What is the Maritime ClimAccelerator
The Maritime ClimAccelerator, supported by EIT Climate-KIC, through its vast network of collaborators, will offer participating start-ups funding, training, peer to peer coaching and theme-specific mentoring (both virtually and in-person). 30-40 start-ups will be accepted per year and will be asked to provide innovative solutions for the transition to sustainability of the maritime industry, both locally and globally, and will be given the opportunity to present their ideas in front of investors, port authorities and shipping companies. The Maritime ClimAccelerator will thus provide start-ups with a unique opportunity to test, demonstrate and validate their solution.
Following an exciting first round of applications from high-calibre start-ups the Maritime ClimAccelerator (MCA) has selected its first cohort! A total of 26 start-ups have been selected from a pool of applicants from 21 countries across the globe, with innovative solutions in alternative propulsion systems, environmental measurement, monitoring and control, alternative energy, business models and low carbon logistics. All innovators and start-ups who did not get a chance to apply in our first call, watch this space as we announce the second round of the Maritime ClimAccelerator in 2021!
We have great news to share with all of you. We were able to secure further funding, and we will now be able to support up to a further 15 early stage start-ups. Applications are now open again until the 15th of September. Applications will be evaluated as they come in (on a first come first served basis) until all spots are filled in. Looking forward to receiving your application and welcoming you on board.
Who We Are
Cyprus University of Technology, Sustainable Development Unit of ATHENA RC, Fundacion Valenciaport, Digital Hub Logistics Hamburg, Cyprus Energy Agency, Chrysalis LEAP, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Athens Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation – ACEin and UNI.FUND, together with a vast network of collaborators from around the world, are committed in both supporting and developing start-ups and assisting the maritime industry achieve its climate targets.