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Proving collaboration works, Braid Theory has deep relationships with key industry leaders to expand its network and impact in the blue economy.
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AltaSea is a unique public-private ocean institute dedicated to accelerating scientific collaboration, advancing an emerging blue economy through business innovation and job creation, and inspiring pioneers from the intersections of science, business, and education to create groundbreaking impact. With AltaSea and the Port of LA, Braid Theory is building out the region’s Bluetech Innovation Hub, bringing new businesses, new industries, and new technologies to the LA Waterfront.

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Ocean Exchange

Ocean Exchange is an international platform that finds, funds, and fosters solutions that support healthy oceans, resilient and sustainable coastlines, and shipping/port efficiencies. Ocean Exchange has established an ecosystem across business, academia, NGO, and government with a shared mission of advancing entrepreneurial solutions to grow the blue economy. Braid Theory has supported the Ocean Exchange through mentorship and advisory of their entrepreneurs.

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Maritime & Ocean Angel Network Alliance (MOANA) unites angel investors in Southern California interested in deep-tech ventures in the blue economy. Facilitated by Braid Theory, MOANA connects its extensive investment community with other like-minded angel investor networks, creating a collective pool of resources for bluetech investment.
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Kelp Cluster

The Kelp Cluster is a USC-led consortium augmenting the university-based research activity currently underway at AltaSea. Developing groundbreaking research on regenerative aquaculture, areas of interest include carbon sequestration, coastal resiliency, biofuels, bioplastics, and  food colorants and additives. Braid Theory is supporting the Cluster as the commercialization partner.

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Ocean Enterprise Collective

Ocean Enterprise Collective is a Braid Theory-led initiative promoting ecosystem development and increased impact across the organization and its partner networks. This informal network combines accelerators, incubators, and clusters in the North American blue economy space to exchange ideas, information, and foster collaborative activities.

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Blue-X is a blue economy innovation cluster based in Sydney, Australia, rapidly advancing new technologies and business models. Expertise, talent, and capital meet to foster the development of new blue economy ventures and new ways of doing business. Braid Theory collaborates with Blue-X to explore ways to share innovations with the Oceania region.

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Larta Institute

Larta Institute accelerates innovation and entrepreneurship, fostering science and technology innovation for a sustainable planet. Braid Theory staff  provides Principal Advisor support to Larta's CAP programs for NOAA and other federal agencies.

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Blue Power Connectors

Blue Power Connectors, selected by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, support the Ocean Observing Prize, a Powering the Blue Economy initiative of the US Department of Energy and NOAA. The team, led by Braid Theory, is supported by Ocean Exchange and DNV.

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Morrow (GSSN)

Members of Morrow share a vision for a more innovative, equitable, and sustainable future, elevating innovation organizations as a class of business that invests in people and their startups. Braid Theory portfolio companies now have access to over a $1M in perks and benefits.