The Program

The Ideation Sprints will contribute to the creation of new solutions for the blue economy, reducing the gap between academic knowledge and the market.


Our national scenario is full of investigation projects and investigators but with a few startups created in this area. We pretend to take these projects further by helping them become real products in the market. 


These Ideation Sprints can be the first step to participate in our Blue Bio Value Business Acceleration Program, that will be held in Portugal in the second half of 2020.

Our ambition


Identify the challenges of the blue economy and facilitate the creation of multidisciplinary teams.


Approach real challenges and develop innovative solutions that will answer that specific challenge


Offer the specific tools for a perfect transfer of knowledge of the blue economy sector to the market.

Participants Profile

This is a national program for students, investigators, professionals and entrepreneurs interested in contributing to the development of innovative solutions within the blue economy sector.


This open innovation program is supported by FastIdea methodology by Fábrica de Startups, which has been applied with success in Ideation Programs, since 2012, through a set of practices and exercises that take participants from initial challenges to new business solutions.

How it works

Fast Idea Bootcamps



The program is composed by three bootcamps of two and a half days (20 working hours). 



Helps the creation of success solutions with potential reducing the risks typically associated to the creation of a new business.



The program is composed by a set of exercises that promote the generation of more and better business ideas.



Each team will have the access to all the program materials all in one place - the Startup Box developed exclusively by Fábrica de Startups.


Bootcamp #1

Intro + Challenges and Teams Creation

Bootcamp #2

Problems and Solutions

Bootcamp #3

Final Pitch Day

Timeline and Locations


13 . 14 . 15



Info Soon

More info to be confirmed in the next few weeks!