On the 4th of March 2020, we explore how Bluetech Innovation in symbiosis with Agro- and Foodtech can provide a pathway for improved food security, while ensuring responsible production and consumption. The conference is co-organised together with Chr. Hansen, the most sustainable company in the world according to World Economic Forum.
When it comes to sourcing of technologies, industries look to industry-specific solutions. Instead, industries could benefit from a more holistic approach to the natural resources available, and interplay with other industries.
In agriculture, fermented seaweed can be used as a protein source can increase nutrient absorption in animal feed. In aquaculture, alternative sources of fish meal can help alter the gut bacteria composition for, not only healthier fish but also waste produced, while drastically reducing the use of antibiotics. In foodtech, antioxidants extracted from seaweed can be used in food to prolong shelf life.
Join this Blue Tech Cluster conference in Svendborg, to explore how your industry can benefit from a holistic and cross-industrial approach to a sustainable development. Enhance innovation and benefit with Blue Tech Cluster.
A motivation for every participant
For the Industry frontrunners
We know. You’re not only joining because of the subtropical Danish weather. You are here to gain the latest insights in the emerging market of blue growth and the synergies to agrotech and foodtech, so that your business can develop in the right direction. This conference is the preferred place for networking, matchmaking and tech scouting.
For the visionary Investors
The EU and Commonwealth Secretariat has estimated the value of Europe’s Blue Economy to be worth €500M with a yearly added value of 10%. But we only utilise approximately 5% of the ressources provided by the oceans and sea basins. Take this and combine it with the synergies to agrotech and foodtech. Then investors can find a world of new investment opportunities that can make significant difference to the status quo when it comes to environment, business innovation and people. This is you matchmaking playground for blue growth.
For the knowledgable Researchers
Much of the cutting-edge knowledge exists in universities and research institutions. Startups, on the other hand, are one of the most efficient vehicles for taking great ideas and scaling their impact. Put these two together, and you have a powerful mix.
For Startup pioneers
Being a first-mover in the technological space or in bio science is tough. We know how much a network mean in developing a scalable business. But a network is not all. You need the right network in the field you are in. This is what you will get.
For Governmental change-makers
Is there a reason why most rural areas also are coast near? In fact, blue growth innovation often requires direct access to marine territories. Put these perspectives together and politicians have an opportunity to support job creation, population composition and attract business but intensifying support for the Blue Growth sectors. This is where politicians and government officials meet the economic future.
For Student talent
Seeking a job once you graduate or do you want to know what knowledge the industry and startups are seeking. Then this is your ideal space to grasp the insights. Who knows, you might even find your startup co-founder.
Read more about the conference here: http://bluetechcluster.com/conference/
Can your BlueTech/BlueGrowth startup or research project pave the way for a product/service in the European blue economy and benefit one or more of the EU's political objectives regarding:
🤩 Then you have the opportunity to apply for the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. Eligibility for the fund requires that you at least must be able to provide demonstration in a relevant environment (closed or open), corresponding to Technology Readiness Level 6 or higher. Projects and startups can apply for a maximum of EUR 2.5m.
Read more about EMFFs Blue Invest Grants via this link: https://ec.europa.eu/easme/sites/easme-site/files/emff_infoday-2019.pdf
Need commercial co-applicant? 🕵️
Are you searching for a co-applicant to make your project commercially focused and bring it to market, then Rocket57 is your commercialisation partner.
📲 Our Mission Commander, Thomas, is as commercialisation partner on several Horizon2020 and Grand Solutions projects ready to hear about your initiatives. Book a checking call with Thomas here: https://calendly.com/thomas-midtgaard/checking-call
BlueGrowth and BlueTech are in high demand when it comes to identifying companies’ innovative future. That is the summary after hosting the pilot of Blue Tech Cluster conference, which achieved an evaluation rating of 97.8%.
On August 15 2019, the BlueGrowth innovation network, Blue Tech Cluster, held its first innovation conference. The conference took place at Hotel Christiansminde in Svendborg and had participants from both domestic companies and international. Following the conference, the conclusion is clear – the Blue Tech Cluster conference is relevant and in demand.
The topic of this first conference of its kind, was a perspective on how we can utilise the ocean as the innovative resources beneath the surface, to create new and better products that have sustainability in mind. As the two entrepreneurs behind the conference states it, Thomas Midtgaard-Jørgensen and Lasse Holm, the sea is full of resources that are not being utilised effectively to create new and better products.
Among the speakers to put focus on just this were Lise Honsinger from NotPla, who has developed an alternative to plastic packaging using seaweed, Louise Lerche-Gredal from Plastic Change, Timothy Wallace from the world’s most sustainable company in 2019, Novozymes and Michael Nielsen from Aliga Microalgae.
All Seats Filled
The conference was a test to see if there were interest in the area, who it was interesting for, as well as what a proper format would be. The attendance was great. There were 45 seats available at this first pilot conference and tickets where quickly sold out as the program was published.
Feedback from the participating parties, who included Carlsberg Research, Chr.Hansen, Novozymes, Spring Nordic Venture Capital, University of Southern Denmark and DTU, were extremely positive. With a total evaluation rating of 97.8/100 based on content, topics, set-up and participant composition, there is reason to continue assesses Thomas Midtgaard-Jørgensen, Mission Commander in Rocket57, the organisation behind the non-profit conference, Blue Tech Cluster.
We are pleased that there has been great interest in seeking inspiration in the ocean’s resources. In Denmark and the Nordic region in general, we have a very good opportunity to position ourselves among the leading growth centers for BlueGrowth and BlueTech. Especially because we have a long coastline and in Denmark, also 2.4 times more sea area than land area. We just do not use it, yet. Blue Tech Cluster should be the place where you are inspired to innovate and find partners for your projects and startups. All with a commercial focus, where it is about creating business opportunities and move the status quo.
An Ideal Base To Develop Upon
The pilot of the conference showed that there is room for improvement, but in its entirety it was satisfactory. Therefore, the organisers put forward that the conference are to be a recurring event, with two annual conferences, a broad inspirational speaker program with national and international experts, as well as with key topics with synergy with other sectors, including agriculture, the food sector, the energy sector and healthcare sector and others.
The UN Takes The Stage
Already now, Blue Tech Cluster can announce several speakers for the next conference, which will be held at Hotel Christiansminde in Svendborg on March 4, 2020. The topic of the second conference will discuss how BlueGrowth innovation and circular bioeconomy can improve food security in the world’s most vulnerable areas and create sustainable consumption patterns. Jens Legarth from Fermentationexperts, Morten Limborg from HoloFood, the United Nations and the World Food Program are already confirmed among the speakers.
Read more about the next conference on Blue Tech Cluster’s website: http://bluetechcluster.com/conference/
About Blue Tech Cluster
Blue Tech Cluster helps its members facilitate value-creating collaborations with a holistic view on the entire industry value chain, and the companies represented. Blue Tech Cluster also provides updates on new products and technologies, new and existing applicable research, matchmaking and startup scouting services. Blue Tech Cluster is your go-to-place for everything Blue Biotech, regardless of knowledge level and background. Join Blue Tech Cluster today >.