Yara invites tech start-ups to join accelerator programme

Yara invites tech start-ups to join accelerator programme

Yara Marine Technologies is now accepting applications for the second edition of its 3-month tailored start-up accelerator programme, Yara Marine X.

The programme offers selected companies the opportunity to develop and pilot their innovative solutions while supported by direct access to Yara Marine’s industry competence, network distribution and knowledge scale.

The accelerator programme aims to make it easier for early phase start-ups with relevant clean technologies or work that addresses sustainability to access the resources they need to make their solutions widely available across the maritime industry. The Yara Marine X programme is designed to facilitate partnership opportunities, possible investments, and a collaborative future with Yara Marine and its network.

A Yara Marine X screening team will select 10 applicants from the start-ups that complete the application process. These start-ups will be invited to an event, currently scheduled for mid-March 2022, where they have the chance to present their business model to a panel of industry experts and receive feedback.

“At Yara Marine, we are committed to enabling a clean transition to a decarbonised future. We are innovators at heart and always pursuing the improvements we need to make real sustainable change. I believe that to achieve this, we must encourage fresh approaches to longstanding problems and welcome new voices within our industry” said Thomas Koniordos, CEO of Yara Marine Technologies.

“Even with the proliferation of cutting-edge clean technologies being proposed and tested, the needs of the industry are likely to outweigh the timeline, financial capital, production capacity and/ or market availability for recent technology start-ups. It is therefore crucial that those of us with experience in this process act as hubs to facilitate rapid development and entry to market,” said Per Bjärkby, chief technology officer of Yara Marine Technologies.

The winner(s) will receive the opportunity to participate in a 2-week, highly facilitated, on-site bootcamp in Oslo and/ or Gothenburg and a 3-month tailored accelerator programme. Based on individual startup needs, Yara Marine will provide competency guidance and mentorship to the winner(s) enrolled, as well as the chance to work hands-on alongside the Yara Marine X team.

To apply, visit the Yara Marine X website.