The ‘Be Smart, Think Blue’ Conference and Brokerage Event 2016 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). The target audience includes representatives of research organisations, public authorities, industry, SMEs and NGOs from across Europe and beyond.
The ‘Be Smart, Think Blue’ Brokerage Event 2016 on 20th September 2016 offers a full day of opportunities to establish contacts with potential project partners. In the morning researchers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders are invited to present their project idea in 5 minutes flash presentations. During the event attendees will also be able to meet with international national contact point staff (NCPs) from the BioHorizon and ETNA2020 projects able to provide support in relation to the rules of participation, partnering, proposal writing, etc.
Following successful registration, participants will have the opportunity to meet potential project partners in a series of pre-arranged bilateral meetings lasting 20 minutes each. The arrangement of bilateral meetings will be based on the participant profiles and the research interests indicated by the attendees.
Participation at the brokerage event is contingent upon the submission of high quality organisation and research profiles, which are necessary to ensure the brokerage event is of the highest possible value for all attendees. During the registration process you will also be asked to select your blue growth-related topics of interest from the current work programmes, as indicated below.
BG-02-2017 | High value-added specialised vessel concepts enabling more efficient servicing of emerging coastal and offshore activities
BG-04-2017 | Multi-use of the oceans' marine space, offshore and near-shore: compatibility, regulations, environmental and legal issues
BG-06-2017 | Interaction between people, oceans and seas: a strategic approach to healthcare and well-being
BG-07-2017 | Blue green innovation for clean coasts and seas
BG-08-2017 | Innovative sustainable solutions to improve the safety and dietary properties of seafood
BG-11-2017 | The effect of climate change on Arctic permafrost and its socio-economic impact, with a focus on coastal areas
SFS-21-2016-2017 | Advancing basic biological knowledge and improving management tools for commercially important fish and other seafood species.  Strengthening the knowledge base for resilient and resource-efficient fisheries in EU waters and in international waters covered by the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission and the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean
SFS-22-2017 | Smart fisheries technologies for an efficient, compliant and environmentally friendly fishing sector
SFS-32-2017 | Promoting and supporting eco-intensification of aquaculture production systems: inland (including freshwater), coastal zone and offshore
RUR-02-2017 | Coastal-rural interactions: Enhancing synergies between land and sea-based activities
MG-2.1-2017 | Innovations for energy efficiency and emission control in waterborne transport
MG-2.4-2017 | Complex and value-added specialised vessels
MG-7.3-2017 | The port of the future
Joint initiatives financed from sources other than H2020 | Machinery & Technology, e.g., installation technologies and equipment, engines, etc.
Joint initiatives financed from sources other than H2020 | Life Sciences & Blue Medicine, e.g., food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic products and components, building materials, etc.
Joint initiatives financed from sources other than H2020 | Energy, e.g., biomass, tides, wind, etc.
|Registration||15 Jul – 12 Sep|
|Meeting Selection||5 Sep – 15 Sep|
|Event||19 Sep – 20 Sep|
|Costs||Free of charge|
|Venue||Radisson Blu Hotel|