Faros is a major Accelerator based in Taranto dedicated to the most innovative and disruptive blue economy startups.

Faros is an Accelerator promoted by CDP Venture Capital SGR, in partnership with the Port Network Authority of the Ionian Sea – Port of Taranto and managed by the certified incubator and accelerator a|cube.

Faros is an Accelerator dedicated to startups that aim at developing sustainable, disruptive and environmentally responsible solutions in the field of blue economy and harbour innovation.


Open innovation
pilot projects

Pre-seed equity investment
up to € 65.000

Faros aims at strengthening the relationship between startups, corporate stakeholders and public administration throughout the development of a more comprehensive value chain in the field of the blue economy, putting innovation at the heart of processes, governance and outputs.


Who we are looking for

Faros Accelerator Program addresses startups operating in the field of blue economy, harbour innovation, blue growth and ocean industry that aim at implementing processes, activities, services and products in a sustainable approach.

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Program info

Acceleration program (up to 16 weeks)

Masterclasses, one-to-one coaching activities, mentoring and stakeholder engagement

Open innovation activities for pilot projects

Corporate partners and startups will collaborate in order to test innovative solutions on-site, aiming at building the foundations for a long-term business and environmentally responsible impact 

Pre-seed equity investment up to € 65.000

And potential seed and follow-on investments

Faros Acceleration Program will be delivered both online and on-site between March and July 2022. Pilot projects will be delivered in July 2022.


The call to join the first edition of Faros acceleration program
closed on February 15, 2022


For any questions regarding the program