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 or refer to the DEEP website


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