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With this initiative we hope that we better prepare our Blue Economy to do a new globalization of knowledge and know-how.
Ana Paula Vitorino, Minister of Sea, Republic of Portugal
An open innovation program connecting talented startups with key players in the sector to create a pioneering ecosystem of innovation and business acceleration for the Blue Economy sector.
The first edition focuses on Ports and Shipping 4.0.
Undersea Cloud Computing
Sea Traffic Management
IT for Green shipping
Ocean IoT & Sensors
IT for Energy Efficiency
Ports Automation & Robotization
IT for Propulsion and Power Generation
Big Data & Analytics
IT for Green Ports
Self-cleaning and Self-repairing Materials
The sea is a strategic asset for the country, especially in this fast-changing scenario that we are witnessing in international politics.
Vasco Rato, President of the Luso-American Development Foundation
It all starts with your online application and at each phase, we will assess the ﬁt between the startups and the program in order to invite those that can clearly beneﬁt the most from collaborating with the Bluetech Partners.
The top 40 scores will enter into an online pitch session and the best 20 startups will move forward.
The Top 20 startups will be invited to join the one-week Bootcamp beneﬁting from learning about business model innovation, startup methodologies and tools, get additional product validation, deﬁne the value proposition and a business case to present to the Partners. The best startups will have the opportunity to work together with one or more Partners in developing a pilot.
The 10 selected startups that are going to be part of the accelerator will enjoy 12-14 weeks of close collaboration with the Partners.
These startups will also benefit from the access to Partner’s collaborators and mentors in the program, together with Beta-i’s network.
This is D Day. All the ﬁnalist startups will be presenting their solutions. It will be a public event where you will ﬁnd potential investors, media, Partners and Beta-i representatives, among other invited guests from the Ports & Shipping industry.
A program to set you up with industry incumbents aiming the development of joint pilot-projects tailored to target the industry’s most defying challenges.
Ports & Shipping 4.0
Aquaculture & Fishing
Energy & Sustainability
The Bluetech accelerator’s focus is to motivate startup talent to create innovative solutions alongside blue economy companies.
Rúben Eiras, Director-General for Maritime Policy, Ministry of Sea
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