BioMarine Blue Innovation Challenge

Jul 11, 2019

The BioMarine Blue Innovation Challenge has just been launched!

Are you working on an innovative blue project or business concept? Are you ready to show your skills and present your work at the BioMarine Business Convention 2019?

Then this challenge is for you! This year, two projects/business ideas will have the chance to open the second day of the BioMarine Business Convention with an inspiring TED-like presentation to an audience full of industry representatives (CEOs, Directors), Investors, Government representatives and Researchers, from a wide array of backgrounds and countries. Are you up for the challenge? We know you are, so check below all about it and how to participate!


Who are we looking for

We are looking for inspiring leaders with projects/business ideas that aim to really make a difference in the Blue Bio Industry. This year we are giving priority to blue professionals working on:

  • Seagriculture of low trophic species
  • Marine ingredients or by-products for feed, nutrition, cosmetics, biomaterials or bioplastics
  • Developing services for marine environment monitoring, bioremediation, wastewater
  • Inventing the next generation of data mining tools for compiling the enormous amount of data collected every minute on the blue
  • Developing financing tools for SMEs and Cooperatives
  • Online education modules for training people in the field of seagriculture


How you can participate in 5 simple steps

Participation is open from now on until the 15th of September 2019

All steps in detail:

Step 1. Prepare a simple 2' pitch about your Project/Business Idea, recorded on your smartphone

Step 2. Register for free on the BioMarine Community

Step 3. Go to the "Circles and Groups" in the main tab, and select the "Blue Innovation Challenge" Group

Step 4. Upload your video on the "Media Center". Don't forget to name your file: PROMOTER NAME+PROJECT/BUSINESS IDEA NAME, this will be your code!

Step 5. Share and Invite as many people as possible to join the BioMarine Community for free and vote on your video by posting on the Group's Live Feed (insert your code and post it). To make it simple, just adapt and use the sentence below to share:

Register for free on the BioMarine Community ( ˃  Click on the "Circles and Groups" section of the main tab and then on the "Blue Innovation Challenge" Group  ˃ In the Live Feed, write my code and post it: [insert here the code for your video: PROMOTER NAME+PROJECT/BUSINESS IDEA NAME]


What you can win

Each of the two most voted videos will win 1 full year of Exclusive Membership on the BioMarine Community, which includes:

 ✓ 1 full pass for the 2019 BioMarine Business Convention (4 and 5 November, Cascais, Portugal)

The chance to do 1 TED-like presentation on the BioMarine Convention (5 November)

All unlocked features on the BioMarine Community (e.g. ability to contact all members directly)

Full support from BioMarine, through international pitching of your Project/Business idea to key partners


The selection process

From now on until the 30th of September 2019

The selection process will be done in two phases:

Phase 1. Voting by the BioMarine Community Members (50%) - From now on until the 15th of September 2019

Phase 2. Voting by a jury composed by blue experts, appointed by BioMarine (50%) - Until 15th to 30th of September 2019


The results publication

On the 3rd of October 2019

The final results of the Challenge will be published on the BioMarine Community and communicated directly to both winners, so you have one full month to prepare for the blue event of the year!


Comment bellow all your doubts and we will answer shortly after!


Good luck and best in Blue,

The BioMarine Team.

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