Blue Bio Value © 2019

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2019 Edition
 

About the Program

We believe in ideas as powerful as the ocean. We believe in transforming them into realities. We believe in blue beginnings. We believe in you.

Blue Bio Value is a business accelerator program dedicated to the blue bioeconomy and we want you to be a part of it. We scale up marine biobased solutions to global market applications in different industries, resorting to science-based and biotech innovations, while helping to tackle important societal challenges.

 

We believe that new, innovative marine bio resources industries are emerging, changing the old maritime economies of the past into a new paradigm of a natural resources friendly blue economy. This economy will be critical to the sustainability of the oceans and seas, preserving them for the next generations and this program is a contribution to accelerate its development. We are seeking innovative projects that represent a business opportunity along the value chain of marine bioresources, including, but not limited to, biotechnology based projects. 

 

Come and join us in Portugal to launch your solution to the world! 

 

We are looking for applications from across the globe to join us in the mission to accelerate the transition to a global and sustainable blue bioeconomy while promoting a productive and healthy ocean.

OUR AMBITION

We believe the blue bio economy will have a leading role tackling some of the most critical societal challenges the planet is facing by contributing to positive impact solutions in several areas. The 2019 edition is looking for ocean-based solutions in the areas of:

Feeding a growing population & ensuring sustainable food systems

Enhancing health &

well-being

Mitigation and adaptation to climate change

The Blue Bio Value is supporting the transition of global industries to a sustainable path, such as:

  • Food and Beverages 

  • Agriculture, Fishery and Aquaculture

  • Textiles, Apparel and Footwear

  • Healthcare and Well-Being 

  • Paper and Pulp

  • Automotive Industry

  • Construction and Other Industrial Sectors

You are welcome to present other ocean-based ideas or technologies that demonstrate positive impact on society

Adressing resource  scarcity & preserving natural ecosystems and biodiversity

Empowering a circular bioeconomy growth model

Reducing plastic production & pollution

Program Timeline

The Blue Bio Value Acceleration Program will have a duration of 5 weeks between October and November.

 

During this period, the BBV program will help you validate your technology, identify key customer segments, develop a profitable and sustainable business model, build customer relationships, be prepared for fundraising and for investor meetings and take your marine bio products to market. Also, you will acquire several business and soft skills which are key for success.

 

You will also gain access to a unique network of mentors, partners, potential clients and investors.

AGENDA

Mar 21st

Call Open

Jun 21st

Call Closed

Oct 8th - 31st

Bootcamps

Nov 6th

Final Pitch Day

LOCATIONS

Check the bootcamps' locations:

 

WHAT TO EXPECT?

What do startups get from the program?

ACCELERATION

We will help you define your market strategy, guiding you towards your product-market-fit. 

TALKS

Workshops, talks, and weekly discussions on relevant topics, designed to help you and to support the different stages of your startup.

MENTORSHIP

You will find a roster of amazing international mentors ranging from executives and startup founders to investors who will give you support along the way.

PERKS

The program comprises a set of benefits that will help you along the process that will make your project a success.

PRIZES

The program will award the best startup or startups on the Final Pitch Day.

FOLLOW UP

After the program we will still be there for you.

 
 

Startup Application Guideline

The Blue Bio Value program wants to attract aspiring and committed entrepreneurs that are able to develop commercially viable projects along the value chain of marine bioresources.

 

We are looking for Startups at prototype or launch stages or above, TRL 5-7, SMEs aiming to develop a new product line, and/or teams with projects that can demonstrate high potential to rapidly scale up to viable market applications.

 

We require a team of at least two and a maximum of four people who must be ready to move to Portugal for these 5 weeks with completely full dedication and commitment to the bootcamps, deliverables, mentorship sessions, events and fieldtrips.

 

When assessing the overall potential of your startup, we focus on the quality of your team and background, the potential of your technology, your business model and strategy, as well as the size and accessibility of your market. Also, all products or services accelerated by Blue Bio Value must ensure sustainable use of the ocean.

Why Portugal?

Political Aspects

  • Public policies and local authorities focused on Blue Growth

  • Public and governmental support and incentives for the Blue Economy

 

Dimension

  • Biggest maritime area in the EU

  • Extensive coast line and 2 Atlantic archipelagos

 

Biodiversity

  • Seamounts with rich marine biodiversity

  • Deep sea coral reefs

Abundance of Raw Materials

  • World's third largest consumer of seafood per capita

  • Developed fish processing industry 

 

R&D

  • More than 50 scientific centres of marine research

  • Experience in marine biotechnology for investigation purposes

 

Why Portugal?

Political aspects

  • Public policies and local authorities focused on Blue Growth

  • Public and governmental support and incentives for the Blue Economy

 

Dimension

  • Biggest maritime area in the EU

  • Extensive coast line and 2 Atlantic archipelagos

 

Biodiversity

  • Seamounts with rich marine biodiversity

  • Deep sea coral reefs

 

Abundance of raw materials

  • World's third largest consumer of seafood per capita

  • Developed fish processing industry 

 

R&D

  • More than 50 scientific centres of marine research

  • Experience in marine biotechnology for investigation purposes

 
 

Mentors

More mentors to be confirmed in the next few weeks!

Partners

Blue Bio Value is an acceleration program promoted by Oceano Azul Foundation and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in collaboration with Fábrica de Startups, Bluebio Alliance and Faber Ventures.

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