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5.1.2018

DEEP Baltic Sea Challenge aims to create new blue business

DEEP, a two-track challenge to protect and develop the Baltic Sea will gather students, entrepreneurs, and other innovators to solve a sustainability challenge: how to create sustainable business from the Baltic Sea. The challenge will culminate in a weekend-long final at Allas Sea Pool in Helsinki, 9–11 February.

Jointly organised by Luke-coordinated BlueNordic project, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Finnish Water Forum, Allas Sea Pool, and Helsinki Think Company, DEEP has two focus areas:

  • Solutions for a cleaner Baltic Sea
  • New food and non-food products from fish, algae and aquatic plants.

In addition, there is a policy challenge to develop or reform policies to create better opportunities for sustainable business.

The winners of the challenge will receive a monetary prize and an opportunity to further develop their idea to a business concept in Helsinki Think Company’s accelerator program. The best ideas from the policy track will be presented to political decision-makers on local and/or national level.

Want to participate DEEP?

Do you have a great idea that could be developed into a business concept or a new policy? Create a team and register by 29 January!
For more information, please refer to the DEEP website or contact:
Anssi Ahvonen, anssi.ahvonen@luke.fi
Eero Mikkola, eero.mikkola@luke.fi
Mikko Salmi, mikko.salmi@luke.fi

DEEP invitation