What is the BlueInvest Project Pipeline?

See our showcase of innovative projects and entrepreneurs who are shaping the Blue Economy.

Projects consist of innovative, scalable and sustainable business ventures from traditional and emerging sectors of the maritime economy.

The graphs below provide an overview of the country distribution, sector, and TRL of projects currently listed in the BlueInvest Project Pipeline.

 

Project Country

Country in which the project is being developed and / or implemented. 

Project Sector

Main blue economy sector the project relates to.

Project TRL

Current technology readiness level of the project. 

Clean Ocean Collective

Prevent plastic entering the ocean

  • Ocean pollution & water management

Company behind project
Clean Ocean Collective

Netherlands

About Us
Michiel Reinoud Co-Founder
Serial entrepreneur in retail marketing
First hand experience in plastic waste collection
Founder & exit MBRC the Ocean

Merlijn Lammersen
Fin-tech expert
Realized substantial digital growth in Finance (ING, Aegon, KNAB)



Problem we are solving
Research shows that 91% of consumers in SE Asia are concerned about plastic waste, but don’t act accordingly. As a result, over 5 million tonnes of plastic waste are mismanged and end up in our oceans.

By providing financial rewards for recycling plastics, Smart Waste Hubs help shift consumer behaviours and fill the gaps left by inadequate waste management services. Smart Waste Hubs are custom designed, contained system that collects, processes and prepares plastics while rewarding people for recycling through our Smart Waste App and e-wallet.


Smart Waste Hubs also serve as educational points, with exterior real-estate used to share key messages around the 3Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle.

Sustainable Impact on Blue Ecconomy
By providing financial rewards for recycling plastics, Smart Waste Hubs help shift consumer behaviours and fill the gaps left by inadequate waste management services. This way we close the loop of plastic consumption to recycling and as a result prevent substantial amounts of plastic waste ending up in the ocean Unlike other programs we provide a direct and easy accessible financial reward through our App and e-wallet and can reach unparalleled recycling efficiency thanks to the unique Umincorp recycling technology in our Smart Waste Hubs.

TRL
  • TRL 6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment



Financial NeedsSee deck, Phase 1 (MVP) is EUR 1 mio

Planned Funding Allocation
  • Improve our R&D: 50
  • Sales and Marketing: 10
  • Operations: 40