The BlueInvest Readiness Assistance Cycle 3 is currently accepting applications. The program is aimed at high potential start-ups and SMEs with innovative and sustainable products and solutions for the Blue Economy. Up to 200 businesses will be selected to receive coaching tailored specifically to their business objectives.
Each participant will be matched with a dedicated business coach, whom they will work with to develop a set of concrete business objectives. Participants will receive targeted assistance from their business coach, who will work with them to achieve their set objectives within a defined timeframe. The one-to-one coaching sessions will be conducted over a 3-month period, both in-person as well as digitally.
Participants will also benefit from additional training through participant-only sessions organised at the BlueInvest Academy, networking and B2B matchmaking sessions at the BlueInvest events.
Cycle 3 selection results will be announced in June.
To apply the companies will have to be relevant to the Blue Economy, registered in an EU Member State, and the majority owned by EU shareholders.
Applications will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
- Market potential
- Investment potential
- Sustainability and environmental impact
- Innovation of the product or solution
In addition, all candidates will receive a report with a brief analysis of their investment readiness.