Grants & Investors

Name Name of mechanism/greant Type Geographical Scope Target Focus
SOA Ocean Solution Microgrants Grant International Youth The Ocean Solutions Microgrants program provides small grants to youth-led projects that support and promote the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources in accordance with United Nations SDG14.
Oceano Azul Blue Bio Value Accelerator Grant International Start Up It funds projects and businesses linked to the sustainable blue bioeconomy
Blue Horizon Ventures Blue Horizon Ventures Investor International All Blue Horizon Ventures is a food technology-focused venture capital fund founded in 2018 by serial entrepreneurs and investors Roger Lienhard and Michael Kleindl. The fund aims to support the movement towards a more sustainable food system through innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.
Ocean14 Capital Ocean14 Capital Investor International Ocean 14 Capital is a private equity firm that invests in growth companies and technologies that offer sustainable solutions for our oceans while generating an attractive return for the investors
Blue Swell Blue Swell Incubator International Start Ups BlueSwell focuses on bridging the gaps between innovators, ocean experts, industries and the venture community. They support founders as they bring their innovations out of the lab, enabling the path toward commercialization.
ZUG Grant Programme against Marine Litter Grant Germany All The Grant Programme against Marine Litter supports projects involving policy advice, capacity building, the implementation of policies and strategies, as well as technology cooperation and investment.
EEA Grant Small Grants Scheme #1 Grant Portugal All This Call aims to finance projects that focus on the priority areas for the reduction of plastics in the oceans and the promotion of awareness of the challenges related to plastics in the oceans and the proposal of solutions.
AQUA SPARKS AQUA SPARKS Investor International small to medium enterprise Aqua-Spark is a global investment fund based in Utrecht, the Netherlands that makes investments in sustainable aquaculture businesses that generate investment returns, while creating positive social and environmental impact. The fund invests in small to medium enterprises that are working towards the production of safe, accessible aquatic life, such as fish, shellfish and plants, in a way that does not harm the health of the planet
Katapult Ocean Katapult Ocean Investor International Start Up Invest in and support in start ups with a positive impact on the ocean.
Blue Ocean Partners Blue Ocean Partners Investor International Companies Blue Oceans Partners invests in and supports companies scaling up innovations that help address the most critical threats to our ocean, while seizing structural market opportunities. Their primary focus is currently on solutions to overfishing and plastic pollution.
Nutreco Nutreco Investor International Start Up They invest in new technologies that are strategically relevant to Nutreco and its divisions Trouw Nutrition and Skretting. This can be in the form of investments in start-ups and scale-ups or in innovative projects and joint ventures addressing major bottlenecks in our value chain. They aim to fuel Trouw Nutrition’s and Skretting’s innovation pipeline, as well as to identify new opportunities in the protein value chain, such as novel raw materials, sustainable aquaculture farming, or alternative food proteins.
BlueCrowCapital BlueCrowCapital Investor Portugal The venture capital funds from the Innovation series are invested in industrial projects by Portuguese entrepreneurs, recognised as reliable research and development (R&D) partners by ANI, Ag?ncia Nacional de Inovaç?o (National Innovation Agency) under the scope of SIFIDE (Tax Incentive System for Business R&D). The focus is on industrial research and development projects that support entrepreneurs in the expansion of the national sustainability and innovation ecosystem.
Diorasis Diorasis Investor International All Diorasis International SA is a private alternative investment advisory firm established in Luxembourg in 2010 investing on behalf of its partners and for its own account in private equity transactions across key sectors in Southeastern Europe and, on a more opportunistic basis, beyond. The retreat in bank lending and liquidity along with the contraction of domestic demand in our home markets has led to an unprecedented opportunity for identifying and investing in post financial crisis survivors. Diorasis has access to patient capital and acquires majority or strategic minority stakes in strategic sectors, actively collaborating with capable management teams that have been starved of growth capital and providing them a runway to operationalize their strategic vision and create value.
Pymwymic Pymwymic Investor International All They invest in early to growth stage companies that seek to conserve and restore our ecosystems while generating an attractive financial return. Their key focus area is companies which contribute to the creation of more sustainable food systems.
RPM Programme RPM Programme Support International All RPM helps the organizations engage with key audiences whilst demonstrating their integrity and leadership in responsible plastic management and reduction.
Prince Foundation Prince Foundation Grant International To promote and encourage outstanding initiatives and innovative solutions by awarding prizes and grants.
ORRAA Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA) Investor International All Their purpose is to build resilience in the regions and communities most vulnerable to ocean risk, by pioneering finance and insurance products that incentivise investment in nature-based solutions. Their aim is to drive $500 million of investment into nature-based solutions by 2030, and surface at least 15 novel finance products by 2025 that incentivise private and blended finance into coastal natural capital
Ecoalf Foundation Upcycling the Oceans Support International (Spain, Greece and Thailand) Fishermen To promote the selective recovery of waste in order to recycle, valorise and avoid its harmful effects on the environment by developing and applying new scientific and technological knowledge
Fundación Marilles Grant Spain (Balearic Islands) All Marilles is a non-profit foundation working to make the Balearics a world-leading example of marine conservation.
Fundación CONAMA Support Spain Marine litter projects To promote the national projects related to marine litter
Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industria (CDTI) Grant Spain Spanish companies Public Business Entity that promotes development and technological innovation among Spanish companies, including environmental initiatives
Ostseestiftung Investor Baltic Sea Projects on sustainable use of the ocean
Deutsche Stiftung Meeresschutz Investor Baltic Sea and North Sea Sustainable use of the sea, including aquaculture
Forschungsstiftung Ostsee Investor Baltic Sea Sustainable use of the sea, including aquaculture
Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt Investor Baltic Sea and North Sea Sustainable use of the sea, including aquaculture
Global Nature Fund Grant International Projects on sustainable use of the ocean
Save our Seas Foundation Grant International Projects on sustainable use of the ocean
The Baltic Sea Conservation Foundation Investor Baltic Sea Protection of the sea, including pollution/marine litter
ZIM - Central Funding Programme for medium-sized enterprises Grant Germany Innovation and sustainable use of terrestrial and marine resources
Grossvenor House of Investors Grossvenor House of Investors Investor International They invest in companies whether whose sustainable trends and practices create real value for investors while contributing to a more Sustainable World or in those who crave to do that and just need some outside support .
GoParity GoParity Investor Portugal GoParity is an investment platform promoting sustainable projects by facilitating access to new ethical opportunities while sharing its benefits with everybody.
Sea Ahead Blue Angels Investment Group Investor International Investment Group that prioritizes profit-driven bluetech opportunities
Blue Tech Accelerator Blue Tech Accelerator Support Portugal Bluetech Accelerator, an acceleration program that invites startups to bring innovation to the Ports and Navigation industry.
EIB European Investment Bank Grant International All The European Investment Bank together with the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and KfW, the German promotional bank, launched the Clean Oceans Initiative in October 2018. The initiative identifies projects that fight plastic waste in rivers, seas and on land. The goal is to finance €2 billion in public and private sector projects by 2023.