The time has come for us to fundamentally change our economies. It is imperative that we, as a society, move away from our current model of a linear, fossil fuel extractive economy to a new blue, sustainable and circular economic model. It is our firm belief that the answer for this challenge is to be found in the ocean. Namely, in blue biotechnology, which is positioned to play an important role in this paradigm shifting economic transition.
In this context, the Oceano Azul Foundation and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, together with partners Bluebio Alliance and Maze Impact, invite you to participate in the Blue Bio Value Acceleration Final Pitch event via livestream, on November 25th, at 15:00 (Lisbon time). To watch live, through the ZOOM platform, please fill out the registration form.
The Blue Bio Value program results from a shared vision by the Oceano Azul Foundation and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation: to move towards a new development model that decouples economic growth from the degradation of natural resources. By way of its programs, Blue Bio Value supports the development of ocean solutions from idea and creation to scaling up startups.
The Acceleration program seeks to scale sustainable blue bio-based startups. Since 2018, 59 startups from 19 different countries have been accelerated. In this 4th edition of Blue Bio Value Acceleration, a total of 17 ocean driven startups from 10 countries were equipped with the capital, skills and networking opportunities needed to attract investment, scale their ideas and maximize their impact on the market. On the 25th of November the startups will present their final pitches and the winners will be announced.
Join us in this mission to accelerate the transition to a global, sustainable blue bioeconomy and promote a healthy and productive ocean for everyone.