BRIDGE-BS: Black Sea Accelerator now open for applications!


The Black Sea Accelerator, facilitated by BRIDGE-BS and DOORS Black Sea projects, aims to transform science into future business opportunities to provide services and support initiatives to foster a sustainable, innovative, and circular blue economy.

What: The Accelerator supports scaling up of sustainable businesses operating in Blue Economy across the Black Sea by offering market analysis, host pitching, and matchmaking opportunities.

Who: Black Sea-based eligible organizations such as companies, start-ups, organizations, and universities, but the program also welcomes non-regional applicants interested in extending their solutions in the region.

Services: Both established (market-ready) and emerging solutions are eligible.


  • Ocean Observation and Monitoring
  • Ports, Transport, and Logistics
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture Practices
  • Tourism and Recreational Activities
  • Blue Biotech and Related Products
  • Sustainable and Renewable Marine Energy
  • Nature-based Solutions and Services

Discover more information here

Apply to make waves (by 31 October 2023) here

Moreover, in order to introduce the Black Sea Accelerator, a joint online launch event will be held on July 3rd at 10-11 CET providing further information. Do not hesitate to register!

ICBSS is a core partner of the BRIDGE-BS project leading WP8 on science-policy dialogue.


For more information, please visit our official website and follow us on the social media 

Director General of ICBSS: Georgios Mitrakos

Contact Person: Elpida Besi (; +30210 32 42 321-22)