Three Italian entrepreneurs have created Europe’s first marine crowdfunding platform dedicated exclusively to projects that relate to the sea.

The new platform is dedicated to ideas and projects about boating, marine engineering, shipbuilding, technology and innovation, fishing and marine environment protection.

Augusto Vecchi is the President of Sea Crowd Srl, the co-founders are Massimo Terenziani, CEO and Aldo Manna, COO.

They are supported by an expert technical board, which includes Professor Giuseppe Casalino (who teaches Robotics and Systems Engineering at the University of Genoa) and engineer Lavinio Gualdesi who led the Ocean Engineering Branch of NATO Centre for Undersea Research (Nurc) for 26 years.

Sea Crowd was unveiled during the fifth edition of the International Fair 'SEA FUTURE - See Innovation', which took place at the end of May 2016 at the Arsenal in La Spezia.

By Anne-Marie Causer