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Accelerating Blue Innovation in Europe: OPEN CALL FOR STARTUPS!

Application Deadline: 30 September 2021

The Acceleration Services program is fully tailored for you. It’s a deep dive into the European Blue Innovation ecosystem. Connecting you to other startups, scale-ups, SMEs and ports.
Of course, that’s not all. There are 9 months packed with workshops based on both accelerating your business and your collaborations within the sector. We’ll connect you to relevant mentors and experts, and you are invited to pitch in front of relevant investors.

The Atlantic Smart Ports Blue Acceleration Network (AspBAN) is a project that has been awarded funding by the European Union. Focused on developing a dynamic acceleration platform, AspBAN helps EU Atlantic ports work as blue economy hubs.
By becoming the main playground for the development of new blue businesses, EU Atlantic Ports have the opportunity to diversify their revenue sources and work towards a sustainable ocean economy.
Ports are one of the primary interfaces with the ocean, which means they will play a strategic role as launchpads for a new generation of blue companies.


The program is open for startups that want to be active within the European blue innovation ecosystem.
If you:
  • Have – at least – a prototype ready
  • Ready to raise money – ideally just until series A
This program is focused on strengthening innovation in the European blue economy. It will be open for startups that are both able and willing to implement their solutions in AspBAN’s focus countries – this will be part of the selection criteria.


Joining this program means taking a deep dive into the blue tech ecosystem. It will involve sharing specific knowledge while connecting the participating startups to relevant investors, like-minded people and mentors to accelerate their businesses. 
You will have the chance to: 
  • Gain exposure towards relevant partners  
  • Build strong and lasting relationships
  • Grow your network
  • Receive investment opportunities
  • Work with experts in the area both on business level and industry level
  • Access to Perks

Official Website: Accelerating Blue Innovation in Europe: OPEN CALL FOR STARTUPS!



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