The final event of the Pilot Action 1 of MISTRAL revealed the winners of the blue business plan competition.
The Blue Growth Elevator Pitch Competition took place remotely on the 22nd October 2020 from 9am to 6pm. The event, organised by Pôle Mer Méditerranée, gathered around 80 Mediterranean stakeholders of several Blue Growth sectors: maritime and coastal tourism, blue technologies, maritime surveillance, fisheries and aquaculture.
14 projects have been presented as part of the Elevator pitch competition. The project holders answered the questions of a multinational judging panel, chaired by Mr Roberto Cimino, president of the Blue Growth Italian technology cluster. This pitching session was completed by two external presentations. Mrs Daniela Cedola highlighted the opportunities offered by the Blue Invest Platform. Mr Xavier Guillou, from the DG MARE presented an overview of the blue growth domains.
Several prices were awarded:
Grand Prix : Frank Neumann with Subtrophi
Innovation Prize : Jorge Gutiérrez Martínez with ECOncrete
Eloquence : Ana Portada with Oceanario XR & Alessio Adamiano with Recover Ingredients
Audience Choice Award : Max Rota with Natural Art Reef & Paolo Diviacco with MaDCrow
The event has been a great success and allowed blue growth stakeholders to exchange thanks to online B2B meetings.