Marine tech accelerator opens for applications

January 10, 2022 // By Nick Flaherty
Marine tech accelerator opens for applications
Yara Marine Technologies in Norway is looking for ten startups for its three month startup accelerator programme.

Yara Marine X offers selected startups the opportunity to develop and pilot their technology development with direct access to Yara Marine’s industry expertise, network distribution and knowledge scale.

The accelerator program aims to make it easier for early phase startups with relevant clean technologies or work that addresses sustainability to access the resources they need to make their solutions widely available across the maritime industry. The Yara Marine X program is designed to facilitate partnership opportunities, possible investments, and a collaborative future with Yara Marine and its network.

“At Yara Marine, we are committed to enabling a clean transition to a decarbonized future. We are innovators at heart and always pursuing the improvements we need to make real sustainable change. I believe that to achieve this, we must encourage fresh approaches to longstanding problems and welcome new voices within our industry” said Thomas Koniordos, CEO of Yara Marine Technologies.

“Even with the proliferation of cutting-edge clean technologies being proposed and tested, the needs of the industry are likely to outweigh the timeline, financial capital, production capacity and/ or market availability for recent technology startups. It is therefore crucial that those of us with experience in this process act as hubs to facilitate rapid development and entry to market,” said Per Bjärkby, Chief Technology Officer of Yara Marine Technologies.

A Yara Marine X screening team will select 10 applicants from the startups that complete the application process. These startups will be invited to an event, currently scheduled for mid-March 2022, where they have the chance to present their business model to a panel of industry experts and receive feedback.

The winner(s) will receive the opportunity to participate a 2-week, highly facilitated, on-site bootcamp in Oslo and/ or Gothenburg and a 3-month tailored accelerator program. Based on individual startup needs, Yara Marine will provide competency guidance and mentorship to the winner(s) enrolled, as well as the chance to work hands-on alongside the


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