OPEN CALL FOR STARTUPS: Shortlist will be announced soon! December 5, 2021

The AspBAN Project’s Acceleration Program for Startups aims to develop innovative solutions that can effectively respond to the innovation needs, challenges and priorities of the Ports of the Atlantic, with a clear focus on sustainability.

A total of 121 startups submitted their proposals. They are currently in the evaluation phase, where an Expert Committee on the sector is taking into account factors such as the technology developed, the value proposition of the project, the potential in the market, the viability … Only the 80 best startups will be selected, that will implement their proposals in AspBAN’s focus countries (Portugal, Spain, France, Ireland).

The selected startups will receive an Acceleration Service that consists of weekly workshops on topics related to Product-Market adaptation, collaboration within the Blue Economy, Metrics, Implementation and Scaling, etc. These will be complemented by mentoring sessions with experts.

In addition, the Online Pitch Event will begin on January 12. They will take place every two months and startups will have the opportunity to target investors, ports and other relevant stakeholders in the ever-growing AspBAN network.

Selected innovative startups will offer cutting-edge solutions to help drive digitization and improve operational efficiency, green transition, and positive impact on achieving sustainability metrics.

If you could not apply, do not worry because we will launch new calls throughout 2022.

Stay tuned and check out: AspBAN project 2021 – Atlantic smart ports blue acceleration network.

We would like to thank everyone who applied!