Ocean Innovation Challenge (OIC)


Updated: 06 Oct, 2023

Funding type


Project size funding

US$ 5.001 - 20.000, US$ 20.001 - 50.000, US$ 50.001 - 150.000, US$ 150.001 - 300.000

Target region/countries

Coastal Least Developed Countries, Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Eligible Organisations for funding

Communities / Non-registered citizen groups, National goverment, Non-profit or Civil Society Organization (NGO), Private Entity, Scholar Institution


Marine & Coast

Biodiversity Categories

Green Economy (incl. Ecotourism), Sustainable Use (of productive areas)

Sector Tags

Aquaculture, Environmental Protection and Conservation, Fishing

Funding Criteria

- Blue Economy Innovation
- each call focus on a specific SDG 14 target

Application process

Accelerated Blue Economy Edition
Call for application

Application language


Particular consideration of

Local Communities (LC), Gender, Youth

Additional information

in addition to seed-finance, OIC provides technical and networking support