Proving Collaboration Works
About Braid Theory
Braid Theory is a vertically integrated venture advisory firm that supports science and engineering-led companies. We incorporate a hybrid model of services to assist teams based on proven methodology and rigor in evidence-based entrepreneurship, focused on three key aspects of commercialization: building capability, capacity, and intellectual capital. We go beyond traditional accelerator or incubator programs to connect technology entrepreneurs with industry to build opportunities for market traction and growth.
Braid Theory has created an extensive pipeline of startups since 2016, focusing efforts to find solutions to grow a sustainable blue economy. Weaving together these entrepreneurs along with industry influencers and corporate partners, we accelerate the adoption of transformative technology, drive market growth, and create profitable collaborations.
Why Sustainable Blue Economy?
The World Bank defines the blue economy as “the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and jobs while preserving the health of ocean ecosystems.”
Bluetech is best described as a cross- and multi-disciplinary ecosystem, which seeks to solve problems related to the ocean, marine and maritime sector. It broadly encompasses many of the same technologies found in sectors such as agriculture and food technology; water and energy; biotech and life sciences; aerospace; construction and infrastructure; and transportation and logistics. Adjacently, those technologies can be broken down into environmental, atmospheric sciences, chemistry and materials, tourism, construction, robotics, automation, goods movement, aquaculture, bioenergy, cellular agriculture, and many more. Bluetech solutions seek to address issues related to degraded ocean resources, protection of ocean ecosystems, and mitigation of the effects of climate change.
Braid Theory weaves together entrepreneurs, industry influencers, and corporate partners to accelerate adoption of transformative technology, drive market growth, and create profitable collaborations.
Hover over each image to explore how the blue economy is interlinked across key industry sectors, from infrastructure and energy to space and synthetic biology
Transportation & Goods Movement
80% of global trade by volume is carried via the ocean and 40% of US goods come through the Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Diego, and Hueneme. Trade is enabled by advocating for supporting mechanisms like job creation, supply chain efficiencies, and decarbonization of shipping.
Smart Cities, Construction & Infrastructure
Increased sea levels resulting from climate change will continue to deeply affect coastal regions reliant on tourism. Technology can facilitate these areas to leverage their location into strategic and safe coastal development plans, driving economic growth and strengthening communities, to achieve coastal resiliency.
Energy, Water & Utilities
The world’s water sources are plagued with challenges such as inefficient water use, droughts, and heavy pollution. Bluetech innovation offers solutions to combat these, as well as simplifying offshore marine energy collection and tapping into zero-carbon sources like hydrogen to decarbonize energy systems.
Efficient and reliable measurement of oceans and related blue economy systems ensures data-driven decision-making and accurate resource allocation. Innovations advance the development of tools for tracking, traceability, and predictive analytics for ocean observation, ship traffic, electrical usage, and more.
Agriculture & Food Tech
Conventional agriculture and land use produce anywhere from 21-37% of total global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Bluetech, leveraging overlapping challenges and opportunities around food supplied from both land and ocean, works to transform food systems to be more resilient, efficient, and nutritious.
Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing
Like Space, oceans are unexplored frontiers. Bluetech draws on the harsh environment parallels between these two domains, enabling deep-sea exploration through advanced underwater robotics and autonomous underwater vehicles, as well as developing efficient communication systems.