Welcome to InnovateUK Edge

Register for the latest programmes

Innovate UK EDGE is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s deep investment in the pioneering businesses that drive economic growth. It is a publicly-funded service available to all high potential small to medium sized innovation-driven companies, supporting those building scalable businesses to achieve their goals, in every sector and from seed to scale stage. Innovate UK EDGE work closely with leadership teams to create the conditions for each business to succeed and bring the benefits of their innovation to national and international audiences, and since 2015 have been empowering clients to grow and scale their businesses through actionable advice, access to vital resources and opportunities to enhance their abilities. Innovation and growth specialists are at the centre of the service. Each client engagement results in a bespoke strategy, but common priorities include exploiting business innovation, sourcing and funding finance, and opening new markets. www.innovateukedge.ukri.org


The Global Team

Martin Lucy

Martin Lucy

Senior Project Manager

martin.lucy@innovateukedge.ukri.org www.innovateukedge.ukri.org CU Services Ltd, Coventry University, The TechnoCentre, Puma Way, Coventry, CV1 2TT, UK

Julie Coles

Julie Coles

Project Manager

Leading on Global Business Innovation Programme Ocean Technology Canada. julie.coles@innovateukedge.ukri.org www.innovateukedge.ukri.org CU Services Ltd, Coventry University, The TechnoCentre, Puma Way, Coventry, CV1 2TT, UK

Catherine Colby-Johnson

Catherine Colby-Johnson

Project Manager

Leading on the Global Incubator Programme Ocean Scaleup Accelerator COVE Halifax Canada Catherine.johnson@innovateukedge.ukri.org www.innovateukedge.ukri.org CU Services Ltd, Coventry University, The TechnoCentre, Puma Way, Coventry, CV1 2TT, UK

Supporting Partners

COVE Halifax Canada

COVE is a high-tech innovation hub for the global marine sector. Through our programs and services, we bring together people, ideas, industry, and research to enable our community and members to drive innovation and propel Canada’s marine technology. As part of its programming, COVE fosters the development of an engaged workforce for the marine sector to meet today’s and future needs and takes advantage of both on and offshore shared infrastructure to enable companies to commercialize their products and reach international markets. COVE is a catalyst for creating the world’s next practical, commercial, and revolutionary marine tech advances. COVE’s founding partner is Irving Shipbuilding Inc. (ISI) under the National Shipbuilding Strategy Value Proposition. To learn more about COVE, visit www.coveocean.com.

Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia (OTCNS)

The Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia (OTCNS) is an industry association representing the ocean technology and industry sector in Nova Scotia. The mandate of the Council is to advance economic opportunities for Nova Scotia’s ocean technology companies. Ocean Technology in this instance is being defined as marine related technologies that cross a number of classical vertical industry sectors like defence, marine renewable energy, offshore oil and gas, ocean observation technologies etc. OTCNS acts as a facilitator, linking members to each other and to government partners. Our purpose is to identify, promote and support the development of opportunities for our member companies and to the sector as a whole. We accomplish this through member activities, learning sessions, workforce retention and training activities, supplier development events, strategic advocacy with respect to domestic and international supply chain opportunities, innovation and productivity improvement. In addition OTCNS actively promotes Ocean Technology related careers as a career choice for Nova Scotia youth by engaging with primary, secondary, tertiary educational institutions, appropriate NGO and Government partners and stakeholders. Our members are comprised of dynamic, export-driven small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) delivering world-class advanced technologies and services.

Ocean Advance - Newfoundland and Labrador Canada

The Newfoundland and Labrador Ocean Technology sector is comprised of companies, institutions, and organizations dedicated to ocean and marine-related technology, education, training, research and development, promotion, delivery and application. The technology is used to deliver solutions and generate efficiencies through safe and sustainable exploration, development, monitoring and use of ocean resources. In Newfoundland and Labrador, world-renowned institutions, companies, industry associations and cluster organizations are engaged in providing solutions for offshore energy development, fisheries and aquaculture, ocean observation and monitoring, transportation, climate change adaptation, marine recreation and tourism, and defence and security. Newfoundland and Labrador is the world’s real-time cold ocean laboratory, strategically positioned along the path to the Arctic.

COVE image
COVE COVE brings together people, ideas and opportunities; and champions the commercialization of marine technology
OTCNS image
Ocean Advance - Newfoundland and Labrador Canada image
Ocean Advance - Newfoundland and Labrador Canada

Innovate UK EDGE
Ellen Terry Building
Coventry University
5 Whitefriars St
Coventry CV1 2DS

+44(0)24 7765 7688