The Economist Impact’s World Ocean Tech and Innovation Summit, hosted by Canada’s Ocean Supercluster in collaboration with the Province of Nova Scotia and the Halifax Partnership, is taking place Oct. 4-5 at Halifax Convention Centre in Halifax, Canada.
There are many reasons to believe the ocean is the next economic frontier. Innovation and investment are two sides of the coin that is galvanizing economic activity in the ocean. To help meet the growing global demand for more energy, greater efficiency, resilient supply chains, and other expanded commercial opportunities, the future of the blue economy is crucial. Along with the risks come new opportunities to reimagine what modernization and growth looks like for our oceans.
The Summit features innovators, business leaders, thought leaders and investors to learn about and engage with the latest “blue economy” innovators and technologies, and identify solutions that will form the roadmap to a sustainable, thriving ocean economy. See the wide array of renowned speakers here.
The two-day program will showcase local innovations that have the potential to be scaled globally, and welcome international business leaders, investors and scientists to share learnings and unleash new opportunities for cross-border partnership and investment.
Here is a list of the sessions:
Tuesday, Oct. 4.
• New energy sources for the ocean economy
• Case study: How is automation uncovering value in ocean supply chains?
• Case Study: The value of the digital ocean
• Ocean supercluster: Three presentations from start-ups
• Technology for understanding changes in the Arctic
• Harnessing the power of deep blue carbon to mitigate climate change 15:00 ADT
• Case study: Fortifying the future of fishing
• Case study: Fishing for pharma: the role of aquaculture in pharmaceuticals
• The future fleet—steering innovation in shipping
• Data-diving—boosting sustainability and revenues with big data and predictive analytics
• Closing keynote interview: Blue Decarbonization
• Event dinner at Halifax Convention Centre, Ballroom level
Wednesday, Oct. 5
• Ocean Carbon Workshop, hosted by the Ocean Frontier Institute
• The role of ocean investment in fighting climate change
• Investment spotlight: Elevating ocean innovation through incubators
• Investment spotlight: Ocean opportunities
• Workshop: Supercharging ocean clusters
• Workshop: Blue bonds for investing in the blue economy
• Space and the ocean—the next (profitable) frontier?
• Spotlight: The talent pool
• Creating a culture of ocean awareness
• Diversity in ocean technology
• Changemaker Challenge