Blue Invest 2018

hosted by European Commission

Square Brussels Meeting Centre

Start: 17 May 2018

End: 17 May 2018

    Blue Invest 2018

    Call for expression of interest

    Deadline: The call for application closed on 14 March.


    Rules and Guidelines

    Please read carefully these rules before submitting the application

    Presentation topics:

    The European Commission reserves the right to determine if the proposed presentation is relevant to the Blue Invest 2018 topic. Pitches should be submitted by any company active in an ocean-related economic sector, including fisheries, aquaculture, biotechnology, renewable energy, shipping, logistics, tourism and waste management (e.g. marine litter). All European Commission decisions are final.


    Your application must arrive by filling in the questionnaire by the deadline of 09 March 2018 at 12.00 (Brussels time). Abstract received after this date and time will be placed in a secondary abstract group for potential selection if space becomes available.

    Financial support:

    Project submissions are free and do not require a fee payment.

    If your project is accepted for pitching, the European Commission will support you with a lump sum of 500 € that will be transferred to your bank account upon signature of the attendance list the day of the event.

    The pitch:

    By submitting an application, you are indicating your intent to attend and make a pitching presentation at Blue Invest 2018, if accepted. So please make sure you are available on 17 May 2018 before applying.

    Any pitcher will give a single presentation. The presentation will last 5 minutes. It has to be done in English. No interpretation will be available. Audiovisual and technical support will be provided. Possible investors will be given the opportunity to ask you questions.

    Project pipeline and consent of treatment of data:

    The European Commission (DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries) has been developing a strategy to promote innovation and mobilize investment in the blue economy. Among the initiatives undertaken, the European Commission has created a project pipeline of projects which have the potential to be bankable and viable. In this regard, the European Commission, with the support of an external consultant, is working on analysing, enhancing and improving the pipeline.

    By filling in the questionnaire for pitching at Blue Invest 2018, applicants agree that the information they provide is used to complement the ongoing work of the European Commission on the project pipeline and that the information provided will be included in the pipeline database.

    In case of disagreement, explicitly express it and send an email to


    We are looking to having you onboard


    Don’t forget to bring enough business cards!



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    Please note that you will have 45 minutes to fill in and submit your pitching application. No draft can be saved. In order to prepare the application, you can consult the questions in advance in the document below

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