Who are we looking for?

Blue Bio Value Acceleration is looking for early-stage impact ventures from around the world with projects that represent a business opportunity along the value chain of marine bioresources, including, but not limited to, biotechnology-based projects that tackle one of the following challenges:

Feeding a growing population & ensuring sustainable food systems

Enhancing health & well-being

Mitigation and adaptation to climate change

Addressing resource scarcity & preserving natural ecosystems and biodiversity

Empowering a circular bioeconomy growth model

Reducing plastic production & pollution

The programme targets aspiring and committed entrepreneurs with startups that comply with the following criteria:

  • Intentionally aiming to create positive impact in the marine world through the usage of sustainable and responsible sourcing and/or production methods; 
  • Established company prepared to enter the market or already in the market;
  • Having a fulltime team, with at least one of the co-founders working full time;
  • Projects with TRL 5 or superior that can demonstrate high potential to rapidly scale up to viable market applications. [TRL: Technology Readiness Level, read more about it here.]