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TOOL Global Community & Partners

For now we have collaborating partners and members across 40+ countries globally. For individual members, see People section




1000 Ocean Startups / Ocean Impact Innovation Coalition; with Blue Oceans Partners (FRA), Investable Oceans (U.S.), Katapult Ocean (NOR), Ocean Hub Africa, Ocean Visions/GEOS, Conservation International, Walton Philanthropy Group, Ocean Exchange (U.S.), Ocean Impact Organisation (AUS), Sustainable Ocean Alliance, SeaAhead BlueTech Innovation, Sky Ventures, BlueBioValue, Althelia Funds, Schmidt Marine, Optima-X (G.R.), Hatch, Ocean Startup Project (CAN), Iceland Ocean Cluster (I.S.), Blue-X, The Blue Economy Hub, BioMarine Community & Business Platforms, Bluetech Accelerator

World Ocean Council / Global Blue Economy Innovation Initiatives Network; Investable Oceans (U.S.), Creative Destruction Lab (CAN), Washington Maritime Blue, Blue Economy Solutions (U.S.), Water & Ocean Governance Program/UNDP/Ocean Innovation Challenge, Thetius, Beta-i (P.T.), BOLD – Blue Oceans Leading Drivers (SP), SeaAhead, PortXL (N.L.), E.U. Startup Prize for Mobility, Global Fund for Coral Reefs, Conservation Finance Alliance, Start-Up Yard COVE (CAN), Fisheries Innovation Scotland (U.K.), Ocean Startup Project (CAN), SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth (G.R.), Reti Center, NLA International (U.K.), The Blue City (U.S.), Maritime Blue, Innovacorp (CAN)

Clusters & Startup Hubs

  • GCE Blue Maritime

  • NCE Maritime Cleantech

  • NCE Blue Legasea

  • NCE Aquaculture

  • Sustainable Energy, Norwegian Catapult Centre

  • DIGICAT, Norwegian Catapult Centre

  • Ålesund Kunnskapspark

  • Arena H2Cluster

  • Hydrogenforum

  • Arena Solar Energy Cluster

  • Ocean Industry Forum Oslofjord

  • Maritime Bergen

  • The North West

  • Nordic Circular Hotspots

  • Smart Energy Network

  • NCE iKuben

  • Startup Extreme / Startup Norway

  • Acceler8

  • TheFactory

  • SHE Invest

  • TechBridge Invest

  • Alta Sea at the Port of L.A. (US)

  • Canada Ocean Super Cluster / Ocean Startup Project (CAN)

  • Heron Advisory (SIN)

  • Ocean Impact Organization (AUS)

  • Maker Bay (HK)

  • Blue Economy Future (ZA)

  • Makers´ Hub Oslo

  • Green Squadron (FRA)

  • Usina de Startups (BRA)

  • NEOM (SA)

  • Optima-X, Enso XL (GR)

Startups & Scale-ups

NGOs & Public Structures

Strategic, Corporate & TOOL Box Partners

Per Country

The United States

The Sea Change, AquaAI, The U.S. Embassy in Norway


The Ocean Startup Project


 Inclusion ID, Ocean Bottle, TOR Corp. / Graphitene, It’s All About Shipping


Blue Oceans Partners, Plastic Odyssey, Click Research, Darewin Project, KeeeX, Green Squadron, French-Norwegian Chambre of Commerce


Fraser Yachts


Optima-X, Enso XL, YES Forum


Enkindle Global


Teach Me Now / Get Bee


Golden Wheat


Nordic Innovation Hub, Sitara Shipping, Maritime SHE-EO


Heron Advisory

Hong Kong 

Maker Bay, Coral Reef Mapping, International Ocean Station


Ocean Impact Organisation

South Africa

Blue Economy Future


Usina de Startup

Saudi Arabia 


Creative Ocean Hotspots:

Our ambition is to connect and empower the global collaboration across the hotspots and ecosystems of resources for innovators across ocean & renewables. TOOL combines the best of human interaction and tech for good platform capacity.

The physical starting point of TOOL was in the global marine capital of Oslo, as we conducted the pilot of the worlds first floating entrepreneur lab through the redesigned veteran ferry MS Bjørvika. We now have several ship & floating lab projects signed up as official TOOL fleet partners, and aim to build a global ocean hotspot alliance between cities & hubs around the world.

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