A fundraising assistance call for blue economy solutions
A new call of the Blue Invest initiative has been launched with the aim to support, through a fundraising assistance training, equity rounds closures for 20 European start-ups that offer innovative blue economy solutions.
According to the World Bank, the blue economy is the "sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and jobs while preserving the health of the ocean ecosystem." The European Commission defines it as "All economic activities related to oceans, seas and coasts.
In Commission's eyes, the approach to a sustainable blue economy in the EU will contribute to climate change mitigation by using offshore renewable energy and decarbonizing maritime transport; favouring circular economy in fishing and ship construction sectors; developing infrastructures with 0 impacts on the environment in order to preserve biodiversity and landscapes.