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Washington Maritime Blue’s Innovation Accelerator Graduates its Third Cohort
May 13, 2022
Washington Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator, the global resource to accelerate innovative solutions that benefit maritime and ocean economies, healthy marine and ocean ecosystems, and equitable and resilient communities, celebrates the eight startups from its third Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator. A showcase event will be held May 26, 2022 at the University of Washington to share the cohort’s new funding, product launches, and other milestones.
Welcome Cassidy Fisher to team Blue
Washington Maritime Blue is excited to announce the expansion of our Joint Innovation Project (JIP) team with the addition of Cassidy Fisher. She is an experienced project manager driven by a desire to combat climate change. In her new role, she will work to advance the development and implementation of Joint Innovation Projects, as well as support stakeholder management and partnership building.
Maritime Blue is Finalist for Build Back Better Award
Washington Maritime Blue was chosen from more than 500 nationwide applicants for initial funding and is the only finalist from Washington State to now compete for once-in-a-generation funding of up to $100 million of $1 billion in the U.S. Department of Commerce EDA’s challenge.
Our Maritime Blue Accelerator and its Impact
Our Program Director, Josh Carter outlines some of the impact our accelerator has had over the past two years including some thoughts from our ecosystem partners. Check out the post by clicking the button on the left.
Maritime Electrification Workshop Report
Workshop report for the September 15, 2021 “Maritime Electrification for Utilities Workshop” hosted by PNNL, MARAD, Washington Maritime Blue, and DNV.
Annual Report 2020/21
Over our 2020-2021 fiscal year, Maritime Blue has focused on enriching program and project delivery, fostering leadership, and creating the necessary infrastructure to deliver on our mission.
NEWS RELEASE: Finnish Ambassador visits Tacoma and Maritime Blue
Tacoma, WA – Finland’s Ambassador to the US, Mikko Hautala, visited the Center for Urban Waters and the Tacoma Maritime Innovation Incubator on September 14. Finland and Washington State have been in discussions over the last several months regarding the advancement of port innovation, marine health, and the blue economy.
NEWS RELEASE: Silverback and PURE Watercraft Awarded Historic Vessel Contract
Seattle, WA – It was announced on April 6th, 2021 that two companies from the Washington Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator were awarded a contract to build a pump out vessel for the Port of Lopez. This vessel was purchased through a generous grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and will serve as the first all-electric pump out vessel for the port.
QUIET SOUND: A proposal to reduce impacts to Orcas
The goal of the Quiet Sound program is to better understand and reduce the cumulative effects of acoustic and physical disturbance from large commercial vessels on Southern Resident Orcas throughout their range in Washington State.
BLUE WAVE: What’s New
with Maritime Blue
A quarterly news update on all that is going on within Washington Maritime Blue, its members, partners and affiliated programs around the globe – all working to accelerate innovation and grow the blue economy for a sustainable maritime industry.
WA Recycled Paper Barging Study w/ Decarbonization
Washington Maritime Blue, in collaboration with Impact Washington and DNV, announces the release of a report (‘Recycled Paper Barging to Washington State Mills’) examining barging options for supplying wastepaper feedstocks to Washington State recycled containerboard mills. An associated study (‘Zero Emissions Barge Feasibility Study’) explores opportunities to accelerate decarbonization through batteries for short sea shipping.
Annual Report 2019/20
Over just this first year, Maritime Blue has driven capital investments toward a clean energy future, has convened partnerships to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship and is consciously building the trust with communities that is necessary to develop an equitable and just twenty-first century workforce.