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.
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.
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.
Shipping Decarbonization Working Group
Led by Ocean Exchange, this Working Group brings together industry leaders, including ship owners, ports, engine manufacturers, academics, and subject-matter experts to define and implement specific actions to support the decarbonization of the sector.
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.
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.