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OCEAN 14 CAPITAL x OCEANOVATION

We believe that Investing in the ocean is not only good for the environment but also good for business. This is why we could not more excited to announce that we have Ocean 14 Capital on board as our partner for our upcoming OCEANOVATION Festival.

As the blue economy continues to grow, funds like Ocean 14 Capital Fund I are leading the way in showing investors how to make a difference while earning a profit. And we share a deep belief in the importance of channeling investor capital to protect our natural commons.

With this partnership, we aim to bridge the knowledge gaps and translate between investors, startups, and public officials, so we can expedite innovation and scale up solutions.

As an official partner of OCEANOVATION Festival, Ocean 14 Capital will play a crucial role in providing attendees with the know-how and mindset shifts needed to make a positive impact on the environment while creating economic opportunities for investors.

Would you like to learn more directly from Ocean 14 Capital team? Well, you’re in luck! Chris Gorell Barnes, Founding Partner – Ocean 14 Capital, will be with us at the Hague, to participate in two of our panels.

The first is  “Why Investing in the Ocean is Good Business.” During this engaging session, you will learn how investing in the ocean can truly benefit not just nature and biodiversity but also the businesses’ bottom line – providing jobs and long economic benefits for local communities.

Thes second workshop is titled “How to Successfully Conciliate Profitability and Sustainable Development?” Chris will bring an invaluable perspective to the discussion, sharing his insights on building a business model that maximizes growth potential while maintaining a commitment to sustainability. He will also provide his candid take on how to avoid “blue washing” and instead create  a truly sustainable ocean economy that meets customer demand while aligning with core values.

Interested? Don’t have a ticket yet? Get yours here and see you in the Hague!

Together, we can create a more sustainable future for our oceans.

WEEKLY NEWS – 28 April 2023

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

🌊 Marine Natural Wax May Be A Suitable Replacement For Petroleum In Cosmetics. 

🌊 Large floating platforms to power Ireland’s renewable energy transition.

🌊 Alma Clean Power awarded funding for zero-emissions vessel technology. 

🌊 Ebb Carbon Raises $20M in Series A Funding. 

🌊 Marco Polo Marine taps ammonia-to-power startup Amogy for its offshore wind fleet. 

🌊 World Ocean Council partners with OCEANOVATION. 

🌊 Why Earth’s giant kelp forests are worth $500 billion a year.Β 

🌊 7 Eco-Conscious Yachts That Are Changing the Future of Boating, From Zero-Carbon Catamarans to Hybrids. 

🌊 Nova Scotia company teams up with U.K. business to create one-stop shop for ocean DNA collection and analysis. 

🌊 Global wave and tidal energy market poised to reach $10 bln by 2031, report shows. 

·🌊 Omani students develop biodegradable fishing lines.

🌊 Maersk Launches World’s First Green Methanol Container Ship.Β 

🌊 Can ocean wave power the grid? New technology is bringing us closer than ever. 

🌊 Newfoundland ocean-tech company Whitecap Scientific going global with real-time 3D mapping. 

Have a Great Weekend!

The OCEANOVATION Team.

WEEKLY NEWS – 21 April 2023

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

🌊 Marine Natural Wax May Be A Suitable Replacement For Petroleum In Cosmetics.

🌊 Large floating platforms to power Ireland’s renewable energy transition.

🌊 Alma Clean Power awarded funding for zero-emissions vessel technology. 

🌊 Ebb Carbon Raises $20M in Series A Funding

🌊 Marco Polo Marine taps ammonia-to-power startup Amogy for its offshore wind fleet

🌊 Why Earth’s giant kelp forests are worth $500 billion a year

🌊 7 Eco-Conscious Yachts That Are Changing the Future of Boating, From Zero-Carbon Catamarans to Hybrids

🌊 Nova Scotia company teams up with U.K. business to create one-stop shop for ocean DNA collection and analysis

🌊 Global wave and tidal energy market poised to reach $10 bln by 2031, report shows.

🌊 Omani students develop biodegradable fishing lines

🌊 Maersk Launches World’s First Green Methanol Container Ship

🌊 Can ocean wave power the grid? New technology is bringing us closer than ever. πŸŒŠ

🌊 Newfoundland ocean-tech company Whitecap Scientific going global with real-time 3D mapping.

Have a Great Weekend!

The OCEANOVATION Team.

OCEANOVATION partners with World Ocean Council

The World Ocean Council will be supporting the delivery of the upcoming OCEANOVATION Festival – 21-22 June, The Hague – by connecting their global network of blue economy leaders with tomorrow’s ocean innovators.

Innovation is the lifeblood of any successful industry. And partnerships are an essential aspect of innovation. This is why we are delighted to announce that the World Ocean Council (WOC) has come on board the OCEANOVATION ship.

WOC is the world’s largest blue economy leadership alliance dedicated to “Corporate Ocean Responsibility.” Created by and for the private sector, its constantly growing network includes more than 35,000 stakeholders from a wide range of ocean-based sectors from industry, investment and innovation.

The WOC relationship with OCEANOVATION has rapidly grown wider in reach and deeper in trust since beginning in 2022. At the heart of this partnership is a shared commitment to building a blue economy that provides long-term benefits for both people and planet.

WOC recognizes that innovation is essential for even the most established maritime operators to keep leading the way on the environment, climate and sustainability. So fostering genuine collaboration between established industry leaders and ambitiousΒ  entrepreneurs, promises great benefit to both sides.

In the words of Paul Holthus, WOC’s CEO, our collaboration is β€œan exciting opportunity to advance the efforts of entrepreneurs by linking them to ocean industries and the real business challenges and opportunities of sustainable development.”

We look forward to having Paul, as well as WOC Senior Advisor, Ignasi Ferrer Pellicer, joining us in person this June in the Hague. They will be meeting startups, trading insights with fellow experts andΒ  leading several panels on how to provide the necessary innovation to drive change in the ocean sectors.

This partnership is not a mere exercise in posting logos on each other’s websites. Both OCEANOVATION and WOC see it as a significant step towards increasing the speed of innovation when we most need it. By working together, we will help startups fast track the development and testing of new environmentally-wise solutions, which is crucial in all ocean sectors – from shipping to aquaculture. Because business as usual is no longer an option.

Want to join us? Click here to explore the program.

WEEKLY NEWS – 14 April 2023

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

🌊 S2G Ventures initiates USD 300 million special opportunities fund with seafood focus. 

🌊 You’re About to See Electric Ferries Everywhereβ€”Here’s What to Know

🌊 Green shipping: a $1.9tn investment opportunity

🌊 An L.A. Startup Aims To Turn The Oceans Into A CO2 Sponge And β€˜Green’ Hydrogen Machine

🌊 4 ways to invest in a sustainable blue economy.

🌊 What is Sustainable Seafood? 8 Companies Leading the Way

🌊 RAS duo launch land-based aquaculture investment firm

🌊 Seaworthy Collective’s Daniel Kleinman on building a regenerative ocean economy

🌊 Wave energy can help decarbonize steel industry through hydrogen production, says new study

🌊 Scaling up investments in ocean energy technologies (report)

🌊 Start-Up Plans Mothership and Battery Swapping for Electric CTVs

🌊 Carbonwave Announces Initial Close of $5M Series A Funding Led by Mirova’s Sustainable Ocean Fund

🌊 Why this startup wants to help build a seaweed industry in Alaska

🌊 Aquarium to focus on supporting innovation with new BalanceBlue Lab

Have a Great Weekend!

The OCEANOVATION Team.

WEEKLY NEWS – 6 April 2023

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

🌊 This 64-foot hydrogen electric yacht uses solar and sea water to power itself with β€˜unlimited range’.

🌊 Korean startup CellQua secures seed investment from Sopoong Ventures to develop Aquaculture Cultured Meat.

🌊 Nine US Floating Wind Foundation Projects Win USD 1.6 Million from Department of Energy.

🌊 Fleet of all-electric tugboats revealed.

🌊 Seaweed-for-feed company raises £6 million.

🌊 New Fish-Free Tuna and Shrimp Make a Splash Onto Asia’s Seafood Scene.

🌊 Trio of aquaculture startups join Olaisen Blue accelerator.

🌊 Nlcomp wins Smart Innovative Yacht Award in the Startup category.

🌊 Tech startup, Hohonu, raises $1.8M to better respond and adapt to flooding and climate change on a global scale.

🌊 Canada’s Growing Network of Bluetech Accelerators.

Have a Great Weekend!

The OCEANOVATION Team.

WEEKLY NEWS – 31 March 2023

🌊 Investing to jumpstart the blue revolution.

🌊 Startup says the seaweed blobbing toward Florida has a silver lining.

🌊 Two Victoria companies receive funding for ocean projects .

🌊 Will robot surfers ever replace human surf instructors.

🌊 Ace Aquatec partnership begins developing ethical acoustic exclusion system.

🌊 Applications Now Open For Global Innovation Launchpad For New Zealand Aquaculture.  

🌊 β€˜It’s win-win’: how a dangerous sailing race could reveal the ocean’s secrets .

🌊 United States opens $2.3M competition for novel wave energy technologies.

🌊 Pulsing sound waves can help remove microplastics from ocean, study reveals.

🌊 US-Ireland R&D program awards €500K for collaborative wave energy project.

🌊 Robots are making waves under the ocean.

🌊 3 ocean sequestration technologies you should know .

🌊 Norway Takes a Step Forward in Offshore Wind.

🌊 AI-powered solutions can turn tide for once-futile fight against marine pollution.

Have a Great Weekend!

The OCEANOVATION Team.

WEEKLY NEWS – 24 March 2023

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

🌊 World’s First Autonomous Ocean Mapping Mission of Alaska Completed.Β 

🌊 Prince Albert launches ReOcean Fund to encourage private investors to save the oceans. 

🌊 Smart Yachts: A Guide To The Latest Innovations In Marine Technology.

🌊 The designs using citizen power to clean up the oceans. 

🌊 Tom Ford Plastic Innovation Prize Winners Offer Viable, Marine-Safe Solutions to Thin-Film Waste. 

🌊 Sofar Ocean’s Quest to Unlock Ocean Data.Β 

🌊 Seaweed Is Having Its Moment in the Sun. 

🌊 Underwater waves as tall as 1,640 ft impact the ocean’s carbon budget.Β 

🌊 Sarasota entrepreneur growing mushrooms on top of the ocean. 

🌊 Ports of Stockholm eyes carbon capture and storage hub. 

Have a Great Weekend!

The OCEANOVATION Team.

WEEKLY NEWS – 17 March 2023

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

🌊 SWEN closes ‘ocean health’ VC fund above target.Β 

🌊 Microsoft Taps Ocean Algae to Tackle Carbon Pollution, How? 

🌊 Trailblazing African Innovators Awarded £4 Million To Curb Plastic Pollution And Protect The Ocean. 

🌊 Wavepiston secures 130% of initial crowdfunding target. 

🌊 Hatch and NZTE promoting expansion of New Zealand’s innovations to global aquaculture markets.Β 

🌊 Future cargo ships could be powered by wind to fight climate change. 

🌊 Maritime app marketplace FrontM secures $1.5m investment. 

🌊 Meet the innovator working to develop the ocean energy sector. 

🌊 Are Deep Sea Fish Farms the Future of Aquaculture? Forever Oceans Thinks So. 

🌊 Using AI and 3D stereo cameras to support fisheries. 

🌊 In the Switch to Green Ship Fuels, What Comes First β€” Investment or Demand?

🌊 The potential risks of ocean-based climate intervention technologies on deep-sea ecosystems. 

🌊 Tom Ford Reveals 2023 Plastic Innovation Prize Winners.

Have a Great Weekend!

The OCEANOVATION Team.

WEEKLY NEWS – 10 March 2023

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

🌊 Study finds 528 startups in the maritime and port industry. 

🌊 BlueInvest: new investor report features an ocean of investment opportunities in the sustainable blue economy. 

🌊 New material captures CO2 from air and stores in ocean as baking soda. 

🌊 Engie subsidiary develops new offshore floating PV tech for β€˜harsh marine conditions’.Β 

🌊 This Accelerator Is Creating New Pathways To Scaling Oceantech. 

🌊 Drugs from the deep: scientists explore ocean frontiers. 

🌊 Wave energy to play instrumental role in heavy industry decarbonization, study finds. 

🌊 Managing ocean sustainability from above: leveraging space capabilities to combat illegal fishing. 

🌊 Jersey Set to be Hydrogen Power Test Bed for Marine Industry. 

🌊 Minesto’s tidal energy kite reaches new heights in Faroe Islands.Β 

🌊 One of the biggest autonomous transportation tests is operating deep underwater. 

🌊 U.S.-based startup with plans to store carbon in deep oceans skips Canada for Iceland. 

🌊 Combining offshore wind and floating solar to reduce costs of green hydrogen. 

Have a Great Weekend!

The OCEANOVATION Team.