Be Smart, Think Blue

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Be Smart, Think Blue Conference & Brokerage Event 2016

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The ‘Be Smart, Think Blue’ Conference and Brokerage Event 2016 is a two part event taking place in the beautiful Polish city of Gdansk on the 19th and 20th September 2016. The event offers the full range of stakeholders in the area of marine and maritime research the opportunity to interact with the Smart Blue Regions initiative (19th September 2016) and to establish contacts with potential partners to address open calls for Blue Growth research proposals in Horizon 2020 (20th September 2016).

Participants can choose to attend either one or both days of the event. Simply register using the registration button to the right and select the day or days you want to attend using the checkboxes. Attendance of the conference (day 1) is open to anyone with an interest in issues relating to blue growth and smart blue specialisation, although places are limited. The brokerage event (day 2) is also open to all interested stakeholders but requires the submission of a high quality organisation profile and one or more research profiles. The reason for this is so that other attendees planning cooperation addressing topics in the upcoming Horizon 2020 Blue Growth and Transport work programmes (Societal Challenges 2 and 4) can learn about your skills and capacities in advance and decide who they want to arrange bilateral meetings with. Participation in either day of the event is subject to a receipt of confirmation of attendance from the organisers. The event is free of charge, but places are limited.

For more information on the conference on day one visit the conference page and for details on the brokerage event on day two follow the link to the brokerage page. If you have additional questions on either the conference or the brokerage event, you can contact us using the information provided on the contact page.



M2M + Symposium

The latest in smart blue specialisation in the Baltic Sea region and across Europe

Brokerage Event

M2M + Symposium

An ideal opportunity to initiate promising contacts in pre-arranged meetings

Why participate?

  • Discover the latest in marine and maritime research taking place in the Baltic Sea Region as part of the Smart Blue Regions Interreg project
  • Establish cross-border contacts and initiate co-operation in the area of marine and maritime research
  • Find new commercial/technological/research partners
  • Present, discuss and develop new project ideas

Event focus

  • Presentations on smart specialisation to enhance opportunities for blue growth on the conference day
  • A full day of brokerage featuring flash presentations and short, sharp 30 minute bilateral meetings (max. 6) to foster effective consortium building
  • Get to know key R&D players and companies in the marine and maritime sphere


How does it work?

Register for one or both days. If you plan to attend the brokerage event on 20th September 2016: 

  1. Publish your collaboration wishes.
  2. Browse the participant list and book meetings with contacts you would like to cooperate with.
    You will receive your personalised meeting schedule one week before the event.

Main topics

  • Specialised vessel concepts
  • Multi-use of the oceans
  • People, oceans and seas
  • Blue green innovation
  • Sustainable and safe seafood






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closed since 12 Sep 2016
Registration 15 Jul – 12 Sep
Meeting Selection 5 Sep – 15 Sep
Event 19 Sep – 20 Sep
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Radisson Blu Hotel
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 31
Meetings 35
Belgium 4
Croatia 1
Estonia 4
Finland 3
Germany 6
Greece 2
Iceland 1
Italy 1
Latvia 4
Lithuania 4
Malta 2
Norway 3
Poland 76
Spain 2
Sweden 2
Turkey 2
United Kingdom 2
Total 119
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