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The BlueInvest platform supports investment readiness and access to finance for early-stage businesses, SMEs and scale-ups in the blue economy.


BlueInvest Community

Join to access the networks and shared resources of the BlueInvest Online Community

Entrepreneurs, investors, corporates and innovation stakeholders can plug in to the Blue ecosystem. The community has a defined purpose: serve the ecosystem with relevant content and activities and help SMEs in the sector to access investment and growth opportunities.

The community features proactive business-to-investor matchmaking, links to relevant accelerators, incubators, clusters and business networks, an online academy, targeted events, coaching to selected SMEs and links to additional features.


BlueInvest Academy

Community members will be able to have online access to industry developments and trends, market insights, exclusive webinars and information on how to grow a business by improving investment readiness and seizing market opportunities.


BlueInvest Events

Join the next Blue Invest Day and sign up to our regional thematic workshops.

The annual Blue Invest Days bring together innovators, blue economy businesses and the finance/investment community, with the objective of turning projects into business opportunities. This is the place to be to connect with captains of industry, impact investors and high-level representatives from government and the public sector.

Regional thematic workshops will be organised across Europe. Workshops will have a strong matchmaking element, and will be tied to assisting entrepreneurs with growing their business and improving their investment readiness.


BlueInvest Business Support

Real impact-driven investment readiness assistance and business support services that will prepare startups and SMEs to attract private investment.

Selected startups and SMEs will receive coaching packages tailored specifically to their readiness levels and objectives.


BlueInvest Grants

The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) supports the development of innovative services and technologies and awards grants to market- and investment-ready SMEs with innovative products, technologies and services for the blue economy. The Blue Invest platform will support the EMFF calls for proposals.


Blue Economy Investment Fund

A Blue Economy Investment Fund will soon be launched. Watch this space!


BlueInvest Project Pipeline

See our showcase of innovative projects and entrepreneurs who are shaping the Blue Economy.

Projects will consist of innovative and scalable business ventures from traditional and emerging sectors of the maritime economy.

How you can benefit




Access to expertise, relevant contacts, expanded international business networks and enhanced investment potential.

Get the right connections to the market and move from strategy to execution.



Access to relevant deal flow, high potential portfolio candidates and an investors’ community of interests.

Be in-the-know on meaningful developments and get the chance to shape the industry.

Accelerators, clusters and other stakeholders

Real connections to business, markets and investors, knowledge exchange and support to ecosystem building.

Plug in to the community and create better channels of support for your members and industries.

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