Blue Impact Investment Workshop


Currently: KITZ - Kieler Innovations- und Technologiezentrum GmbH, Schauenburgerstraße 116, 24118 Kiel, Germany

The event will be held in English. Following the workshop, there will be an opportunity for further exchange and networking over a small snack.

Panel discussion and start-up feedback round with

Olivier Ribaud, SWEN Blue Ocean, French impact investment fund with a focus on marine and sustainable issues

Heinz Schelwat, Sea & Sun Technology GmbH, experienced entrepreneur and managing director of one of the leading technology companies in the blue bioeconomy in northern Germany

Olaf Birkner, management consultant, trainer and serial founder

Andrew Eckhardt, co-founder of the German aquaculture start-up Next Tuna GmbH

StartUp Pitches

Startups from the environment of the blue bioeconomy present their concept and receive feedback from the experts


AQUATOR, the first aquatic accelerator of the blue bioeconomy, presents itself and its range of services.

The Innovation Space Bioeconomy on Marine Sites has generated a multitude of new insights and concepts since its inception in 2019. Many of these have emerged from applied research and close cooperation with companies. Although this provides the best conditions for long-term, economic exploitation and technology transfer, only a fraction of the approaches can be directly exploited. Especially under the current framework conditions for entrepreneurial growth and start-ups, access to capital and investment is a limiting factor.

We want to get to the bottom of the reasons for this obstacle and provide solutions. In an exchange with investors, accelerators, start-ups and other guests, all our members, project partners and especially the employees from our projects are cordially invited to learn something.

You can expect reports from successful and less successful start-ups and transfer measures. We will learn first-hand about the requirements a blue investment fund places on its clients and how (student) spin-offs can also be realised through an established accelerator programme.

And all this with a clear focus on BLUE BIO-ECONOMY!

Detailed programme to follow. Registration is requested.