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Welcome to the Schmidt Marine Proposals Portal


Schmidt Marine Technology Partners is a program of the Schmidt Family Foundation. Our program supports the development of ocean technologies that solve complex ocean health issues, and in most cases have strong commercialization potential.

Our goal is to tailor our assistance to the needs of individual groups, and to provide long-term support for efforts that show the most promise.

We are happy to support a wide range of entities, whether academic researchers interested in spinning out new technologies, startups working out of garages, non-profits building open-source tech, or anyone else working on an innovative idea with the potential for significant impact. If you are working on an idea that could fit our model, please submit a proposal For later stage commercial projects we also work closely with the Schmidt Family Foundation’s investment program.

We accept admissions on a rolling basis. To begin the proposal process we ask that you send us some basic information and a very short initial description of your project at our Programmatic Funding Portal. If your proposal is a potential fit for us, we will follow up for additional information, including a more detailed proposal. If your proposal is not a good fit for us you will be notified. We send proposals out for external review to our advisory panel, and relevant experts.

Schmidt Marine Programmatic Funding


If you have an idea for a technology with commercialization or significant scaling  potential, or are already developing one, we encourage you to submit an initial project synopsis proposal.

For further details on what Schmidt Marine funds please read FAQs here.

 

Schmidt Marine Fisheries Initiative 2022


Schmidt Marine Technology Partners will offer up to $3.5 million in funding annually to entrepreneurs developing new technologies that increase the sustainability of fisheries around the world.  Two anonymous philanthropic funders are also contributing to the initiative.

Schmidt Marine designed the new initiative to encourage the development of technologies that will improve the sustainability of fishing activities worldwide and improve management capabilities. If you have an idea for a technology with commercialization or significant scaling  potential, or are already developing one, we encourage you to submit an inital proposal. Read more.