Our mission is to break down silos, educate, collaborate and to facilitate the creation of innovative solutions for clean water, climate resiliency, and healthy & secure oceans.
Our vision is for a water access blue innovation center "BLUE," for the global collaborative ecosystem of the BLUE Institute (our sister non-profit 501C3) and the BLUE Institute Labs, PBC to advance Startups, commercialize technology, support research, create Workforce, and expose students - especially females and other under-represented groups through experiential learning & internships to the myriad of opportunities in the burgeoning Blue Economy. We are committed to facilitating an "open innovation" culture of “innovation through collaboration,” currently through a virtual ecosystem, while we develop an ocean access location to support the needs of our partners and members for collaborative & innovative ocean access testing, training, business and technology commercialization.
Join us as we build out an inclusive, open innovation hub for BlueTech & the wider blue economy that supports local, regional, and international sustainable development.
Unique hands-on, cross-disciplinary, project based, soft-skills infused “Blue Semester” for exposure to water & oceans career opportunities, research applications, and community leadership needs.
Water, Oceans & Climate Change Research led by Partner Institutions and offering research topics aligned advanced coursework for both undergraduate and graduate students.
We are mission driven to find innovative solutions for clean water, climate resiliency, healthy and secure oceans through inclusive, open, collaboration. Together we are stronger, and we know the best innovation comes from bringing disparate groups together to problem solve and create.
4) Workforce & Local Economic Development
Specialized curriculum and trainings for workforce readiness and college to career. An estimated forty plus local year-round jobs will be created to support residential campus needs.
5) Public Private Partnership
Opportunity to support regional Blue Economy and Climate Initiatives, and to create partnerships with corporate, philanthropic and government organizations.
6) Environmental Impact
Opportunity to create workable solutions that positively impact the environment, as well as, creating new jobs, new products, and a new generation & network of water thought leadership