April 22, 2021

National Science Foundation's Networked Blue Economy Ocean Accelerator

National Science Foundation's Networked Blue Economy Ocean Accelerator

The NSF has launched an accelerator program - the Networked Blue Economy Convergence Accelerator, a $30 million grant program now open for team proposals. Teams with the best ideas receive an investment of up to $5.75M over three years. The teams also compete and collaborate to develop new sustainable products and services for America's blue economy. If you have an idea, submit a letter of intent quickly as they are due May 5th of 2021.


The team sits down with  Douglas Mughan - the NSF office head for the convergence accelerator, Chris Sanford -  a program director with the accelerator, and Clea Harrelson -  2021 Knauss Marine policy fellow, to talk about what the National Science Foundation is hoping to achieve with this new program. 

We also speak with Fadel Adib - Doherty Chair of Ocean Utilization and Associate Professor at the MIT Media Lab and EECS and Seth Zippel - an assistant scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution who generated the idea. 

Letters of intent are due May 5th for this huge opportunity, learn more here.