Winners announced for Ocean Changemakers Challenge 2022

Three inspiring innovators, leading the way for a sustainable ocean economy, have won the World Ocean Initiative’s Ocean Changemakers Challenge, supported by Destination Canada. The competition aims to showcase the outstanding changemakers—mainly early-career researchers or professionals—working to develop business solutions to ocean-related sustainability challenges.

From 84 finalised entries, our jury selected 10 shortlisted candidates, among which were chosen the three winning entries:

• Tom Loefler, CEO, Hullbot
• Miranda Alldritt, chief business officer, Bioform Technologies
• Nadia Febina, co-founder, Lumare Energi

The World Ocean Initiative team had the pleasure of meeting the three winners during a special changemakers session at the World Ocean Tech and Innovation Summit in Halifax in October. To help bring the changemakers’ ideas to life, winners were awarded guidance from three renowned ocean leaders as part of a 12-month mentorship programme. The World Ocean Initiative will report on their progress over the next 12 months. Stay tuned!

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