Free electrons 2021

Free Electrons is an energy innovation program that has kicked off its 2021 edition by calling worldwide startups to submit their innovation proposals, the deadline is March 29. The platform enters its fifth edition backed by proven results over time in terms of pilots (+10M USD, and increasing), commercial rolloutsContinue Reading


Fuelsave is one of the projects that are being funded under the Blue economy window call (EMFF-BEW-2019). Shipping accounts for 2.5% of global GHG emissions which, under business-as-usual, will grow by 250% by 2050. With over half of today’s ships continuing to operate beyond 2030, retrofit solutions are urgently needed toContinue Reading


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


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 acceleratorContinue Reading


PierNext is a digital knowledge hub spearheaded by Port of Barcelona to report on the innovation that is transforming logistics and international trade, with a particular emphasis on ports and maritime trade. It has recently published “4 social trends, the key to ports in 2040“, as a result of aContinue Reading

Clean Maritime call winners

Maritime Research and Innovation UK (MarRI-UK) has announced the winners of the Clean Maritime Call, an initiative supported by the Department for Transport (DfT). £1.4m has been awarded to 10 organisations. The grants will help find innovative ways to develop technology to assist the UK’s transition to a future ofContinue Reading

3d printed coral

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 ofContinue Reading