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The OFI Seed Fund supports ocean-related projects that offer high potential for innovation success but need small amounts of funding to help them move forward — and grow.  

The Round 5 Seed Fund Call runs from August 20 to October 31, 2020.  

OFI is partnering with Innovacorp, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada(NSERC) and Mitacs in Round 5 of the OFI Seed Funds

***NEW***Applications are now open to University of New Brunswick


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Seed Fund recipients: helping ideas grow

Since 2018, the OFI Seed Fund has provided 65 projects with financial support helping to advance innovative ideas in research, commercial and social concepts relating to the ocean in such areas as engineering, biology, aquaculture, environment and earth sciences.

What past recipients say about the Seed Fund:

I appreciated the flexibility of the Seed Fund program, not tied to any particular outcome, just pure, fundamental science
Great opportunity for projects that have large potential but no opportunity to be funded by traditional institution

Read an Ocean Literacy Seed Fund Success Story here.

1st Round Projects

2nd Round Projects

3rd Round Projects

4th Round Projects