World Oceans Week: 5 Ways to Support

31/05/2017By Matt ScottBlog, News

June 8, 2017 is World Oceans Day, a global celebration in recognition of the power and necessity of our oceans. June 8 is also the day the InnovationXchange and SecondMuse conclude the Aquacelerator, helping accelerator ten sustainable aquaculture solutions. We want you to be part of the festivities! Here are five ways you can support … Read More

Startup Stories: MicroSynbiotiX (Interview with the Life Science Network)

18/05/2017By Matt ScottUncategorized

This month, the Life Science Network — a forum for life science executives, scientists, entrepreneurs, investors and media professionals to foster communication, connections, and collaboration — interviewed MicroSynbiotiX CEO and co-founder, Simon Porphy. Click here to read the original interview.   MicroSynbiotiX, an early-stage biotech company based in Ireland, is developing oral vaccines to prevent infectious … Read More

A Photo Diary: EnerGaia’s Work with Local Women Entrepreneurs, Farmers, and Fishermen

11/05/2017By Matt ScottUncategorized

Following the kickoff of the Aquacelerator, EnerGaia, partnering with land, building, and factory owners to utilize excess space for the cultivation of spirulina, has been hard at work facilitating impact in the Indian Ocean region. Today’s blog provides a recap and photo diary of their journey they have undertaken, supporting economic empowerment for local women entrepreneurs and local … Read More

Innovations in Tanzanian Aquaculture

25/04/2017By Matt ScottNews

Women seaweed farmers from Zanzibar holding the tubular nets they have designed with SeaPower, a Blue Economy Challenge winner, that will allow them to grow higher valued seaweed in deeper waters. Photo Credit: Brett Garling, Cut Canvas Creative Key players from across Tanzania’s aquaculture industry will gather in Dar es Salaam on April 27, to … Read More

IOT and Ocean Farmers training turns local community members into aquaculture field technicians

24/04/2017By Matt ScottBlog, News

Written by Thibault Giulioli (Indian Ocean Trepang) & Fred Pascal (Ocean Farmers) Industrial fishing methods are putting at stake our oceans health, depleting fish stocks and depriving coastal fishing communities of some of their natural fishing grounds, forcing them to put more pressure onto the lagoon ecosystems. Poverty and over-fishing are the Madagascar South-West region’s … Read More

Breakthrough fish feed solution holds promise for smallholders

18/04/2017By Matt ScottBlog, News

In December 2016, following his attendance at the Aquacelerator kickoff, Dr. Nigel Preston published an article via WorldFish. With more than 25 years of experience, he has authored more than 85 scientific publications on coral reef ecology, fisheries ecology, aquaculture biology, genetics, nutrition and environmental management. In this article, Dr. Preston shares more about Novacq. Currently, … Read More

Why We Innovate: Aquaculture Innovators Share Their Stories

10/04/2017By Matt ScottBlog, News

From Australia to South Africa, and from Thailand to Tanzania, since late 2016, ten game-changing companies have set out on a journey to reengineer aquaculture with their own sustainable solutions. In a new video series, each of these Aquacelerator Fellows sheds light on their innovations and what drove them to pursue the impact they are … Read More

Accelerator 101

22/03/2017By Matt ScottBlog

About our author: Stephanie Kimber is a foundation member of the innovationXchange team, a part of Australia’s aid program. She ran Australia’s first two Grand Challenges and is currently on secondment to the Global Innovation Exchange based in Washington D.C. Last year I experienced the power of an acceleration process up close and personal. To … Read More

The Climate Foundation: Taking a Deep Dive into Marine Permaculture

02/02/2017By Matt ScottBlog, News

Brian von Herzen, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Climate Foundation, which is working on an innovation to restore natural ocean overturning circulation, a process that brings nutrient-rich waters to the sea surface and restores aquatic plant and animal productivity. The Climate Foundation has designed and developed the Marine Permaculture Array, a cutting-edge system … Read More