Meet our Winners

The 2nd edition of Blue Bio Value Ideation Program took place online in December 2020 (9th, 10th and 11th) at the University of the Azores.

25 Participants were selected and 5 projects were created.

After 2,5 days of intense work 3 projects were selected as winners on the Final Pitch Ceremony: Azores Shrimp, Begs & Bags and Rare Earth Elements and Lithium.

The 3 teams won remote mentorship sessions with Bluebio Alliance and 4 workshops with Fábrica de Startups to consolidate their business idea and to support them on the validation of their business model that should be achieved in the end of this period. During this period, winners will also have the organization support to prepare their applications for the next level: the Blue Bio Value Acceleration Program edition in 2021.

2020 Edition


Joana Ávila.jfif

Begs & Bags

Participating in the Blue Bio Value Ideation Azores was one of the best experiences while developing the brand Begs & Bags, exceeding my expectations for this program.

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Azores Shrimp

Participating in the Blue Bio Value Ideation Azores 2020 was a very fulfilling experience, both in terms of meeting new people in the marine sector as well as gathering important and useful knowledge.

José Maria Pinheiro Torres.jfif

Rare Earth Elements and Lithium

No doubt an overwhelming experience! We can "measure" an idea and see if it works as a business. The event is organized with great skill and very committed and helpful members.


Azores Shrimp

For better of worse, they really drill you on the basics and make sure you re-focus on your core business idea.


Blue Bio Value Ideation in Azores is an initiative and collaboration between Blue Bio Value promoters with Blue Azores and University of the Azores.

Blue Azores is a partnership between the Regional Government of the Azores, the Oceano Azul Foundation and the Waitt Institute. The program intends to protect, promote, and value the blue natural capital of the Azores archipelago, by focusing on the conservation and sustainable use of resources, involving education, economy and fisheries management, together with local, regional, national and international partners.


Covid-19 does not stop us from working to design a better future - Blue Bio Value Ideation Program is prepared to conduct a fully remote experience to safeguard the well-being of participants, trainers and partners.
The program will be held in English.