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WHAT IS START?
START is an Atlantic wide sustainable innovation pitch competition for anyone creating new value with bioresources. START is open to individuals, startups, and existing businesses who need support to develop their idea, to beta-test solutions, and to bring their idea to market. Five finalists have been selected to pitch during the Atlantic BIOCON 2020 Virtual Series on July 14 at 2PM AST. The winner will be taking home $25,000 and access to commercialization opportunities.
WHO ARE THE FINALISTS?
North Taste Flavourings (Website) – New Brunswick
North Taste Flavourings has developed innovative technologies and processes to transform large volumes of by-product bio-mass from marine resources into various value-added products. They are expanding their production processes and are expediting their growth.
Cultivated EcoSystems (Website) – Nova Scotia
Cultivated EcoSystems is a zero-waste model system that diverts green waste from local restaurants, agricultural, horticultural, and fishing industries to create a biologically dense, and established, in-soil ecosystem that is self-sustaining.
UnBound Chemicals (Website) – Newfoundland & Labrador
UnBound Chemicals has created technology to collect, sort, extract and remarket ingredients from the billions of unused pills that are discarded annually. UnBound has created an Artificial Intelligence-driven pill process and are now in phase 2 of expanding their research and partnering with commercial businesses.
Green Oil Solutions (Website) – Nova Scotia
Green Oil Solutions (Green Oil) is an eco filtration company that purifies hydraulic fluid and diesel fuel on marine vessels. Using biomass materials Green Oil is creating innovative filtration systems for the fishing and marine industry.
Clever Fruit Products (Website) – Nova Scotia
Clever Fruit Products is a functional food ingredients manufacturer targeting improved health outcomes. They are focused on providing health invoking products to improve cholesterol profiles and help people avoid the potential risk of heart attack and stroke.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
Use the link at the top and bottom of this page to register through the Zoom platform. You can add it to your calendar and on July 14, you’ll get a reminder email with the link just in case! Come watch these five finalists pitch their innovate ideas to our panel of judges.
Dear Seafood Community,
It is with great disappointment that we have to bring you the news that we will not be able to meet in person in 2020.
Due to ongoing health and safety issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become necessary to cancel the 2020 edition of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America that was re-scheduled to take place on September 22 -24, 2020 in Boston, MA, USA.
Despite some re-opening measures nationally and locally, there are still far too many uncertainties about the impact that COVID-19 will have on travel and mass gatherings this September. Accordingly, it is impossible to hold an event that would provide an experience our seafood community would find valuable.
The Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America team will reach out to you to answer your questions about what the cancellation of the 2020 edition means for you. We are excited to discuss with you the opportunities to continue to build business and reconnect with the seafood buying communities going forward and for the 2021 edition.
We thank everyone in the industry, our vendors, and partners for their continued support while navigating these difficult times. We are determined to provide a valuable and safe business platform for the industry, and we look forward to bringing the seafood community back together in Boston on March 14-16, 2021.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay well and healthy!
Liz PlizgaGroup Vice PresidentDiversified Communications
China is the World’s largest and fastest-growing seafood market. More than 33,000 seafood professionals from around the globe visit CFSE annually to forge relationships and expand their presence in this dynamic market. Contact Innovation PEI to join us at the 2020 CFSE.
Oceanology International is turning 50 as the world’s largest ocean technology exhibition and conference. New features, free interactive seminars and 500+ exhibitors will join the celebration in the only event that brings together the 3 key players in the industry: businesses, academics and government. With over 8,000 attendees targeted for 2020, it is a must-attend event for those involved in exploring, monitoring, developing or protecting the world’s oceans, from seabed to surface and beyond. Join us in London to discover game-changing innovations and solutions transforming the future of ocean technology.
FOODEX JAPAN is Asia’s largest exhibition dedicated to food and drink across Japan and the whole world. Over the 4 days of the exhibition, about 85,000 buyers from food service, distribution, and trading companies are expected to attend. Attention will be given to the expansion of business opportunities domestically and internationally upon the activation of the TPP.Numerous buyers will also be attending from abroad, and business talks will be held with domestic and international manufacturers.
Seafood Expo North America/ Seafood Processing North America is North America’s largest seafood exposition. Thousands of buyers and suppliers from around the world attend the annual, three-day exhibition to meet, network and do business. Attending buyers represent importers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, and other retail and foodservice companies. Exhibiting suppliers offer the newest seafood products, processing and packaging equipment, and services available in the seafood market.
A thriving economy has always depended on the health of its people. Today, new innovations in healthcare are helping people live better lives and improving patient outcomes while making the healthcare industry more affordable and improving efficiencies. From March 30 – April 3, 2020, you’re invited to Health Innovation Week, Canada’s largest gathering of health startups, investors and the health ecosystem. Hosted by MaRS and held across the Toronto region, Health Innovation Week allows participants to network, secure funding and learn from industry experts.