Skip to main content
Skip to main content
Two men standing facing to camera campaign posters

We attended the 2 day Madrid Blue Summit in Madrid 24th & 25th April alongside 70+ start-ups, entrepreneurs, investors and research institutions, all intent on sharing knowledge and building links to drive change towards a better planet and a better society, central to our values that shape the way we work.

We sat amongst an incredible peer group, businesses from as far away as Brazil, each looking to tell their story, share their ambition and go home with new connections, inspiration. Myself and Pete Higgins attended as part of our second raise, connecting and talking to key investors and funders looking to fuel sustainable development. 

We went with open minds, a clear vision, two kilts and bucket load of enthusiasm and returned home with some serious connections we look forward to pursuing, four tired feet and a MadBlue Gong 🏆 to be seriously proud of. 

We are delighted to share we won our category "Tech & New Economy" looking for the best business idea in the new and novel industry section. With our clear plans, technology and know-how, our strategy allows us to deliver scalable solutions to a very real problem Europe has in realising industries true potential. It was reassuring that delegates identified with the problem Europe's seaweed industry suffers and practical solution we are building. 

For those new to Seaweed Enterprises, we seek to open hubs across Europe to allow the industry to scale-up their seaweed growth potential, to a) give them access to markets and b) bring price elasticity down towards cheaper foreign imports – Europe must produce and consume its own seaweed. 

A huge thank you to the team at MadBlue Summit, especially Claudio Marquez, Luis Prieto - Moreno and Miguel de Ros for such a warm welcome, fantastic organisation and great event.

Agenda image
Two men in kilts holding up award in shopping centre
Two men standing back to back wearing kilts