AspBAN boosts your company April 19, 2022

Are you looking to diversify your business models and revenue sources?

Concerned about the problems and development of the Atlantic ports?

AspBAN, a project that has received funding from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) of the European Union, has opened a call to access the “Open Innovation Program”. An open call to any startup and entrepreneur that develops anywhere in the world, not only in the Atlantic Arc, who seek to be pioneers in innovation and leaders in sustainability, and who can provide solutions to the challenges presented by the Atlantic Ports.

Characteristics of the Open Innovation Program

This call seeks startups from all over the world that are passionate about technology and that have at least one pilot prepared to provide innovative solutions to some of the challenges that ports present. The sectors are: Green Ports; Clean Energy sources for Ports; Port facilities for Off-Shore energy; Waste management & Circular Economy; Ports as catalysers of Natural Capital Value & Restoration; Port infrastructures; New Business derived from Living Marine Resources (Aquaculture and Fisheries); Traffic management, Freights and Logistics; Smart Ports and Industry Digital Transformation; Sustainable Shipping Industry and Maritime Transportation.

The Open Innovation Program will be implemented in a hybrid model, that is, it is both face-to-face and online.

Up to a maximum of 80 startups will be able to go to the speech phase, which will be held online. Next, up to 60 startups will be chosen to participate in the Bootcamp, a phase that will be face-to-face. Do you want to be one of them?

Benefits for selected startups

– Connect with 142 strategic partners of the Atlantic ports;

– Conduct business bootcamp with relevant partners;

– Scale and test the product in a real environment;

– Networking with the startups selected for the Bootcamp.

– Receive personalized mentoring with experts in the Blue Economy sector.

And it’s totally free… So, what are you waiting for to apply?


You have until May 6, 2022 to fill out and submit your application.

Do you qualify? Don’t overthink it and get on board…this call is for you!