Maritime Forum

Maritime Forum Themes


Black Sea BlueInvest workshop 2 September 15:30

Event date:
02/09/2020 - 15:30 to 16:30
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    Virtual Regional Workshops aim to engage maritime stakeholders and organisations working in the areas of innovation, investment and entrepreneurship.


    BlueInvest is organising its first Regional Workshop for the Black Sea on Wed 2 September. We want to hear your views on how we can better invest in sustainable blue growth and innovation. 

    BlueInvest организира първият регионален семинар за Черно Море на 2ри Септември. Ние искаме да чуем вашите гледни точки как може да инвестираме по-добре в устойчив син растеж и иновация. 


    La BlueInvest organizam primul nostru workshop regional pentru zona Marea Neagra miercuri, pe 2 Septembrie. Ne-am bucura sa auzim ideile tale despre cum putem investi cel mai eficient in dezvoltare si inovatie marina. 




    Virtual Regional Workshop Series

    Virtual Regional Workshops aim to engage maritime stakeholders and organisations working in the areas of innovation, investment and entrepreneurship. These stakeholders play a vital role in the development of Europe’s Blue Economy, acting as multipliers, ambassadors, opportunity identifiers and change agents. They include but are not limited to environmental and business organisations, incubators, accelerators and clusters, trade promotion and industry organisations, universities, research institutes and citizen groups.

    The virtual workshops shall be organised across the EU Sea Basins, to provide emphasis to the issues and concerns specific to the members of each sea basin.

    The workshops will tackle:

    • How to raise awareness of the role of Europe’s blue economy in supporting coastal communities, creating high quality jobs and growth and in decarbonising our economies
    • How to fully realise the potential of the blue economy and deliver economic growth through investment in sustainable solutions in the region

    The outcomes of the workshops will feed into the approach of the BlueInvest platform, within its mission to boost innovation and investment in sustainable technologies for the blue economy, by supporting readiness and access to finance for early-stage businesses, SMEs and scale-ups.

     Workshop planned outputs

    • Stakeholders update (presentation)
    • Increased awareness of the BlueInvest platform
    • Key issues, concerns for the region in relation to sustainable blue growth
    • ideas, proposals and planned initiatives moving forward (including how the platform can support and promote activities)

    Black Sea Regional Workshop

    The first Regional Workshop feature the EU Black Sea Basin. Representatives from organisations in Bulgaria and Romania related to maritime innovation, entrepreneurship and investment will be invited to participate.


    Workshop facilitator: Catherine FRIDERES

    15:30 – 15:45

    Welcome to BlueInvest


    Daniela CEDOLA, Programme Director, BlueInvest

    15:45 – 16:15

    Stakeholder presentations

    Each participant will be asked to deliver a 2-minute pitch of their organisation. They should describe the organisation’s mission & objectives, key challenges and a key activity planned for this year.

    16:15 – 16:55

    BlueInvest for the Black Sea

    A facilitated interactive session using the BXT (Business, Experience, Technology) approach.

    16:55 – 17:00

    Closing remarks and wrap-up


    Event platforms

    This virtual workshop will be conducted using WebEx and Miro – a virtual collaboration tool. We recommend that you register to Miro before the session so that you can easily access the tool.

    Here’s the WebEx meeting link

    Here’s the Miro platform link