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BIOFOULING INNOVATION CHALLENGE
Biofouling is the undesirable build-up of microorganisms, algae, small plants and animals on wetted surfaces. It has been identified as one of the key pathways for the transfer of invasive aquatic species - one of the greatest threats to marine biodiversity.
Addressing this issue is ultimately about safeguarding ecosystem services that sustain the livelihoods of coastal communities across the globe.
The World Ocean Council and The Ocean Opportunity Lab (TOOL) organized the first global Biofouling Innovation Challenge, which focused on innovative solutions and technologies that may improve the prevention, management, and monitoring of marine biofouling.
Selected start-ups, innovators & collaborative initiatives with sustainable solutions for the biofouling problem have joined the competition and will be pitching their solutions to you with representatives from the investment community.
Pitch Fest finalists: