Press release, September 26, 2023

FoulFighter wins Special Prize at Nordic Startup Challenge 2023 in Hamburg

We are thrilled to announce that we have won the special prize at the Nordic Startup Challenge 2023! This is a huge honour for us. The special prize is awarded by Hamburg Invest’s Scaleup Landing Pad Hamburg, an initiative that aids scaleups in entering the German market.

In the words of Sascha Jacobi, head of Scaleup Landing Pad Hamburg, "FoulFighter represents an innovative and sustainable approach with a Hamburg-fit and great growth potential."

As a reward, we are delighted to receive a customized business development package, crafted specifically for our needs. This will facilitate swift matchmaking with Hamburg maritime companies that can benefit from our innovative solution.

This award is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our team, and we remain committed to ensuring the success of FoulFighter.

About the Nordic Startup Challenge

The Nordic Startup Challenge, hosted by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce from September 11–13, 2023, in Hamburg, Germany, is a pioneering business development program that aims to foster international connections and innovation within the startup community. With a dedicated focus on “Coastal Economy & Logistics,” the event brings together ten startups from ten Northern European countries to network, exchange ideas and collaborate in an inspiring environment.

About FoulFighter

Founded in Turku, Finland, FoulFighter focuses on cutting back on maritime transport CO2 emissions, reducing the spread of invasive species and lowering the operational costs of ships by proactively attacking hull fouling. Established in 2019, the company aims to provide the world’s most sustainable and cost-effective hull-fouling solution based on automatic onboard technology.

For more information, please contact Mika Koli, FoulFighter; Tel. +358 400 767 199;