Ocean Community Challenge 2021
When the oceans breathe, we breathe.
The ocean is crying out for new ideas to survive and thrive! The Ocean Community Challenge (OCC) is a global challenge calling for these innovative solutions to solve ocean challenges.
The driving force behind OCC is to inspire people to see the new opportunities that the ocean offers and to explore how emerging technologies leveraged with ocean resources could help solve the challenges of the ocean.
Our goal is to support and prepare the participants to take the next step into commercializing their ideas.
Enrolling in the Ocean Community Challenge means joining a community of ocean entrepreneurs and innovators offering an invaluable opportunity to connect and network with like-minded. All participants in scope will receive professional feedback based on an evaluation of their ideas.
The best teams will be assigned a dedicated business mentor to help develop their idea and prepare for the final pitch session. They will also get the opportunity to pitch to an angel investor panel providing real-time feedback on their solution.
The awarded teams will be invited to the Winners’ Circle including tailored activities to support further development of their solutions. The prize also includes a monetary award of in total 5000€ to be distributed between the teams at OCC discretion.
We have defined 5 main categories for ocean challenges, you may participate in the following:
1. Ocean Conservation
2. Ocean Harvesting
5. Ocean Data
To participate, you must include at minimum a prototype of your product. The submissions in scope will first go through an assessment, which will provide professional feedback to all submissions. The most promising solutions (up to 10) will be selected for the final event and will compete for the prize. The finalists selection will be based on an overall qualitative and quantitative assessment.
All submissions must be submitted by October 15th, 2021.
The submission includes a number of questions relevant to the assessment criteria. In addition to answering these questions, the participants are expected to submit:
• Pitch presentation deck (max 10 slides).
• Supporting documentation presenting the prototype, minimum viable product or final product.
We are excited to receive your solutions!
Find more information on www.oceancommunitychallenge.com
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