Providers of Investment in the Ocean Economy, Business Accelerators and Growth Support

In 2021 MIT recognised the UK as the leading Ocean Tech nation. The UK has a huge number of highly investable technologies and businesses. This page lists the support on offer to businesses, start ups and ocean tech entrepreneurs. 

If you are interested in reaching the maritime business community with an offer around investment, growth and support or if you would like your organisation to be added to the list below please contact 



Investment readiness support and connects clean tech/blue tech businesses with a range of investors.

Find out more. Andrew Smith, Director


Innovate UK Business Growth Pitchfest

Supporting innovative small to medium sized businesses to hone their investment propositions and pitching skills.

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Offshore Renewable Energy Launch Academy

The Launch Academy is a national technology accelerator programme for the offshore wind industry, focusing on near to market solutions. It is designed to enhance the UK’s offshore wind supply chain, enable greater UK content and support cost reduction through innovation.

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Ocean Solutions Accelerator

Helps entrepreneurs launch a for-profit ocean solution for a sustainable blue economy by providing funding, mentorship, and other critical resources to scale their ventures and amplify their impact.

Find out more. Craig Dudenhoeffer, CTO, Sustainable Oceans Alliance

The Atlantic Smart Ports Blue Acceleration Network (AspBAN)

EU funded, focused on developing a dynamic acceleration platform helping EU Atlantic ports work as blue economy hubs.

Areas of interest for 2022: Digitalisation and improved operational efficiency, Green Transition and positive impact on achieving sustainability metrics, Ports as hubs for blue economy (new business for the ports)

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Swoop Funding

Provide full advisory service across a range of finance products for business, from loans, equity, R&D tax credits to apply for grants.

Find out more. Andrew Moon, Founder and Head of Business Services


Funding for Innovators. Assistance for decarbonisation focused businesses to access the funding. 

Find out more. Nick Prattley, Director

Ernst & Young LLP

Wide range of Grant, R&D, investment and loan advice James Edgar, Senior Manager, Innovation Incentives