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Opening and Contextualization

09:30 - 09:35


Interreg Atlantic Area and Blue Growth 

Isabel Silva - Program Project Officer

09:35 - 09:45

ProtoAtlantic Project Introduction and General Insights

Jorge Galván – Project Coordinator (Innovalia Association)

European Strategies and Initiatives on Blue Growth

09:45 - 09:55

Atlantic Action Plan – Tools and Opportunities for the Marine Sector

Cecilia Samos – National Node Atlantic Action Plan

09:55 - 10:05

BlueInvest – Connecting the Blue Economy Ecosystem

Simon Hardiman - Quality Controller (CARSA)

Policies and Ecosystem Block

10:05 - 10:15

ProtoAtlantic Results - Marine Policies and Investment Opportunities

Jessica Giannoumis – Project Manager (University College Cork/MaREI)

10:15 - 10:35

Discussion Panel: Opportunities for Know-How Transfer and Collaboration among Regional Ecosystems

  • Joaquín Hernández – CEO at PLOCAN (Canary Islands)
  • Zakaria Naimi – Director of the Green Energy Park (Morocco)
  • Rotem Cohen – CEO at Israeli Coastal and Marine Engineering Research Institute, Technion (Israel)

Moderator: Moisés Santana – General Manager (EMERGE)

Process Modelling Block

10:35 - 10:45

ProtoAtlantic Methodology for Replication

Jorge Galván – Project Coordinator (Innovalia Association)

Business Acceleration Block

10:45 - 11:00

ProtoAtlantic Results - Marine Startups Acceleration and Business Support. Startup Success Cases: Subsea Mechatronics and ARQ

Héctor Martínez – Project Manager (EMERGE)

11:00 - 11:10

Main Challenges for Marine Startups to Reach the Market 

Oscar Villanueva – Co-Founder at Arrecife Systems and Startups Mentor

Infrastructures Block

11:10 - 11:20

ProtoAtlantic Results - Marine Infrastructures and Prototyping/Testing Support

Paula Lima – Project Manager (INESC TEC)

11:20 - 11:40

Discussion Panel: Access to Infrastructures and Expertise in the Atlantic

  • Jérémie Bazin - Head of Campus Mondial de la Mer at Technopôle Brest-Iroise
  • Dernis Mediavilla - Marine Energy Development Manager at EMEC
  • Liam Fitzgerald - Marine Incubation Manager at MaREI

Moderator: Eduardo Silva – Unit Coordinator (INESC TEC)


11:40 - 11:45

Conference Closure and Demo Day Welcome

Darragh O'Suilleabhain – Project Manager (Cork County Council)