Crowdfunding is a funding tool that can play a key role in financing SMEs seeking to develop initiatives to improve sustainability. In the framework of the Blue Economy, it can bridge the financial gap between innovative ideas and their market application. As crowdfunding allows engaging citizens in economic initiatives that enable a shift to a more sustainable economy, its power goes far beyond: Mainstreaming the crowdfunding will contribute to deploying European solutions, thus allowing blue-economy SMEs to get better access to funding, and innovation capacities in the blue growth sector which will be improved.
Within this perspective, INSULEUR announced the two entrepreneurs selected in the first Blue Crowdfunding Mediterranean call (#BlueCrowdMED), and they’ve already launched their campaigns.
These campaigns are promoted by INSULEUR and are supported by the Interreg MED project – “BlueCrowdfunding – Capacity building for blue economy stakeholders to effectively use crowdfunding” which aims to unlock the blue economy’s potential in the Mediterranean region. If you also have an innovative solution in the sector, stay tuned !
Meanwhile, the two participants from Greece will try to achieve the needed funding to finance their innovative projects. All information about these projects and how to support them is available on the gogetfunding platfrom.
Feel free to share these campaigns and help the entrepreneurs obtain the greatest success and beneficial results for the Mediterranean region through the results of their projects.