blue-economy-initiative

The European Commission (EC) and the EIF (European Investment Fund) have been making available additional resources through initiatives under the EFSI (European Fund for Strategic Investments) Equity Instrument and InnovFin Equity to further support innovations in the fields of artificial intelligence, blockchain, space technology, impact investing and blue economy. TheContinue Reading

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DNV GL has launched a venture fund in response to the challenges of the “decade of transformations,” which will be defined by the energy transition and the fourth industrial revolution. DNV GL Ventures will build a portfolio of between 15-20 startups in the next four years, taking stakes of upContinue Reading

Australia to invest 100 M$ into ocean impact ventures

The Ocean Impact Organization is a non-profit organisation that is building a multi-disciplinary ecosystem of founders, startups, SME’s, marine experts, business mentors, industry partners, corporates, research institutions, marine organisations, media organisations, not-for-profit partners, investors and philanthropists. They all have the aim to ensure the long term sustainability of the ocean,Continue Reading

canada helps its maritime startups

Three Nova Scotia-based organizations announced they are undertaking new projects to further the momentum in the ocean sector, bring new employment to the Greater Halifax area and strengthen Canada’s position as a global leader in sustainable ocean practices. The work undertaken by DeNova Inc., the Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE)Continue Reading

Ocean-Innovation-Challenge

UNDP (United Nations Development Program) launches a new call to action— Ocean Innovation Challenge (OIC) to accelerate progress on SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) 14 targets. The OIC seeks innovations that are transferable, replicable and scalable. The Challenge grants range from $50,000 to $250,000. Recognizing the increasing urgency of tackling ocean pollution, particularly fromContinue Reading