Join the Global Competition to Beat Biofouling

The World Ocean Council (WOC) and The Ocean Opportunity Lab (TOOL) are collaborating to launch a global competition focused on innovative solutions and technologies to improve the prevention, management and monitoring of marine biofouling.

The Innovation Competition is open to startups, innovators, researchers and collaborative initiatives. Established corporates cannot participate. Submissions are invited in 3 general categories where there is critical demand for sustainable solutions:

  • ​Anti-fouling systems
  • Surface cleaning & maintenance
  • Monitoring biofouling and measuring performance

Selected proposals will earn a spot in the pitchfest taking place during WOC’s Sustainable Ocean Summit in October, with representatives from the investment community. In addition, proposals from each category will be featured on the TOOL Project Platform, TOOL Spawn, as “Solutions to Watch.”

The deadline for submissions is July 30.

To learn more, join the discussion during one of two virtual launch events:

For more information about the competition, visit TOOL Spawn.

You can also register to join one of two launch events that will be held on 19 May 2022:

Register for Session 1 – May 19 @ 9.00 CEST

Register for Session 2 – May 19 @ 18.00 CEST