There are many reasons to believe the ocean is the next economic frontier. Innovation and investment are two sides of the coin that is galvanising 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 modernisation and growth looks like for our oceans.
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, will convene 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.
Taking place in Halifax, Canada, the two-day programme 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.
Topics to be covered
- Climate change and the ocean
- Innovation in the blue economy
- The role of ocean investment in fighting climate change
- Talent in the blue economy
- The future fleet—steering innovation in shipping.
- A dual focus on innovation and investment will attract key decisionmakers in technology and investment institutions and foundations where other events focus on policy
- A range of startups and companies backed by tech giants will demonstrate the vastness of the innovation to solve the ocean economy’s most pressing issues through presentations and moderator-led discussions
- Case-study sessions using proven solutions will differentiate our event from others where there is a greater focus on high-level, theoretical conversations, rather than evidence-based scenarios.