Covid-19 does not stop us from working to design a better future - Blue Bio Value accelerator is prepared to conduct a fully remote experience if needed to safeguard the well-being of startups, mentors and partners.

The Program

We believe in ideas as powerful as the ocean

Blue Bio Value is a business program dedicated to bringing ocean-based, sustainable solutions to a new, blue bioeconomy. We scale up marine biobased projects to global market applications in different industries, fostering science-based and biotech innovations, while helping to design a better world.


We believe that the answers to some of today’s greatest societal challenges can be found in the ocean. With the emergence of innovative industries based in marine bio-resources, we see a shift from the environmentally destructive maritime economies of the past, towards a sustainable blue economy. Blue Bio Value empowers ocean-based ideas and solutions to contribute to this new economic model. We seek unique, innovative projects that represent a business opportunity along the value chain of marine bioresources, including, but not limited to, biotechnology-based projects. 

Since its launch in 2018, Blue Bio Value has accelerated a total of 28 companies from 15 different nationalities. 2020 marks the 3rd edition of Blue Bio Value’s start-up accelerator program, and the 1st edition of its new Ideation Sprints, which aim to bridge the gap between academic research and the market.


We believe in ideas as powerful as the ocean and in transforming them into realities.

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


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