Thank you to everyone who submitted an application for Blue Finance Accelerator. Applications are now closed. This page will be updated when selected startups and SMEs have been selected.
Blue Finance Accelerator is a programme presented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Asian Development Bank (ADB), in collaboration with the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime and Investment Affairs and Instellar Indonesia.
This 6-month accelerator programme aims to provide capacity-building and support mechanisms on business and impact for startups and SMEs operating in blue sectors – sustainable fisheries, aquaculture, marine debris waste management, plastic pollution reduction, climate change mitigation or adaptation.
The programme will target a minimum of 12 SMEs/Startups, consisting of six startups and six SMEs to undergo acceleration.
Participants selected for Accelerator programme should have solutions or business that meet the following criteria:
Must have at least one woman in the leadership position in the company.
Address Blue Sector Challenge
• Waste management
• Marine and coastal protection and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystem
• Sustainable fisheries
• Disaster management and risk reduction
• Marine renewable energy
• Maritime Industry decarbonization
Pre-Seed or Seed Level Stage
Proven by validated business model and traction.
Having Awareness on the Climate Adaptation & Resilience
For example: carbon emission reductions, climate-resilient and energy efficiency, etc.
Selected startups and SMEs will benefit from tailored support provided by a dedicated team and industry experts.
Ranging from business, innovation, impact measurement and management, gender lens approach, and blue-themed topics
Advisory team & mentors will support throughout the process to ensure the business growth
Wider business connections with other players in the blue sector, such as industry experts, investors, and governments; access to UNDP and Instellar community networks.
Access to blended finance facilities*.
*Blended finance facilities can be optimized by combining several sources of funding or financing in one project, such as from the government budget, private parties, and/or donors (philanthropy).
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