Scrubber manufacturer seeks green new pastures with start-up competition

Scandinavian scrubber manufacturer Yara Marine has launched a corporate accelerator program. Yara Marine X is a start-up competition with a green focus.

“Our corporate mission is to nurture the next generation of high value, high performance sustainable ocean technologies,” said Yara Marine CEO Thomas Koniordos. “With this new program, we are seeking to position Yara Marine in the global start-up space while developing new opportunities for the company.”

The long-term goal for the program is to integrate new ideas into Yara Marine’s business.

The competition is designed to attract mature start-ups looking for partners and investors.

The winner will enter a bootcamp orientation of two weeks, followed by six months in a tailored accelerator program. The program includes office space, a $10,000 up-front stimulus grant, potential later-stage investment from Yara Marine, and access to the company’s mentors, network and facilities. Piloting and distribution opportunities with Yara Marine customers, suppliers and network are part of the longer-term plan.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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