UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) and the Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE) in Nova Scotia signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen commercial and innovation ties.


Fall River, MA, November 30, 2016 — The lighting of the Boston Christmas tree, a gift each year from Nova Scotia, is a visible reminder of the strong relationship enjoyed between New England and Atlantic Canada. One sector that benefits significantly from these close ties is the ocean technology community.

Today, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) and the Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen commercial and innovation ties. The institutes have entered a partnership agreement to enable access to the CIE as well as the new Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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