Hawai‘i island will be home to a new global accelerator for startups focusing on sustainable solutions for the aquaculture industry. “This effort aligns with our focus to build an innovation economy, advance sustainability and create jobs,” said Governor Ige. The accelerator and investment fund will be based at the Hawai‘i Ocean Science and Technology Park in Kailua-Kona and run by HATCH, the world’s first sustainable aquaculture accelerator, with 10 to 12 startups per year. The project is a collaboration by the Hawai‘i Strategic Development Corporation, the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai‘i Authority (NELHA), and the UH Office of Innovation and Commercialization. Interested startups can apply at hatch.blue/apply.