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START-UP AQUACULTURE ACCELERATOR THIS OCTOBER SEEKS TO NURTURE NEW TALENT

START-UP AQUACULTURE ACCELERATOR

Start-up aquaculture accelerator this October seeks to nurture new talent.. Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency  launches its 2021 aquaculture accelerator programme. The programme is aimed at early stage tech, fintech and AI start-ups with ideas in aquaculture innovation and is taking place between the 11th and 22nd of October in the RDI Hub in the South West of Ireland in Co Kerry.

Richard Donnelly, Salmon and Shellfish Manager, BIM said:

“The idea for an accelerator is to put start-ups on the path to growth and scale. We are at the birth of a new field of innovation in aquaculture. More people from different disciplines are getting involved, including those with backgrounds in AI and other areas of tech. They’re beginning to think about systems and software that can transform aquaculture to help meet the growing demand for safe, nutritious and sustainable seafood.”

The programme is being run by Hatch and supported by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. It will bring in between eight to twelve start-ups to connect with BIM and Hatch staff in addition to leading entrepreneurs and investors from the global aquaculture industry to leverage their expertise and to support their commercial ideas.

Applications are now open. For more details go to  https://www.hatch.blue/ireland-innovation-studios

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