Venture Connect

Green Investment Programme

Programme Overview

Venture Connect launched in February 2024 at the Port of Tyne’s 2050 Innovation Hub linking SMEs in the North East region with maritime industry investors. This is a great opportunity to accelerate the progress of your start-up organisation looking to innovate in the maritime industry. We offer access to expert business coaching, one-on-one mentorship, a network of investors, and the time to network with like-minded individuals.

Who is Venture Connect For?

Venture Connect is intended for SMEs contributing to green growth in the North East region and likewise, responsible investors with an equally green agenda looking to provide these SMEs with the correct funding to accelerate their venture. The program caters to a diverse range of participants, spanning from universities seeking to commercialize valuable research to forward-thinking CEOs intentionally aiming to bring innovative solutions to maritime challenges onto the market.

What are the Maritime Industry Challenges?

  • Data and AI for Decarbonisation
  • Clean Energy Transition
  • Battery Technology & Innovation
  • Electrification Technology & Infrastructure
  • Energy from Waste
  • Green Operational Efficiency from Smart Automation & Autonomy
  • Sustainable Supply Chain
  • Green Logistics Integration
  • Climate Change Resilience

What to Expect from the Programme

The programme will follow the structure detailed below:

How to get involved

If you think Venture Connect is something your organisation would like to get involved with, click here to apply now.

Applications will be closing soon and dates for the programme will be announced in due course.

Alternatively, if you have any further questions or think your services would be useful to support the content in this programme, do not hesitate to get in touch. Please email and our team will get back to you promptly.

Find out more about the programme

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