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Global Resource Shortlist for Ocean & Energy Innovators

Dive into the extensive overview of programs for innovators & entrepreneurs, and find the right program for your venture!

Check out the list below, sign up/login, to find the current list, and get in touch with active accelerator programs open for applications.

Within the world of TOOL, we help map frontrunners within a range of fields, where ocean industries & zero emission solutions / renewable energy drive initiatives towards a zero-emission, zero waste future. Now we´re presenting a broad range of accelerators and incubators focused on sustainable innovation across ocean industries and renewable energy. 

Incubators & Accelerators

  • Ashdod Port Accelerator by 500 Global, launched inaugural program, selecting up to 14 startups with solutions in cyber security, energy, seaport operations, logistics, and shipping.

  • Blue Bio Value Acceleration by Blue Bio Value, is a 7-weeks equity-free impact acceleration program, dedicated to bringing ocean-based, sustainable solutions to a new, blue bioeconomy. We aim to scale up marine bio-based projects, fostering biotech innovations for a healthy and productive ocean.

  • Bluetexch Accelerator (ETE Group)

  • BlueSwell

  • CleanTech Open

  • Creative Destruction Lab Ocean Atlantic

  • EndeavorLAB - an initiative by Endeavor Miami, a global organization that supports high-impact entrepreneurs in 40+ countries.

  • Fishing Tech

  • Flow Accelerator

  • Hatch

  • InnoPort

  • Innovation Dock coordinates the scaleup program for circular focused Norwegian startups - the Fauna ExperimentThis no fee accelerator features a philantrophic, interest free loan.

  • Katapult Ocean (Impact)

  • Lloyd´s Register Safety Accelerator

  • Maritime Accelerator (Finland)

  • Maritime Blue Lab - WeWork Labs

  • Maritime ClimAccelerator (EIT Climate-KIC)

  • Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator

  • Maritime Innovation Hub Optima X / Enso-XL seed-stage maritime accelerator dedicated to create an investor and entrepreneur maritime ecosystem within the Athenian shipping cluster and beyond.

  • Maritime SheEO runs the IMO & WISTA Leadership Accelerator Programme for female leaders in developing countries

  • Neptune Blue Growth Accelerator

  • OceanHub Africa

  • Ocean Impact Organisation

  • OceanWise

  • Pangea is a Norwegian based accelerator program and an investment platform that matches African startups with investors. The accelerator creates an enabling environment, where African entrepreneurs can develop competence, access relevant network and capital in order to reach their full potential.

  • Pier71

  • PortXL - a start-up acceleration program for port innovators located in the world's smartest maritime cluster

  • Rainmaking Trade and Transport

  • SeaAhead

  • SEA´D - German Maritime Innovation Accelerator

  • Sustainable Ocean Alliance Accelerator

  • Startup Wharf

  • Techstars Sustainability Accelerator

  • The Seaworthy Collective is currently building their Regenerative Ocean Innovation Pipeline, seeking aspiring Founders & existing Startups.

  • The Dock (Israel)- serves as a meeting place for global maritime corporates, entrepreneurs and investors, harnessing Israel's technology excellence as well as global entrepreneurs to deliver novel innovation to the domain.

  • TMA Bluetech Incubator

  • Washington Maritime Blue (Seattle)

  • zeBox

Corporate Accelerators

  • Yara Marine X

  • Maersk Growth

  • Eastern Pacific Accelerator powered by Techstars

Coworking Spaces/Hubs

  • AltaSea at the Port of L.A. (LA)

  • ZeBox (Marseille)

  • Innovation Dock (Stavanger)

  • TheDock (Haifa)

  • Blue Innovation Lab (Boston)

  • ForBlue (Perth/Fremantle)


  • Oceans Exchange

  • Young Entrepreneur Award, by YoungShip International & Nor-Shipping

  • Ocean Startup Prize

  • GEOS / Ocean Visions

  • CleanTech Open

  • Ocean Impact Pitch Fest


  • Investable Oceansaims to simplify and accelerate market-based sustainable ocean investing across all asset classes and all sectors of the Blue Economy by centralizing research, commentary, inspiration, and access to blue enterprise in one place

  • UpLink

  • Respect Ocean

Coalitions / Alliances

  • World Ocean Council - Global Innovation Network

  • 1000 Ocean Startups - 1000 Ocean startups is a coalition to accelerate Ocean Impact Innovation. The coalition brings together the global ecosystem of incubators, accelerators, competitions, matching platforms and VCs supporting startups for ocean impact. Our objective is to scale at least 1000 transformative startups by the end of the Ocean Decade to restore ocean health and achieve SDG14.

Get on the map!

Are you an innovator in the ocean and renewables sector? Or an accelerator and/or incubator? If your company hasn't been mapped on toolspawn or listed in one of our featured insight lists, you can get in contact with our team or sign up on our platform for free. Join us and become a part of the TOOL community to increase your visibility & networking options!

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