DEEP Baltic Sea Challenge aims to create new blue business

DEEP, a two-track, international challenge to protect and develop the Baltic Sea will gather students, entrepreneurs, and other innovators to solve a sustainability challenge: how to create sustainable business from the Baltic Sea. The challenge has now been launched and it will culminate in a weekend-long final at Allas Sea Pool in Helsinki on the 9–11 February 2018.

Jointly organised by Luke-coordinated BlueNordic project, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Finnish Water Forum, Allas Sea Pool, and Helsinki Think Company, the challenge has two focus areas:

  • Solutions for a cleaner Baltic Sea
  • New food and non-food products from fish, algae and aquatic plants

In addition, there is a policy challenge to develop or reform policies to create better opportunities for sustainable business.

The winners of the challenge will receive a monetary prize and an opportunity to further develop their idea to a business concept in Helsinki Think Company's accelerator program. The best ideas from the policy track will be presented to political decision-makers on a local and/or national level.

Application period: until January 29

Final event: February 9–11

Venue: Allas Sea Pool, Helsinki

Interested in being a mentor?
Each participating team will work with a hand-picked mentor and benefit from the support of experts and facilitators. Do you work with the above mentioned topics? Or would your out-of-the-box thinking in some other research area be a perfect match for a winning team? Please express your interest in being a mentor at your earliest convenience, but no later than January 29 to the contact below.

Mikko Salmi, Senior Specialist, Communications Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), tel. +358 29 532 5753, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information, please follow the link https://www.luke.fi/en/news/deep-baltic-sea-challenge-aims-create-new-blue-business/ or refer to the DEEP website

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