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

Through elevating the role of ocean innovation in global conversations, supporting innovators to reach new heights and driving coordinated action across multiple stakeholders, this impact area enables a thriving ocean innovation ecosystem that is mature, global, diverse and well invested, driving transformation to a sustainable blue economy.

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