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BlueInvest aims to boost innovation and investment in sustainable technologies for the blue economy, by supporting readiness and access to finance for early-stage businesses, SMEs and scale-ups. It is enabled by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.

BlueInvest Key Figures

   

   

1064

Community Members

 

115

Companies completed the Readiness Assistance

 

50+

Companies that received Readiness Assistance have  been introduced to interested investors

 

 14 

Companies that received technical assistance have secured investment

 

97%

Satisfaction rate

 

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BlueInvest Community

Join the community to meet potential partners and investors, gain access to exclusive events, market intelligence and learning opportunities.

The community is open to entrepreneurs, investors, corporates and innovation stakeholders interested in the Blue Economy. Our content and activities are designed to help start-ups and SMEs with investment and growth prospects.

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BlueInvest Pipeline

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

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

Once you submit your application, the BlueInvest Team will assess your eligibility and set-up a dedicated profile on the European Maritime Forum.  The team will also contact you to share insight on how to enhance your project's profile and make the most out of your showcase page. 

   

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BlueInvest Readiness Assistance

Applications open for the final cycle – deadline 30 July 2021. An exclusive coaching programme for high potential start-ups and SMEs with innovative and sustainable products and solutions for the Blue Economy.

Businesses and projects selected for Investment Readiness Assistance will receive coaching packages tailored specifically to their readiness levels and business objectives. The programme is impact-driven, with a clear focus on providing business support to help startups and SMEs build capacities for growth and attract investment.

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BlueInvest Events

BlueInvest events are aimed at business impact. Events feature learning opportunities, knowledge exchange, networking and B2B matchmaking, in formats designed to transform business.

Click on the Events Calendar to view our upcoming events.

 

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BlueInvest Academy

The academy offers capacity-building courses, training events and exclusive webinars to accelerate businesses for investment, market access and international expansion.

BlueInvest Academy is open to members of the BlueInvest Community. Features include seminars on the latest industry developments and trends, sessions with market experts, talks and speed mentoring to help you with your go-to-market approach.

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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 Economy Window Call 2019 (EUR 22.5 Million) published on 21 November 2019 received 104 proposals. 29 SMEs were invited to pitch their proposals to an Investor Jury and 10 high-profile company projects were retained for funding.

The Blue Economy Window Call 2020 (EUR 20 Million) published 12 November 2020 closed on 16 February 2021 and is currently evaluating applications.

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BlueInvest Fund

The European Investment Fund, backed by the European Strategic Investment Fund, has earmarked finance for enterprises with innovative products and services that can help the blue economy deliver the EU's Green Deal priorities. The BlueInvest Fund is structured as an EFSI Equity Product to provide finance to funds that are wholly or partly targeting the blue economy or to individual enterprises backed by more general funds.

To date, the EIF has successfully deployed its targets for the Blue Economy, surpassing its original objective of EUR 75 million and paving the way for a scale up programme.

Five funds have transactions with the EIF related to the Blue Economy. Find out more about:

Contact us if you would like to get in touch.

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Become a BlueInvest Coach

BlueInvest Coaches are experienced, talented business coaches who are committed to helping maritime businesses get their most important work done to achieve their goals.

Applications to join the network of BlueInvest Coaches are now closed, but you can contact us to find out more.

 

 

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How you can benefit

 

Entrepreneurs

 

Access expertise, coaching,

relevant contacts, international

business networks and investors.

Get the right connections to the market

and move from strategy to execution.

Investors

 

Become a member of the Club of

Investors, access a tailored deal flow,

exclusive events and market intelligence.

Enhance your visibility through the

platform’s official channels.

Stakeholders & Coaches

 

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

Plug in to the community.

 

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The BlueInvest Fund - webinar

Introducing the BlueInvest Fund: Sustainable financing for the Blue Economy

Start date: 14/05/2020 - 00:00
Last update: 04/06/20

BlueInvest inuaugural e-pitching session in the time of coronavirus

allows investors to question the pitchers

Start date: 26/05/2020 - 17:00
Last update: 02/06/20

BlueInvest for national promotional banks and institutions

to discuss new opportunities for investment in the blue economy

Start date: 07/04/2020 - 10:30
Last update: 04/04/20

Applying for finance from BlueInvest Fund

Fund managers who are able to invest an amount at least equal to the amount drawn from the European Investment Fund in the blue economy may be eligible

Last update: 26/03/20

BlueInvest Corporate Days

BlueInvest Corporate Days   Bridging the gap between SMEs and large companies can prove to be a vital strategy for business acceleration and growth and for the development of mutually beneficial partnerships between innovative SMEs and corporates.

Last update: 04/03/20

BlueInvest 2020 - photo gallery

the event brought venture capitalists, banks, entrepreneurs, corporates, small businesses together to look at opportunities in the blue economy

Start date: 04/02/2020 - 00:00
Last update: 26/02/20

BlueInvest Events

The annual BlueInvest Day will bring together innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and enablers in the Blue Economy, with the objective of generating concrete business opportunities and visibility for your business.

Last update: 04/09/19

BlueInvest Readiness Assistance

The BlueInvest Readiness Assistance is for high potential start-ups and SMEs with innovative and sustainable products and solutions for the Blue Economy.

Last update: 30/08/19

Become a BlueInvest Coach

The applications to join the network of BlueInvest Coaches are currently closed. If you feel your profile is of key relevance, please do not hesitate to contact us at: blue-invest@lu.pwc.com

Last update: 29/08/19

Data Protection Notice for BlueInvest

BlueInvest is committed to user privacy.

Last update: 29/08/19

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