Leading the BlueTech Revolution

Companies at the BlueTech Incubator (BTI) - San Diego’s ocean & water tech incubator run by The Maritime Alliance (TMA) - are at the cutting edge of innovation in the growing Blue Economy. BTI fosters early stage, innovative, science-based ocean & water/wastewater tech companies, helping propel them to greater opportunity and financial viability. Our biggest strength is our global network of BlueTech clusters, companies and contacts. We bring together the Triple-Helix of Academia, Industry & Policy Makers for purposes of "Fostering Innovation Through Collaboration® " to create a supportive network for our companies to connect and thrive. 



"Instead of importing the world’s problems, we need to be developing and exporting solutions"


Our Value...

comes from the management and staff at The Maritime Alliance, its Board of Directors and members…as well as our rich ecosystem that promotes collaboration and win-win situations. Launched in 2007, The Maritime Alliance (TMA) has developed excellent contacts globally that our members can utilize. We helped launch the BlueTech Cluster Alliance with leading BlueTech cluster partners in Canada, France, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Spain and the UK. We've helped startups and scale-ups, made thousands of valuable introductions, hosted hundreds of events and BlueTech Investors forums, BlueTech Pavilions at international trade shows and organized BlueTech Trade Missions across Europe.  Our 10th annual BlueTech Week in San Diego on November 5-9, 2018 was 7 events over 5 days, and attracted 550+ registered attendees including representatives of 140+ companies and officials from 16 countries for B2B, B2G and Workforce Development networking.  The theme for BTW2019 scheduled for Nov. 18-22, 2019 is “UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Clusters & the Triple Helix” and we expect an even larger turnout. We are also working to develop a BlueTech Investment fund.

Please join us to help find sustainable, science-based solutions for the five big issues for life on earth: Energy, Food, Medicine, Real Estate and Water, as well as important specific problems like marine debris, hydrocarbon and plastics clean-up in the ocean.

Being a part of BTI has proven very beneficial for me professionally and for my company, Intellecy. We have been able to expand our network and meet several professionals as a result of our association with TMA. During our attendance at the trade show, WEFTEC and BlueTech Week, Michael Jones and Chris Ward introduced me to some key players and influencers in the industry.

The TMA staff has been very gracious with their support of Intellecy. All are willing to share resources, make a referral or share some insight. Joining the TMA and being selected to be part of the Blue Tech Incubator has proven to be a great decision for Intellecy.
— Emilio Vargas II - CEO Intellecy Inc.

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