We are the open innovation area of the Port of Bahia Blanca. In cooperation with entrepreneurs, SMEs, and the scientific-technological system, we are looking forward to building a harbour ecosystem that is smarter, more efficient, sustainable and integrated with its community.
We are looking for Argentinian Startups and SMEs that may have a product or service with a great innovative component, a scalable business model, and a strong and committed team. Applicants must have a functional prototype and add value to any of our vertical integrations.Apply
A small vessel (e.g., small scale fishing, tourism or sport) monitoring system is required. The system has to provide access to the vessel position and track its movements within the port and its access channels. Furthermore, the system must be based on a LoRa technology or a similar one.
The system has to track the presence of hydrocarbons in water in real-time, give warnings, provide information that allows predicting the water path, and help with the design of actions plans that minimize the impact on the environment.
Marine bollards with sensors measuring real-time mooring line tension. The sensors will automatically and immediately indicate when the bolt connections are overloaded, instead of carrying out on-site monitoring. This has an impact on the efficiency and security of the operation while optimizing the predictive maintenance and accurately informing the use of the mooring areas.
Marine power is one of the forms of renewable energy that offers the greatest potential in the medium and long term in Argentina. Because of the features of the Bahia Blanca’s estuary, tidal and wind energy would have the best chance for success. We are looking forward to implementing prototypes in stand-alone units in the facilities of the Port of Bahia Blanca.
The selected projects will be able to validate their product or service, acquire customers, and can also be launched on an international market supported by one of the most important deep-water ports of Latin America.
The programme includes a workspace within the port, weekly monitoring by our team, specialized mentorships, custom training, participation in exclusive events, and seed funding up to ARS 1,000,000.
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Our team together with specialists and authorities of the Port are going to evaluate the potential of the project.
Once the contract is signed, the pilot trial with all costs covered will be implemented.
We will join you in the escalation process of the company.
We are convinced that the co-creation with agile and innovative start-ups and companies is essential to transform the Port and, in turn, make a positive impact on the country’s economic development.Apply
The Port of Bahia Blanca is the main port complex of Argentina. It operates numerous loads from 14 terminals. It is placed on the principal transport hub of the gas and oil pipeline network. This allows the port to be the most important port and petrochemical complex of the country and the fifth of South America.