The NARWHAL CHALLENGE would like to invite applications from maritime and ocean technology start-ups and project leaders based in North America and interested in establishing their presence in Europe through the Finistère area of the Brittany region in France.
The western part of the Brittany region in western France, also known as Finistère, has a large maritime based economy with :
Startups and project leaders in the following categories are eligible to apply :
The objective of this challenge is to select innovative project and startups looking for an expansion into the European market through the Brittany region of France. This immersive program of one week would allow the participants to connect with the local academic and economic eco-system and would also allow them to :
Financial assistance: A 500 euros travel assistance, boarding & lodging as well as some meals are also included for the selected companies. Project partners:
The Narwhal Challenge initiative has been launched in partnership with Village by CA Finistère, an innovative project accelerator and member of the 1st start-up support network in Europe, and the Campus mondial de la mer in Brest which is a project focused on the development of a sustainable maritime economy, or “blue development”.