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
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.
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.
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…