Activity 2021-2022

Please see our upcoming activity as part of FANBEST and how to get involved:


We have also launched a call for accessing our fully funded Coaching Network Services.  A minimum of 7 projects will be selected across all of our partner network.  Companies can apply till the 30th October 2021 and successful applicants will enjoy free individual and group coaching sessions to help them catapult their project innovative ideas into business ventures.  GMCC has a place for one company and will select base on project merit.

How to apply?

    • Check the Call for applicants information pack here

    • Check eligible Blue Economy subsectors and activities to apply here

    • Download the application form here and email it to 

UPDATE:   We received one application which has now been successful.   We are no longer receiving applications!

Coaching Services in the Blue Economy Sector

We are also looking for companies/individuals who can deliver coaching services to help entrepreneurs, SMEs or start-s up in escalating their business within the Blue Economy sector.  If you are an expert who provides coaching services, please email  to arrange a meeting.  UPDATE: THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED.

Cross-Border Coaching Event

Taking place on the 25th October, it will bring together FANBEST partners, coaches and beneficiaries to share current projects and encourage cross-border collaboration and knowledge transfer.


Virtual Events to raise the awareness on the Blue Economy sector and bring together key stakeholders - industry, academia and financing options.    Register in our upcoming events in November 2021 here

We are looking for a Digital Marketing company to collaborate with us on the delivery of this activity. If you are interested and would like to find out more, please email  - This is now closed.

Check out the Recordings of our November Webinars:


Bringing together key stakeholders across the Blue Economy including entrepreneurs, SMEs, Starts ups,  academia, business support organisations, industry experts and investors.

If interested in getting involved as a speaker, investor or delegate, please register your expression of interest here - This is now closed.

If any questions about this activity, please email 

Marketing & B2B Matchmaking Software Services

  • We are also looking to appoint a company to help us raise the profile of the event and attract delegates across the UK and key partners' regions.    If interested, please contact us before 15th December 2021 - This is now closed.

  • We are seeking to rent the services of a B2B Matchmaking software/platform to help us arrange one to one meetings for our Seminar in 2022.  If interested, please contact us before the 15th December 2021.- This is now closed.

If you offer any of these services, contact for further information.


The seminar had over 70+ registered delegates and we organised over 200+ one-to-one meetings.   Delegates were from all our key participating countries including UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and France although reach was further afield including some participants from around the world.    The event brought together entrepreneurs, start-ups, SMEs, investors, academia,  government agencies, and business support organisations to mention but a few.   Check the recording of the event here