Ocean innovation

Ocean innovation

The Challenge

Business as usual is not an option. Change must be propelled by innovation. To fast-track the innovations urgently needed to save the ocean, we must tap into the wealth of creativity from youth leaders, social and technology entrepreneurs, and finance innovators passionate about ocean health. The world needs a facilitator to make the right connections and remove obstacles.

The Impact Area

Enabling a thriving ocean innovation ecosystem that is mature, global, diverse, and well invested, driving transformation towards a sustainable blue economy. Under this impact area sit UpLink Ocean and the 1000 Ocean Startups. UpLink is an open innovation platform that creates bridges for entrepreneurs to connect to the investors, corporate partners, experts and governments they need to scale. The 1000 Ocean Startups is a coalition to accelerate innovation through scaling at least 1000 ocean positive solutions by 2030.

Top Innovators

Blue Carbon Challenge

Blue Food Challenge

Restoring, protecting and investing in the ocean

Virtual Ocean Dialogues Ocean Solutions Sprint

Plastic Ocean Pollution

Growing Food in Water

Ocean Risk and Resilience

Ocean Finance

Illegal Fishing

Supporting Partners

  • Salesforce
  • Coastal Oceans Research and Development - Indian Ocean (CORDIO) East Africa
  • Conservation International
  • REV Ocean
  • Gulf International Bank UK
  • Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions
  • WorldFish
  • 4IROcean
  • "X" - The MoonShot Factory (Alphabet)
  • IUCN
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Katapult Ocean
  • Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust
  • International Coral Reef Initiative
  • BNCFF - Blue Natural Capital Financing Facility
  • SWEN Capital (formerly Blue Ocean Partners)
  • AquaSpark

Founding Partners



Sustainable Development Goals

Other impact areas