The report has been prepared by the newspaper El Referente in collaboration with ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones and points to Incubazul for providing solutions to environmental challenges.
The Free Trade Zone delegate, Fran González, has stressed that the inclusion in the report shows that Incubazul is making its way nationally and internationally.
LThe startups he cites are Premium Catamarans, Senda Tribe, Futuralga and Agualytics and he also includes statements as an expert by the oceanographer and incubator mentor, María Gálvez del Castillo.
Incubazul has 80% co-financing from the European FEDER Funds within the 2014-2020 Operational Program, A way of making Europe, through the INCYDE Foundation.
The first report of the Cleantech Ecosystem in Spain, published by the newspaper El Referente, gives special prominence to the Blue Economy incubator of the Cádiz Free Zone, Incubazul, for contributing through its startups to reducing the carbon footprint and improving the environment. This analysis, prepared in collaboration with ICEX España Exportaciones e Inversiones, highlights the sectors that are helping to transform economic activity to reduce the negative impact on the environment and even generate a positive impact on the ecosystem.
The publication of El Referente, the leading newspaper for entrepreneurial projects in Spain, has made an analysis of startups in the cleantech sector, a sector that brings together companies that incorporate clean technologies into their production chains and that make use of new technologies to have a positive environmental impact, and among them it has selected 4 emerging companies incubated and accelerated in Incubazul: Futuralga, Senda Tribe, Premium Catamarans and Agyalytics. In turn, the report includes the participation as an expert of the oceanographer from Sanlúcar María Gálvez, who has been a mentor of Incubazul since its inception.
The delegate of the Cádiz Free Zone, Fran González, has highlighted the importance of "Incubazul and its entire ecosystem, startups and mentors, having a presence in a report like this, which is a benchmark and a manual in the Cleantech sector , highly innovative initiatives that contribute to improving the environment. The inclusion of Incubazul and its startups as an example of good work in this complete analysis, which comes hand in hand with a benchmark newspaper for startups and a prestigious organization such as ICEX, confirms that our incubator is making its way to nationally and internationally, with startups that combine the use of marine resources and innovation with sustainability and the environment”.
ICEX, in collaboration with El Referente, has identified a total of 780 startups in 9 verticals (water, agrotech, biodiversity and forest management, bluetech, climatech, constructech, circular economy, energy and mobility). Within this framework, Andalusia has a total of 79 emerging companies in the cleantech sector.
The report gives special relevance to Incubazul startups that solve different challenges. De Premium Catamarans affirms that it solves the challenge of collecting ocean data and knowing to protect. This start-up company, in Incubazul since October 2022, develops intelligent, strategic and multifunctional catamarans for ocean data collection and autonomous navigation.
De Senda Tribe, also incubated since autumn 2022, highlights its ability to solve the challenge of making and selling clothing made from marine waste and giving waste a new useful life. The sustainable swimwear brand "key to be considered a startup in the blue economy sector" has the double aspect of working for sustainable and innovative fashion.
As for Futuralga, in Incubazul since its inception, it is an example of a solution for the use of invasive algae in various activities or goods and thus maintain the ecosystem to protect biodiversity. The startup designs sustainable packaging valuing the arribazones, algae collected on the shores of the beaches, betting on an innovative proposal within the framework of the Circular Bioeconomy.
Lastly, the Cleantech Ecosystem map refers to Agualytics, which offers solutions for comprehensive, efficient and sustainable management of the water cycle in agriculture. The company, which focuses on the efficient management of the water cycle, has been accelerating in Incubazul since February 2023.
As for María Gálvez del Castilo, oceanographer, environmentalist and mentor of Incubazul, she makes some statements in the report, as an expert, about the challenge of controlling the quality of marine water and its biosphere. In them, she points to the importance of monitoring through tools such as satellite images and AI technology to achieve progress and results.
Last April, El Referente in another publication already made a selection of the 15 “top” Spanish startups in the Bluetech sector, among which 4 Incubazul ventures stood out: Futuralga, Senda Tribe, Premium Catamarans, and also, on this occasion , to Newmind.
The Cádiz Free Zone implements a project with Incubazul to be a benchmark in the Blue Economy throughout Spain and in which circumstances are fostered to attract and promote talent and ideas with the oceans and seas as the main focus.
There are already 63 startups that are part of its acceleration program, which have accessed the Free Zone incubator in four entry windows. Currently, Incubazul maintains a permanent call for any highly innovative initiative linked to the blue economy.
Incubazul has the support of the European Union that co-finances it, through the Incyde Foundation, of the Chambers of Commerce of Spain, 80% by the FEDER within the Plurirregional Operational Program 2014-2020 within axis 3: Improving the competitiveness of small and medium-sized companies and the 3rd investment priority Promotion of entrepreneurship, in particular, facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas, and promoting the creation of new companies, also through incubators.
This High Technology Incubator Project for the promotion of innovation and technology transfer to microSMEs in the blue economy sector in Andalusia “[BlueEcoIncuba x Logistical]Tech = ZONA BASE – INCUBAZUL 2.0” is 80% financed by the European Regional Development Fund within the Pluriregional Operational Program of Spain FEDER 2014-2020 OP. “A way of making Europe” within axis 3: Improving the Competitiveness of SMEs, Thematic Objective 3 Improving the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises, and investment priority 3 Promotion of entrepreneurship, in particular, facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas, and promoting the creation of new companies, also through incubators.”