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Open Call for Startups

It is now possible for startups to apply for accelerator services through Atlantic Smart Ports Blue Acceleration Network (AspBAN).

The Acceleration Services programme is fully tailored for each company. It’s a deep dive into the European Blue Innovation ecosystem. Connecting you to other startups, scale-ups, SMEs and ports.

Join webinar AspBAN Acceleration Programme for Startups 7 September, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (CEST).

Moreover, there are 9 months packed with workshops based on both accelerating your business and your collaborations within the sector whcih will connect you to relevant mentors and experts, and you are invited to pitch in front of relevant investors.

Feel free to contact EU Advisor in GCE Ocean Technology Karianne Kojen Andersen if you have any questions or want to know more.

The application deadline is 30 September 2021, and the accelerator services will be rolled out in the period November 2021-July 2022.

Read more and apply

The AspBAN Mission

The AspBAN project aims to deploy a representative and diverse open innovation, acceleration and investment ecosystem/network with partners from Portugal, Spain, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Canada and USA.

Strategic Partners

In addition to GCE Ocean Technology, three Norwegian ports are involved as strategic partners in the project: the Bergen Port Control, Port of Karmsund and Port of Hadsel.

GCE Ocean Technology will lead the work package on Acceleration Services for Blue Innovation Cluster Startups, SMEs and Ports, using our experience from the Scale up programme that has run for three years.

The AspBAN project aims to have a final pool of 30 innovative startup solutions developed as pilots in 30 Atlantic ports, attracting 6M€ in direct private investment, mobilizing 4,5 billion€ of potential private investment and making a reduction of at least 100.000 tons of CO2 emissions in the operations of the 30 ports.

Read more about the AspBAN project.

Contact Information

Karianne Kojen Andersen

Innovation Manager

Karianne Kojen Andersen