Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Hull Design Efficiency Challenge

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Process

  • Stage 1 – Challenge launch and application intake

    July 31, 2019

    Interested applicants can apply online here. The deadline for applications is September 8, 2019.

  • Stage 2 – Up to 10 semi-finalists chosen from all applicants

    September 30, 2019

    Up to 10 applications will be selected as semi-finalists from all submissions. The semi-finalist designs will undergo computer simulation by the National Research Council’s Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering Research Centre in St. John’s NL from September 30, 2019 to December 31, 2019.
  • Stage 3 – Up to three finalists chosen from semi-finalists

    January 31, 2020

    Up to three finalists will be selected from the results of the computer simulation phase. The finalist designs will undergo scale model building and testing at the National Research Council’s Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering Research Centre in St. John’s NL from January 31, 2020 until June 30, 2020.
  • Grand Prize Winner selected

    by July 31, 2020

    The Grand Prize winner will be selected from among the finalists and announced by July 31, 2020.

See the Applicant Guide for more additional details.

Challenge details

Who can apply?

The Hull Design Efficiency Challenge is pan-Atlantic in scope and open to small and medium-sized businesses, other for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, Indigenous organizations and groups, and post-secondary/academic institutions registered to do business in Atlantic Canada.

Key dates

  • July 31, 2019: Stage 1 – Challenge launched and application intake begins
  • September 8, 2019: Application deadline
  • September 30, 2019: Stage 2 – Up to 10 semi-finalists selected
  • January 31, 2020: Stage 3 – Up to three finalists selected
  • By July 31, 2020: Grand Prize Winner selected