Blue Bio Value awarded 3 startups and has just released a promo video for the 2nd edition beginning in 2019

Blue Bio Value awarded 3 startups and has just released a promo video for the 2nd edition beginning in 2019

HoekmineSEAentia and Undersee were the winners of the 1st edition of Blue Bio Value, having been recognized as the startups that shown better performance, innovation and potential to grow their business in Portugal.

The Blue Bio Value (BBV) is the first Portuguese accelerator that scales up marine biobased solutions to global market applications in different industries. Bluebio Alliance is one of the partners of the program, playing a major role in the evaluation of the applications/interviews, support during the bootcamps and in the final selection.

The winners of the 1st edition were awarded with a 15,000€ voucher, promoted by the Oceano Azul Foundation and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, to be used on the Blue Demo Network platform.

"To be in a program that is developing entrepreneurship in the Blue Economy and in the area of biotechnology and to be recognised in this program as an innovative startup is spectacular, it’s really special." ​
Tiago Cristovão
UNDERSEE - 1st Edition Winner
"We are more than happy for coming here because this is really helpful for us, specially in this stage, (…) we got to meet a few potential investors and one of them is very interested (…) this is taking us to the next level."
Monisha Reddy
SEAGRASS TECH - Participant
"At the beginning it never crossed our minds that it [Blue Bio Value] was so important for us, for the business and for what we grew and learned along the way."
João Rito
SEAENTIA - 1st Edition Winner
"We think that with you [Blue Bio Value] we can make our dream come true, to become a company and introduce ourselves to the market!"
Sofia Tristancho
FUTURALGA - Participant

Interested in applying to the 2nd edition of the program? Take a look to this video:

Blue Demo Network

The Blue Demo Network was launched in the BBV final event, and brings together, in a single and easy access point, a series of infrastructures and services in Portugal, suitable for blue tech based startups and SME’s and therefore contributing to make Portugal a hub for blue based entrepreneurs. 

BBA is committed to attracting financial support and issuing network access vouchers so startups like Hoekmine, SEAentia and Undersee can use the network services and make the best of it!