The Ocean Outlook at H2O: Home to Overseas 2023 will be the fourth of this annual collaboration event focusing on strengthening public-private partnerships in ocean research, innovation, operations, knowledge transfer, IP commercialization and procurement, bringing attention to national challenges and helping to focus the path to their solutions. A strong government-industry partnership is a crucial part of delivering quality products and services to the government and to broadly benefit Canadians and Canadian industry, and for both communities the Ocean Outlook is intended to provide an invaluable networking opportunity to build relationships and form partnerships. For this year’s Ocean Outlook we are planning updates on Canadian innovation initiatives, including the Global Innovation Clusters program and Canada’s Ocean Supercluster, Innovative Solutions Canada, IDEaS (Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security), as well as departmental updates and B2G engagement opportunities. New this year, the H2O Ocean Outlook will include the National Marine Procurement Outlook, where participating departments—expected to include the Department of National Defence (DND), Department of Fisheries and Ocean (DFO) and Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), and Transport Canada (TC)—will provide an overview of upcoming procurements in areas such as small and large vessel construction, vessel repair, refit and life extension, in-service support and sustainment.
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