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Neptune: The New Ocean Award
by Ocean Exchange (Philanthropic organization)
OceanExchange.org has a new monetary award of $100,000 USD to be given to one early stage company with a solution for sustainable oceans.

The Neptune Award of $100,000 USD will be granted through a competitive process to a start up company (either profit or not-for-profit) that meets the following definition and has at least a working prototype. Typical start up definition is: pre-revenue and funded today by grants or friends/family money. We will show some flexibility however for a globally scalable, transformative solution. The applications are examined by a team of experts who select finalists who are invited to present in Savannah, Ga October 8-10, 2017 at the Ocean Exchange event. Expert delegates at the event will vote who receives the $100,000 Neptune Award. The award is funded by Gulfstream (General Dynamics), the Littlejohn Family Foundation, and other corporate and family sponsors.

Neptune Award Definition:
Given to the solution that advances our understanding of the ocean and that helps minimize our impact on these resources, even while using them for human benefit, resulting in more resilient bodies of water, including healthy marine life and coastlines.
Progress reports
October 2017
Award of Neptune Award in 2017
Financing (in USD)
100,000 USD
Other, please specify
Event where finalists can network with executives from business, academia, NGOs, and government
Basic information
Time-frame: 2017 April - 2017 October
Ocean Exchange is funded by: Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, Gulfstream (General Dynamics), Oceaneering, Bunge, Southern Company, Georgia Ports Authority, Savannah Economic Development Authority, Littlejohn Family Foundation, and other individuals
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Awards are given to early stage companies with working prototypes.
Contact information
Millicent Pitts, CEO/Executive Director, millicent.pitts@oceanexchange.org, 912-257-0209
Savannah, GA (USA)
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