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BlueInvest

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.

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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 Events

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

 

Register for upcoming events:

 

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BlueInvest Readiness Assistance

BlueInvest Readiness Assistance is an exclusive coaching programme for high potential companies with innovative and sustainable solutions for the Blue Economy. 202 companies have received tailored Readiness Assistance.

Businesses and projects selected for the programme will receive coaching tailored to their readiness levels and business objectives. The programme is impact-driven, with a focus on providing business support to help companies build capacities for growth and attract investment.

NEW! Tailored Fundraising Assistance

20 mature businesses will be selected for tailored Investment Readiness Assistance level 2 and will be offered advisory services to secure private equity and venture capital finance by investors and investment-readiness experts. 

 

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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.

   

 

 

 

 

Capacity Building programme for BlueInvest Fund Managers

The blue economy sector has a potential that is estimated to reach

$3 trillion revenue and 200 million jobs globally by 2030. The programme will assist you in launching your blue economy dedicated fund, whether you are a BlueInvest Fund manager or another interested asset manager: 

  • Gain a better visibility over trends, business opportunities, market and profitability potential, positive contributions to net-zero targets and innovative technologies and exosystem, by signing up to the BlueInvest cycle of trainings.
  • Discover and engage with sustainable, profitable and impactful business opportunities in our oceans and seas, through the Capacity Building programme.

 

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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.

In 2020 the BlueInvest fund successfully deployed €75 million EFSI contribution plus €15 million from InnovFin Equity to a number of Venture Capital Funds, who will use these guarantees to invest up €300 million in the blue economy in the next 5 years, most of it in the EU.

These funds are:

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 open and you can contact us to find out more and to apply.


 

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  BlueInvest Day 2020 | Awards

 
           
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  BlueInvest Day 2021 | Awards

 
           
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  BlueInvest Day 2022 | Awards

 

           
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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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Last update: 08/04/21

Blue Economy Window 2019

The EASME-MARE virtual kick-off meeting for the winning projects of the 2019 EMFF Blue Economy Window (“BlueInvest grants”) call took place. 9 grants had been awarded

Start date: 27/10/2020 - 00:00
Last update: 28/10/20

BlueInvest grants - information day and opening of call

The aim is to bring to market new products, services and business models in blue economy value chains and develop sustainable and innovative blue growth in Europe's sea basins.

Start date: 24/11/2020 - 00:00
Last update: 10/09/20

Black Sea BlueInvest workshop 2 September 15:30

Virtual Regional Workshops aim to engage maritime stakeholders and organisations working in the areas of innovation, investment and entrepreneurship.

Start date: 02/09/2020 - 15:30
Last update: 28/08/20

BlueInvest Fund FAQs

Last update: 22/07/20

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

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