Bright Tide, a UK-based environmental consultancy, has launched its first Regenerative Farming Accelerator, with a clutch of innovative "blue food" projects among the 20 companies set to benefit from the initiative.
"This is a truly global endeavour, with 20 ventures from around the world participating in the programme. Participants represent very diverse farm sizes, geographical locations, and agricultural sectors," Bright Tide said in a press release.
The ten aquaculture sector companies participating are: redfish farmer Pine Island Redfish (Florida), fish health biotech startup Aquit (Chile), land-based shrimp specialist Three-Sixty Aquaculture (UK), oyster breeder The Oyster Restoration Company (UK), marine biotech firm Ficosterra (Mexico), fish waste processor Sea Ventures (Kenya), plus seaweed companies Algapelago (UK), Atlantic Mariculture (UK), Ole Blu (South Africa), and Healthy Seaweed Cafe (Tanzania).
”In the face of such pressing issues as biodiversity loss, climate change, and food insecurity, our commitment to nurturing sustainable practices is more pertinent and urgent than ever,” said Harry Wright, Bright Tide’s CEO and Founder, launching the program.
The Regenerative Farming Accelerator promotes a nature-informed approach to food production, aiming to enhance soil health, increase biodiversity in terrestrial and marine environments, and aid in carbon sequestration, while also providing stable, long-term livelihoods for farmers globally.
Bright Tide's accelerator programme aims to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange across these different farming communities, the consultancy explained.
The participating ventures will receive extensive technical and advisory support from Bright Tide. The program includes high-level networking events, an 8-week virtual program offering technical and legal support, and a showcase pitching event at Barclays.
These activities are designed to connect the ventures with potential customers, policymakers, and investors, and to enhance their business skills.
The Accelerator is supported by influential partners including Hogan Lovells, Muzinich & Co, Kennedys, Ecosulis, CreditNature, Barclays, Cadman Capital Group, Next Energy Group, Boatfolk, and Bankers for NetZero.
Bright Tide is a UK-based environmental consultancy dedicated to helping businesses make climate change and biodiversity a strategic priority. We do this by providing guidance and advisory, facilitating training workshops for staff members on climate change and biodiversity risk and delivering bespoke sustainability accelerator programmes connecting businesses to scalable solutions in the climate/biodiversity markets.