The Accelerator and Mentoring Programme is a service of the SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG, a non-for-profit professional network of more than 35 public and private institutions in the Baltic.
The SUBMARINER Network promotes innovative approaches to the sustainable use of marine resources and offers a cooperation platform to related actors and initiatives in the Baltic Sea Region.
The transnational Accelerator was built and validated by the industry during the Baltic Blue Biotech Alliance and the Alliance+ projects co-funded by the Interreg BSR (2016-2021).
The Accelerator gathers and combines the critical mass of actors, knowledge and infrastructure necessary to develop marine products and services in the Baltic Sea Region and beyond.
The SUBMARINER Accelerator for Blue Growth is a transnational network of academic and commercial experts from a variety of sectors jointly offering mentoring, research & lab infrastructure, funding and organization of matchmaking events.
The Accelerator is looking for investors and supporters among these groups:
/ Investors, VC, angels and industry incubators working in blue growth start-ups
/ Regional and national authorities, foundations as well as public funding programmes interested in driving sustainable blue growth innovations
/ Blue clusters attracted by Blue Bioeconomy and Blue Growth, that can support our activities with expertise and resources
/ Business parks, accelerators and innovation programmes – with whom we can link our efforts as to create the most effective and attractive offer
Contact Alberto Terenzi under at(at)submariner-network.eu
Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance gave us huge confidence boost just by choosing us into the network at first hand. This was a critical momentum
for Berrichi - somebody believed in us, our product’s potential and our capacity to implement our plans.
From a home-based, do-it-yourself cream-making and abstract dream into the pool of professional environment and international network - this pushed us in many ways.
Furcella, Case Owner & Mentor
The Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance was our first contact with foreign experts when we founded the startup. It helped us to start building the strong network we have today.
Vetik, Estonia, Case Owner
The ALLIANCE was extremely useful to support our business development including help ranging from provision of samples of algae from the Baltic Sea to advice on commercial developments. Small companies need a European network like this that amplifies their reach.
Hoekmine, Netherlands, Case Owner
Participation in the Alliance project has been an inspiration and shown how Interreg projects can be tailored to serve as “fast track” for SMEs needing analysis for i.e. proof of concept. Furthermore, in order to help local valorisation of blue economy building on knowledge and experiences around the Baltic, Guldborgsund Municipality has joined the SUBMARINER Flagship Network.
BIOFISK (BioEconomy Hotspot – Guldborgsund), Case Owner
As a partner of the ALLIANCE we want to provide, develop and test our unique enabling technology for the bio blue needs. Through the network we got in contact with both national and international players in the blue bio-economy sector.
SFTec, Finland, Case Owner & Mentor
Being part of the ALLIANCE has been a vital injection for us, when it comes to business development and networking as well as financial support. The ALLIANCE partners and collaborators have motivated us to believe in what we are doing.
KosterAlg, Sweden, Case Owner
The Alliance unites actors in every field of blue biotechnology. It constitutes an unparalleled network tightly interwoven with sister networks in other regions or focusing on related topics in the BSR and thus represents a shortcut to the highly innovative blue bioeconomy sector in the region. Joining the Alliance will open doors to become part of this vibrant sector and facilitate realisation of new blue biotech ideas by finding the right partners.
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany, mentor
Within the Alliance, we were able to connect companies, interested in the identification and production of drugs and enzymes, with partners who have built up biological resources such as strain collections.
BioCon Valley, Germany, mentor
Our ALLIANCE cases Furcella and Vetik have received a lot of attention thanks to their participation in the Alliance mentoring programme both in Estonia and abroad. In Estonia, it is very important to show success stories to inspire others to act and also show that blue biotechnology is just not only a niche but a real market with real business opportunities.
Tartu Biotechnology Park, Estonia, mentor
The Finnish cases (especially SFTec, EHP Environment) in the Alliance mentoring programme were able to find several experts around Baltic Sea Region to help them in their product development. It also helped them to reach new markets outside Finland.
Finnish Environment Institute, Finland, mentor
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