive uses for graphene and graphite ingredients.

Graphite Innovation & Technologies (GIT) Inc. works in partnership with its customers using its proprietary “bottom up” process for the production of high specification graphene. Graphite Innovation & Technologies (GIT) Inc. owns the intellectual property and know-how behind this process. We provide dispersion and product integration expertise, to deliver solutions for a wide range of applications.


GIT selected to present to investors at BlueTech PitchFest in San Diego

Over 25 of North America’s most innovative ocean technology startup companies have been selected to present in San Diego, California on November 10, 2017 — including Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT).

GIT co-founders Mo. Algermozi and Marciel Gaier will take to the stage to demonstrate their graphene products and showcase their offerings at the BlueTech PitchFest event. Featured in their presentation will be information about of their disruptive product GrapheneCoat™, a multi-functional coating designed for anti-corrosion and anti-fouling purposes specifically for marine applications (e.g. ships and boats of diverse sizes).

Twenty-six organizations are set to present at the BlueTech PitchFest event. GIT is the only representative selected from Canada to present. Pitches will be accompanied with additional time for Q&A from potential investors. Angel and impact investors, philanthropists, potential corporate partners and other SMEs are encouraged to attend.

The GIT team will also be attending several events during BlueTech Week in San Diego from November 6-11. Co-founders Mo. Algermozi and Marciel Gaier are interested in making new connections—from potential investors and clients to partners and new connections in the US market. If you are interested in meeting with our team, please email us at info@grapheneenterprise.ca to arrange.

GIT wins pitch at Global Marine Tech Entrepreneurship Competition

Graphite Innovation Technologies (GIT) was successful at the Global Marine Technology Entrepreneurship Competition in Halifax on October 24, 2017.

The competition, hosted by Shandong University, China and Qingdao City, China, serves as a pathway for entrepreneurs and teams to get access to Chinese capital and markets. The Halifax competition was one of ten held across the world, where regional companies pitched to the judges for entry into the market based on their value and contribution in Marine Science and Technology.

Graphite Innovation Technologies (GIT) is a leading Canadian materials engineering firm focused on delivering disruptive uses for graphene technologies. GIT works in partnership with its customers using its proprietary “bottom up” process for the production of high specification graphene. They provide dispersion and product integration expertise, to deliver solutions for a wide range of applications.

(With files from McInnes Cooper)