Richard Donnelly, Salmon and Shellfish Manager, BIM said:
The idea for an accelerator is to put start-ups on the path to growth and scale. We are at the birth of a new field of innovation in aquaculture. More people from different disciplines are getting involved, including those with backgrounds in AI and other areas of tech. They’re beginning to think about systems and software that can transform aquaculture to help meet the growing demand for safe, nutritious, and sustainable seafood.
The BIM Aquatech Innovation Studio is designed with early-stage projects in mind. Together with Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency (BIM), this is an opportunity to validate your technology against a global network of aquaculture industry experts and scale.
The BIM Aquatech Innovation Studio is non-equity and completely free for all participants.
The programme is being run by Hatch and supported by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. It will bring in between eight to twelve start-ups to connect with BIM and Hatch staff in addition to leading entrepreneurs and investors from the global aquaculture industry to leverage their expertise and to support their commercial ideas.