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BlueInvest aims to boost innovation and investment in sustainable technologies for the blue economy, by supporting readiness and access to finance for early-stage businesses, SMEs and scale-ups. It is enabled by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.





BlueInvest Community

Join the community to meet potential partners and investors, gain access to exclusive events, market intelligence and learning opportunities.

The community is open to entrepreneurs, investors, corporates and innovation stakeholders interested in the Blue Economy. Our content and activities are designed to help start-ups and SMEs with investment and growth prospects.



BlueInvest Events

BlueInvest events are aimed at business impact. Events feature learning opportunities, knowledge exchange, networking and B2B matchmaking, in formats designed to transform business.


Register for upcoming events:

BlueInvest Readiness Assistance

BlueInvest Readiness Assistance is an exclusive coaching programme for high potential companies with innovative and sustainable solutions for the Blue Economy. 202 companies have received tailored Readiness Assistance. Call for applications (Deadline: June 30th 2023)

Businesses and projects selected for the programme will receive coaching tailored to their readiness levels and business objectives. The programme is impact-driven, with a focus on providing business support to help companies build capacities for growth and attract investment.

NEW! Tailored Fundraising Assistance

20 mature businesses will be selected for tailored Investment Readiness Assistance level 2 and will be offered advisory services to secure private equity and venture capital finance by investors and investment-readiness experts. 


BlueInvest Project Pipeline

See our showcase of innovative projects and entrepreneurs who are shaping the Blue Economy. Call for Projects 

Projects consist of innovative, scalable and sustainable business ventures from traditional and emerging sectors of the maritime economy.




Capacity Building programme for BlueInvest Fund Managers

The blue economy sector has a potential that is estimated to reach

$3 trillion revenue and 200 million jobs globally by 2030. The programme will assist you in launching your blue economy dedicated fund, whether you are a BlueInvest Fund manager or another interested asset manager: 

  • Gain a better visibility over trends, business opportunities, market and profitability potential, positive contributions to net-zero targets and innovative technologies and exosystem, by signing up to the BlueInvest cycle of trainings.
  • Discover and engage with sustainable, profitable and impactful business opportunities in our oceans and seas, through the Capacity Building programme.


BlueInvest Fund

The European Investment Fund, backed by the European Strategic Investment Fund, has earmarked finance for enterprises with innovative products and services that can help the blue economy deliver the EU's Green Deal priorities. The BlueInvest Fund is structured as an EFSI Equity Product to provide finance to funds that are wholly or partly targeting the blue economy or to individual enterprises backed by more general funds.

In 2020 the BlueInvest fund successfully deployed €75 million EFSI contribution plus €15 million from InnovFin Equity to a number of Venture Capital Funds, who will use these guarantees to invest up €300 million in the blue economy in the next 5 years, most of it in the EU.

These funds are:

Contact us if you would like to get in touch.





Become a BlueInvest Coach

BlueInvest Coaches are experienced, talented business coaches who are committed to helping maritime businesses get their most important work done to achieve their goals.

Applications to join the network of BlueInvest Coaches are open and you can contact us to find out more and to apply.


How can you benefit?

Entrepreneurs: Access expertise, coaching, relevant contacts, international business networks and investors. Get the right connections to the market and move from strategy to execution. Register

Investors: Become a member of the Club of Investors, access a tailored deal flow, exclusive events and market intelligence. Enhance your visibility through the platform’s official channels. Register

Stakeholders & Coaches: Connect to business, markets and investors, exchange knowledge and support ecosystem building. Register


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  BlueInvest Day 2020 | Awards

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  BlueInvest Day 2021 | Awards

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  BlueInvest Day 2022 | Awards


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BlueInvest 2020 - photo gallery

the event brought venture capitalists, banks, entrepreneurs, corporates, small businesses together to look at opportunities in the blue economy

Start date: 04/02/2020 - 00:00
Last update: 26/02/20

BlueInvest Events

The annual BlueInvest Day will bring together innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and enablers in the Blue Economy, with the objective of generating concrete business opportunities and visibility for your business.

Last update: 04/09/19

BlueInvest Investment Readiness Assistance

The BlueInvest Investment Readiness Assistance is dedicated high potential start-ups and SMEs with innovative and sustainable products & solutions for the Blue Economy.

Last update: 30/08/19

Become a BlueInvest Coach

The applications to join the network of BlueInvest Coaches are currently closed. If you feel your profile is of key relevance, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Last update: 29/08/19

Data Protection Notice for BlueInvest

BlueInvest is committed to user privacy.

Last update: 29/08/19


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