The Blue Tank: finalists make blue economy pitch January 13th

The UNDP Barbados & the Eastern Caribbean Blue Economy Accelerator Lab (Blue Lab), with support from the German Development Cooperation and the Qatar Fund for Development will tomorrow launch the first-ever “Blue Tank”.

It’s a dynamic forum where innovators will pitch ideas to help build a sustainable blue economy in the Caribbean region.

The Blue Tank which will be held on January 13, 2020.

Eight innovators were shortlisted from a cadre of skilled candidates who responded to the Blue Lab’s Call for Solutions.

  • Roland Baldeo – Coral reef restoration using biorock powered by renewable energy
  • Kerri-Ann Bovell – Bioplastic creation from starch waste and sargassum
  • Angie Brathwaite – Mobile VR cinemas focused on life underwater
  • Brian-Lee Chandler & Nikolai Holder (partners) – Biogas made of fish waste and other organic waste
  • Simera Crawford – Incentivized and gamified smart recycling system
    Steven Hollingsworth & Stacy Phillips – Coral reef mapping using underwater drones, deep machine learning & AI
  • Cassia Patel – Blue seal / badge promoting responsible tourism
  • Peter Thompson – Traceable fisheries brand using blockchain

Four experienced judges will leverage their expertise to evaluate each solution and make a determination on its advancement with the Blue Lab.