THE INITIATIVE

The Ocean Holyrood Initiative (OHI) is an initiative of the Town of Holyrood which promotes the ocean sector in Newfoundland and Labrador. Through the collaboration of strategic partners, the OHI has established a cold ocean research and innovation hub which allows companies and institutions to complete research, analyze data, and develop products to further enhance the global ocean industry. 

The primary goal of the OHI is to enable those engaged in ocean-related activities to have access to cold, clean water in order to develop technologies and techniques that positively affect the ocean sector.

The Ocean Holyrood Initiative (OHI) is an initiative of the Town of Holyrood which promotes the ocean sector in Newfoundland and Labrador. Through the collaboration of strategic partners, the OHI has established a cold ocean research and innovation hub which allows companies and institutions to complete research, analyze data, and develop products to further enhance the global ocean industry. 

The primary goal of the OHI is to enable those engaged in ocean-related activities to have access to cold, clean water in order to develop technologies and techniques that positively affect the ocean sector.

With four distinct development assets, the OHI is designed to help researchers and businesses with a variety of activities: 

The Stores at Holyrood is 20+ acre commercial development strategically located at the heart of town. Characterized by shops, facilities, and other aspects of commerce which are essential to a thriving entrepreneurial community. The Stores at Holyrood is accepting tenants and has a space selected especially for you.

The Blue Ocean Innovation Valley is everything an expanding industrial businesses requires. Explore 1,000+ acres of prime land for industrial facilities, lay down spaces, warehousing, fabrication, and manufacturing. The industrial park is strategically located for easy access to development sites such as Bull Arm, St. John’s, and Argentia; these tactical locations are just 30-60 minutes via the Trans-Canada Highway.

At the BeachHead Innovation Centre your determination to succeed is rivalled only by our desire to help you make it happen. Join inspired technology entrepreneurs currently receiving prime office space, as well as world-class support services from industry-leading experts. We understand that your ideas and ambitions are entirely unique, and we approach each start-up with customized support. 
Go deep and grasp an ocean of opportunity through Oceana, the Cold Oceans Research & Innovation Hub that leverages a partnership between the Town of Holyrood and the Marine Institute. Together they have worked to form a unique cluster of ocean-focused research and enterprise complete with world-class facilities.

Development Assets

MARKET LOCATION

Located on Canada’s east coast, Holyrood is the ideal location for all ocean-related industries. With access to some of the coldest waters in the world, a pristine harbour with world-class research facilities, and ample land available for development, Holyrood is the place to be.

INNOVATION

A coastal community with large city potential, Holyrood is a place where business, research, people, and opportunity connect to build a sustainable ocean industry. It’s an ecosystem built for innovation.

LABOUR FORCE

Holyrood boasts a talent pool that is skilled, diverse, deep, and motivated to be part of something special. More than 60% of the workforce holds a post-secondary degree or certificate. 

LIFESTYLE

Every year, Holyrood welcomes families, workers, and businesses to the area, who fall in love with the salt air and supportive community. With its big-city potential and small-town feel, Holyrood promotes research and industry, in a relaxed environment.

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Holyrood, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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