The BlueInvest Readiness Assistance: coaching opportunities paving the way towards the Blue Economy

The BlueInvest Readiness Assistance program targets high-potential start-ups and SMEs developing innovative and sustainable products and solutions for the Blue Economy.
The selected candidates will benefit from individual coaching adapted to their business development objectives:
• Feedback on their readiness for investment and proposal of a “coaching package”;
• Meeting with a dedicated coach to develop a series of concrete business objectives;
• Targeted assistance in achieving these objectives over a 3-month period (in-person and digital);
• Additional participation in training sessions organized by the BlueInvest Academy, networking and B2B sessions organized during BlueInvest events.

To apply for the program, start-up and SMEs must:
• Develop a project in the blue economy sector;
• Be established in an EU country;
• Be majority owned by European shareholders.

Applications will be evaluated based on:
• Market potential;
• Investment potential;
• Environmental and sustainable impact of the project;
• Potential of innovation of the product or solution.

Deadline: July 30, 2021
Notification of selection: August 27, 2021
Click here for additional information and submission of application.

The BlueInvest Readiness Assistance is a component of the BlueInvest platform. Launched by the European Commission, it aims to foster innovation and investment in sustainable technologies of the blue economy, by supporting the maturity level and access to funding of SMEs.
It is financed by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). Click here for more information.