DEEP Baltic Sea Challenge aims to create new blue business
DEEP, a two-track, international challenge to protect and develop the Baltic Sea will gather students, entrepreneurs, and other innovators to solve a sustainability challenge: how to create sustainable business from the Baltic Sea. The challenge has now been launched and it will culminate in a weekend-long final at Allas Sea Pool in Helsinki on the 9–11 February 2018.
Jointly organised by Luke-coordinated BlueNordic project, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Finnish Water Forum, Allas Sea Pool, and Helsinki Think Company, the challenge has two focus areas:
- Solutions for a cleaner Baltic Sea
- New food and non-food products from fish, algae and aquatic plants
In addition, there is a policy challenge to develop or reform policies to create better opportunities for sustainable business.
The winners of the challenge will receive a monetary prize and an opportunity to further develop their idea to a business concept in Helsinki Think Company's accelerator program. The best ideas from the policy track will be presented to political decision-makers on a local and/or national level.
Application period: until January 29
Final event: February 9–11
Venue: Allas Sea Pool, Helsinki
Interested in being a mentor?
Each participating team will work with a hand-picked mentor and benefit from the support of experts and facilitators. Do you work with the above mentioned topics? Or would your out-of-the-box thinking in some other research area be a perfect match for a winning team? Please express your interest in being a mentor at your earliest convenience, but no later than January 29 to the contact below.
For more information, please follow the link https://www.luke.fi/en/news/deep-baltic-sea-challenge-aims-create-new-blue-business/ or refer to the DEEP website