World Ocean Council has joined forces with The Ocean Opportunity Lab (TOOL) to advance ocean innovation and investment. This partnership complements the efforts of WOC’s Global Blue Economy Innovation Initiatives Network, which brings together accelerators, incubators, challenge competitions, and startup hubs focused on the sustainable ocean economy.

To launch the partnership, WOC and TOOL are co-hosting the first Innovation Network Roundtable of 2022:

Decarbonizing Across the Ocean Sectors: Path to the Clean Energy Transition

February 17 | Livestream

There will be 2 sessions to accommodate participants across multiple time zones:

  • 8 am CET
  • 5 pm CET

Cargo owners, shipowners, fisheries, aquaculture companies, and related investors will share their challenges in reducing maritime emissions. Participants will then split into breakout groups to discuss plans and ideas to engage on these issues.

This is a unique opportunity for organizations mobilizing ocean entrepreneurs to learn from and work directly with industries seeking solutions to specific challenges. If you're an ocean accelerator, incubator, challenge competition, or startup hub, registration in the WOC Global Blue Economy Innovation Initiatives Network is required to participate in the Roundtable and breakout sessions, and engage with industry and investor representatives. Please register to join below.

Join Innovation Initiatives Network

All others are invited to watch via livestream. There will be 2 sessions available: At 8-10 am and at 5-7 pm CET.

This is the first of 4 quarterly convenings of the Innovation Network for the year, bringing together innovators, industry and investors around the critical issue of decarbonizing across ocean sectors.


WOC & TOOLConnect Ocean Innovators with Industry Needs

The new partnership between WOC and TOOL will focus on creating targeted opportunities for WOC Members.

Through the TOOL Spawn platform, WOC and TOOL will connect ocean entrepreneurs and their solutions with ocean industries and their specific challenges. The TOOL Spawn platform is already bringing people to projects, including WOC's Glofouling Project on biofouling solutions.

Learn more about the partnership and benefits to WOC members.

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