Sherbrooke, March 2nd 2023 — Oneka Technologies, a leader in the development of wave-powered desalination solutions, recently signed a lease at the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. This move expands Oneka’s presence in the Atlantic region and strengthens its commitment to providing innovative and sustainable desalination solutions. With an office at COVE, Oneka will join the ocean innovation community, and this will open many doors for collaboration with companies working in the ocean economy. Oneka will also leverage the resources of COVE to explore new business opportunities and partnerships in the ocean technology sector.
“We are proud to have Oneka Technologies establish an Atlantic Canada office at COVE and join our growing hub of companies propelling Canada’s ocean technology sector,” said Melanie Nadeau, CEO of COVE. “Joining COVE’s global high-tech innovation hub builds a strong business development presence in Atlantic Canada for Oneka Technologies to advance its sustainable ocean technology. We look forward to Oneka Technologies collaborating with COVE resident companies to grow Canada’s marine sector and find opportunities with international markets.”
Nova Scotia is a strategic location for any Canadian company working in the marine environment. First, the province offers great seaport infrastructure, providing easy access to the Atlantic Ocean for marine technology companies, such as Oneka. In fact, over the past few years, Oneka has tested its solution to take advantage of the extreme wave conditions.
Furthermore, Nova Scotia has a growing tech industry, making it an attractive location for environmentally friendly marine technology companies. There is a growing number of startups and established companies focused on developing and implementing sustainable technologies, which can provide a supportive ecosystem for collaboration, innovation, and growth.
The province is also home to several universities and colleges, including Dalhousie University, which has a strong reputation for marine research. This means that Nova Scotia has a pool of highly skilled graduates with expertise in areas such as oceanography, marine biology, and engineering that are critical to marine technology development. Having talent willing to join our mission to make the oceans a sustainable and affordable source of fresh water will be key.
“We are excited to establish a presence at COVE and expand our network of collaborators. This strategic move is one of many steps that Oneka is taking to leverage what Nova Scotia can offer to accelerate our growth. Stay tuned!“ said Dragan Tutic, Founder & CEO of Oneka Technologies.
About Oneka Technologies
Oneka Technologies is a Canadian company working in the water technology sector, with a growing international presence with projects in Canada, the United States, and Chile. Its mission is to make the oceans a sustainable and affordable source of freshwater. Founded in Sherbrooke, Quebec in 2015, the company employs more than 25 employees and has operations in Florida, Chile and soon, in Nova Scotia.
COVE is a world-leading innovation centre and global tech hub with a mission to create the world’s next commercial and revolutionary tech advances. With wharves, machine shops, in-water labs, co-working space, programming, and access to talent, it’s the only place that has everything a marine tech company needs to grow and where new ventures prosper. COVE brings people, ideas, industry and research together to enable their community and members to develop new products and services. COVE’s founding partner is Irving Shipbuilding Inc. (ISI) under the National Shipbuilding Strategy Value Proposition.
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