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BlueTech Week 2019

UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Clusters & the Triple Helix

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BlueTech Week 2019 in Review

The 11th annual BlueTech Week in November 2018 was our best ever, but don’t just take our word at face value. Review the numbers and read what attendees had to say below!

BlueTech Week is all about the companies and the people driving the sustainable Blue Economy.  It's the annual event where hundreds of senior international participants gather in San Diego to highlight collaboration and innovation in sustainable ocean and water technologies and the entrepreneurs making it happen

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BlueTech 2019 in numbers

Registration NOW CLOSED for BlueTech Week 2019.  The 2020 edition registration will open Summer 2020.  Check back for details.

7
Events
600+
Attendees
37
Exhibitors
148
Speakers
7
Events
500+
Attendees
38
Exhibitors
23
U.S. States +
District of Columbia
Summary of Events
Summary of Events

5th Annual Blue Tech Cluster Convening

Our 5th annual BlueTech Cluser Convening was held at the San Diego Foundation in Liberty Station. Our full day included an members of the BlueTech Cluster Alliance and other international players discussing policy and cluster development. In the afternoon, we were joined by industry and academia members for our Triple Helix Dialogue.

iXblue was first invited to BlueTech Week in 2017. We were so impressed by the quality of the audience, the common will to drive a sustainable blue economy, and the business opportunities we found there, that we became a TMA member and made a point of coming back this year.

Guillaume Eudeline
Business Development, iXblue (FR)

iXblue was first invited to BlueTech Week in 2017. We were so impressed by the quality of the audience, the common will to drive a sustainable blue economy, and the business opportunities we found there, that we became a TMA member and made a point of coming back this year.

Guillaume Eudeline
Business Development, iXblue (FR)

UN Decade of Ocean Science Conference

Held at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, our UN Decade of Ocean Science Conference  included topics such as seabed mapping, ocean observing applications, and an IOC regional town hall meeting.

With each successive annual conference the broad impact that is enabled through the BlueTech Week grows exponentially. This conference provides an efficient, real-time, conduit through which government, industry and academia collaborate to understand and identify current and future societal needs and potential solutions.

Bill Kikendall
President, Teledyne RD Instruments

With each successive annual conference the broad impact that is enabled through the BlueTech Week grows exponentially. This conference provides an efficient, real-time, conduit through which government, industry and academia collaborate to understand and identify current and future societal needs and potential solutions.

Bill Kikendall
President, Teledyne RD Instruments

11th Annual BlueTech Summit & Tech Expo

Our 11th Summit & Tech Expo, held at the Sheraton Bay Tower in San Diego, showcased 37 exhibitors, and a full 2 days of networking events with numerous tracks including aquaculture, blue economy workforce of tomorrow, defense, security &robotics, offshore renewable energy,  smart ports, shipping, and ocean protection, and water/waste water technology.

If you have a business or interest in the sustainable Blue Economy, Blue Tech Week is the place to be.  This international annual event is more than meet and greet, it’s an ecosystem that allow you to engage, find synergies and create partnerships.

Frederico Ferreira
Project Officer - Forum Oceano (PT)

If you have a business or interest in the sustainable Blue Economy, Blue Tech Week is the place to be.  This international annual event is more than meet and greet, it’s an ecosystem that allow you to engage, find synergies and create partnerships.

Frederico Ferreira
Project Officer - Forum Oceano (PT)

BlueTech Investors Day

BlueTech Investors Day 2019 included 12 company pitches, judged by a panel of 5 investors with many others sitting in the audience. Each company was given 6 minutes to pitch followed by 6 minutes for Q&A. The top 6 pitches were live streamed to a global audience. A number of our companies have received investment as a direct result of participating in the BlueTech Investors Day.

The quality of the attendees was impressive, the panels and presentations interesting and the availability of people for good dialog was the best I have experienced in a long time. I had a number of effective mini-meetings that could not have happened anywhere else.

Astrid S. Onsum
Head of Offshore Wind, Aker Solutions (NO)

The quality of the attendees was impressive, the panels and presentations interesting and the availability of people for good dialog was the best I have experienced in a long time. I had a number of effective mini-meetings that could not have happened anywhere else.

Astrid S. Onsum
Head of Offshore Wind, Aker Solutions (NO)

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Keynote speakers

Sherry Lippiatt

California Regional Coordinator

NOAA Marine Debris Program / IMSG

Dr. Sherry Lippiatt works with stakeholders to identify regional marine debris priorities and provides expertise and oversight for MDP-funded prevention, removal, and research projects in the state.

Daniella Russo

Founder and CEO

Think Beyond Plastic™, Inc.

Daniella Russo is the CEO and Co-founder of Think Beyond Plastic™, the leader of a global action to harness the forces of innovation and entrepreneurship in support of a circular economy for plastics.

Conceicao Santos

Head Of Strategy

Directorate General For Maritime Policy

Environmental engineer as background she is the head of Strategy Department, in Directorate General for Maritime Policy, under the Portuguese Ministry of Sea.

Dimitri Deheyn

Associate Research Scientist

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Dimitri Deheyn is a Scripps marine biologist developing research in the field of biomimicry: the process of emulating Nature to support green and sustainable innovations for various industries. His research aims at understanding the fundamental mechanisms responsible for specific adaptations organisms have developed to thrive under particular conditions, in aquatic or terrestrial environments.

Admiral Tim Gallaudet

Acting Administrator

Noaa

Timothy Gallaudet, Ph.D., was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 5, 2017, as the assistant secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere for the Department of Commerce in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Jamil Ahmad

Head, Intergovernmental Affairs New York Office United Nations Environment Program

New York Office United Nations Environment Program

Mr. Jamil Ahmad, is Director, a.i. of the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) New York Office. He is also the Head of the Intergovernmental Affairs and leads work on sustainable development and the environment in support of the organization’s policies and programme.

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