Yara Marine X opens accelerator programme for tech start-ups
Yara Marine Technologies is now accepting applications for the second edition of its 3-month tailored startup accelerator programme. The programme offers selected companies an opportunity to develop and pilot innovative solutions while being supported by direct access to Yara Marine’s industry competence, network distribution and knowledge scale.
“We are committed to enabling a clean transition to a decarbonised 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,” says Thomas Koniordos, CEO of Yara Marine Technologies.
The accelerator programme 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 by facilitating partnership opportunities, possible investments, and collaborations.
Ten applicants will be invited 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 on-site bootcamp in Oslo and/ or Gothenburg, and a 3-month tailored accelerator programme. 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 Yara Marine X team.
“As a leading green technology provider, we have the knowledge, skillset, and infrastructure required to fast track sustainable and green technologies. Accelerating the timeline for the development and market entry process for viable green technologies can help address emissions and the effects of climate change. We must act now to find workable solutions for different users and markets if we intend to save our planet and leave it healthier for future generations,” says Koniordos.