Business Growth Program

We boost the collaboration between the best startups and the leading companies of the leading port cluster, Valenciaport

Do you dare? Are you one of the startups we are looking for?

The objective is a firm commitment to help companies to grow and establish their projects in a market with high demands for quality and innovation.

Opentop addresses innovation challenges of shipping lines, shippers, port terminals, freight forwarders, shipping agents, logistic companies, hauliers, inland terminals and depots, railway companies, cruising lines, ferry lines, tugboat companies, port infrastructure and technology providers, among others. A whole ecosystem around the port!

What do we offer?



We connect talent with the leading companies in the sector to grow faster and go further. The industry needs it and we know how we can help!


Top validation Opentop

Business Creation:

We are unique in leveraging the value proposition. We have core focus of helping startups & scaleups secure strategic business connections!

Top mentors Opentop

‌Industry knowledge:

Discover a sea of opportunities with industry experts, corporate partners and other startups & scaleups that are also growing.

Top opportunities Opentop

Tailored program:

Customised 6-month program in which a maximum of 5 startups are selected for full and real attention.

Top Financing Opentop


Access to the main investors in the startup ecosystem. And startup investment vehicle coming soon!

Top networking Opentop

‌Growth hub:

Exclusive hub where you can connect and meet with the ecosystem in the heart of the Port of Valencia. Your place for networking and support.

Business Program Challenges


Port energy transition and decarbonization



One of the main targets of “Fit for 55” package for the future European energy system is to reduce Greenhouse emissions at least by 55% until 2030. This will be achieved mainly by increasing renewable energy sources production and limiting the usage of fossil fuels and integrating green technologies (energy efficiency, local storage, e-mobility, etc). Different industries, like the transport sector, need to adapt its energy systems, reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, absorb them and/or compensate them.

Valenciaport is addressing the energy transition with its leading decarbonisation plans and its goal to being a net zero-emissions port by 2030. We believe innovation is key to achieve this goal. There are a number of projects and initiatives for energy transition and decarbonisation of port operations at the ports of Valencia, Sagunto and Gandía. 

New renewable energy sources, microgeneration, CO2 emissions reduction, CO2 absorption and capture technologies as well as CO2 emissions compensation are areas of interest. Information technologies have also a say in decarbonization like energy management and optimization platforms, blockchain based solutions applied to energy traceability and the certification of CO2 compensation and/or renewable fuels production.

We are looking for startups with innovative solutions that can help to reduce the carbon footprint of port operations and ease the energy transition of port, logistics and maritime industries.


AI to connect different information systems in transport and port logistics



The digitalisation of processes and services in the port-logistics sector through the electronic exchange of information requires adaptations and integrations in the information systems of economic operators for each of the existing digital platforms. Economic operators must transform and adapt electronic messages from the format generated or expected by their systems to each of the formats of the different platforms, in order to enable the interconnection and interoperability of their systems and to use the services provided by those platforms. This task generates a significant consumption of development and maintenance resources in systems.

There are projects and initiatives underway to facilitate interoperability between transport services and information systems, but the exponential growth of Artificial Intelligence opens up a wide range of possibilities for new solutions that use this technology, so that the challenge for startups would be to explore new algorithms or methods that allow dynamically to generate error-free, and computationally efficient, integration models that understand the semantics of the different formats and allow interoperability between the information systems that must communicate with each other.


Situational awareness of port police in the port of Valencia: the case of dangerous goods



In the dynamic environment of the port of Valencia, a crucial challenge is posed by the application of extended reality technologies to optimise the management of critical and complex situations, particularly with regard to the handling of dangerous goods. Port police are confronted on a daily basis with a variety of scenarios that require rapid responses and informed decisions. Therefore, the need to integrate real-time data from various sources (such as security cameras, IoT sensors and information systems among others) is an essential component to provide officers with a complete and up-to-date view on dangerous goods in the port environment.

This challenge invites startups to explore innovative solutions that leverage extended reality to transform the how port police perceive and respond to the complexities of dangerous goods in the port environment. The effective integration of emerging technologies will open up new opportunities to enhance the security and operational efficiency of dangerous goods in the port of Valencia. The emphasis is on creativity and disruptive approaches to overcome current challenges, providing agents with advanced tools for proactive port security management.


‌Adapting ports to climate change



Finding a solution capable of determining which of the downscaling or particularized climate scenarios or as originally called Representative Concentration Pathways of IPCC for the Port of Valencia aligns better with the reality of the port is crucial. This will provide a decision-making tool to establish future climate variables and, in a way, predict which climatic issues will impact port operations. Additionally, the tool should allow correlating oceanoclimatic events with their effects on infrastructures and port operations to assess real impacts. This serves as a foundation for designing adaptation measures.

The goal is to establish a climate change impact monitoring system that integrates past, current and forecasted oceanic and weather variables.

Additionally, terminals operating in the port should be equipped with a user-friendly tool, like a mobile app, allowing them to quickly and clearly report any events (shutdowns, damages, delays, etc.) caused by climatic conditions. This way, real-time data on the evolution of variables and their impacts on port infrastructures and operations will be available.

The extended observation of both variables and events should enable predictions based on variable forecasts. It will also allow verifying whether the variable forecasts obtained during the modeling phase align with the actual climate evolution. This verification will help assess whether the real evolution conforms to the likely or unfavorable climate scenario. This, in turn, will assist port authorities in obtaining the most accurate future climate predictions, facilitating proper sizing of new infrastructures and determining when adjustments to current facilities are necessary.

Business Program

Startups Alumni


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DMS Logistics

DMS Logistics

AI solutions for port terminals optimization, decongestion, and decarbonation (containers, cars, bulk, oil & gas…)

Sensing Tools

Sensing Tools


We integrate citizens’ opinions with data (IoT, Open data…) to offer a 360º vision of your business

Canonical Green

Canonical Green


Data Science for Sustainable Growth


Innovation laboratory, industry 4.0 and circular economy.

Code Contract

Code Contract

Digital document management platform that automates processes, certifying all actions with #Blockchain.




The sea container of the future, recyclable and dismountable, saving the cost associated with reverse logistics.

Metric Salad

Metric Salad


We take your business to emerging technologies. We love challenges.

Program 2023

III Hackathon Valenciaport

Discover the challenges proposed in the Program 2023 by partners such as Boluda Corporación Marítima, Autoridad Portuaria de València and Opentop’s own team.

Meet de startups that became part of this exclusive program. 

Program 2022

Discover the challenges proposed in the Program 2022 by partners such as TransBase SOLER, Autoridad Portuaria de València and Opentop’s own team.

Meet de startups that became part of this exclusive program.