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Accelerator Europe Mentoring

BlueInvest readiness assistance program cycle 4 deadline

The BlueInvest readiness assistance program is currently in its 4th cycle. Participants to the programme will receive feedback on their investment readiness level and a proposed coaching package. These are the benefits of participating in the program: Each participant will be matched with a dedicated business coach, whom they will work with to develop a

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Europe Funds Investors

Blue Economy initiative to stimulate investment

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. The Addendum to the indicative Annex

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Incubator North America

SeaAhead and New England Aquarium launch BlueSwell Incubator Program

The BlueSwell Incubator Program focuses on bridging the gaps between innovators, ocean experts, industries and the venture community. The program is searching for bluetech founders that are at the beginning of their innovation journey, with a focus on those having only received R&D grants/funding, and having taken in little-to-no outside capital. In the selection process,

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Entrepreneurship Europe Other Ports Startups

The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) has launched two calls

In line with the EU’s Green Deal, the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) just launched two calls aimed at advancing clean, circular blue economy, preserving as well as protecting biodiversity and marine habitats. 1. EMFF-APC-2020 – Cross-sectoral development of innovative port clusters in the Atlantic: Developing a blue accelerator scheme for Atlantic ports Ports

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Aquaculture & Fisheries Biotechnology Environmental Europe Ocean energy

3D printed coral to help energy production and coral reefs

Cambridge University and University of California San Diego researchers have 3D printed coral structures and used them as incubators for algae growth. They tested various types of microalgae and found growth rates were 100x higher than in standard liquid growth mediums. These 3D printed coral-inspired structures that are capable of growing dense populations of microscopic

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Startups Europe Investors North America Ocean energy Other Region

PERSEO, Iberdrola’s Startup Challenge

Through PERSEO, Iberdrola can provide startups, particularly in Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States, with its investor support and expertise, its base of 30 million supply points and its more than 52 GW of installed capacity. In this way, it contributes to developing and boosting an innovative corporate fabric in the energy sector.

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UNITED’s ocean multi-use solutions

EU-Project UNITED (multi-Use platforms and co-locatioN pilots boosting cost-effecTive, and Eco-friendly and sustainable production in marine environments) focuses on ocean multi-use. The project will run from 2020 until 2023 and provide evidence for the viability of ocean multi-use through the development of five demonstration pilots in the real European marine environment. UNITED will: Address current

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Startups Asia Other Shipping

Spire Maritime announces revenue growth and expansion into Asia

Spire Global, a global data service provider and leader AIS data solutions and weather forecasting, announced the year-over-year results for its maritime business unit. Spire Maritime expanded into Asia and celebrated a four-fold increase in bookings in 2019. It continued to build on its successes after launching in January 2019 offering its first weather product

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