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.


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Selection Criteria:

Your company is EU-based or from an eligible sea basin region (Georgia, Turkey, Ukraine, Moldova, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Libya, Mauritania, United Kingdom, or Norway)

Your project TRL is 4 or higher

Your project sector is in one of the 10 blue economy sectors identified for this initiative

Your solution has a clear sustainable impact on the blue economy

Your project is looking for investment

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. 


Bio-tech microalgae

  • Blue biotechnology

Company behind project


About Us
Augusto Rodriguez-Villa: Bachelor in Law. As an entrepreneur, he has nationally and internationally represented the interests of first-class organizations (PHILIPS, MARCONI, CASA, BAZAN, etc.). He was the Founder and President of the most important security group in Spain in the 80s. He also has introduced in Spain the automotive brands MAZDA and KIA, as well as CHEVROLET and CADILLAC (General Motors Group), of whose National Distribution Companies he has been President and main shareholder. His group became the largest car importer in Spain. Through his initiatives, he has created 3,500 jobs. He was elected CEO of the year in 1988 by the Chamber of Commerce Industry. Two of the companies he founded and developed with limited resources entered the ranking of the Top 150 largest companies in Spain by revenues.

Problem we are solving
AlgaEnergy is a biotech company exclusively focused on microalgae, which consolidates in one vehicle almost 5 decades of research in this field of science. It has spent its first 8 years exclusively doing research, scaling up technologies and developing microalgae-based solutions for different sectors. The company is managed by a team of reputed entrepreneurs and scientists and backed by two minor shareholders of reference that are amongst the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations. It is a multi-awarded company, with an innovations network comprised of 150 research partners across the world. The company produces microalgae and extracts valuable compounds thereof to produce agricultural biostimulants. It is the first company in the world focusing on microalgae applied to agriculture.

Sustainable Impact on Blue Ecconomy
Greater agricultural yields (double-digit), optimized qualitative traits and increased resistance to abiotic stress (drought, extreme temperatures, etc.)

  • TRL 9 - Actual system proven through successful mission operations

  • Readiness Assistance Beneficiary

Financial Needs11.000.000

Planned Funding Allocation
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Operations
  • To hire more resources
  • New premises