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Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference: Presentations / Outcomes

27 September 2016 - Dublin, Ireland

WELCOME ADDRESSES

  • Brendan Carr, Lord Mayor of Dublin
  • Michael Creed TD, Government of Ireland - Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
  • Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission
    [PDF en]
  • Deirdre Clune, Member of European Parliament [PDF en]
  • Alain Cadec, Member of the European Parliament (video message) [PDF fr]

Atlantic Project Award Ceremony

More information is available here

Cooperation and funding opportunities in the Atlantic Area

  • Vicente Rodriguez Saez, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission [PDF en]
  • Alexandros Chloros, Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan, Networking and Matchmaking possibilities
    [PDF en]

PLENARY OPENING SESSION - PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION IN THE ATLANTIC AREA: FROM ATLANTIC POLICY OBJECTIVES TO BEST PRACTICES

How do policies support innovation and entrepreneurship in the Atlantic Area?

  • Peter Joyce, UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills [PDF en]
  • María Muñoz, Senior Advisor, Programming and Evaluation of EU Funds in the Spanish Ministry of Finance and Public Administration [PDF en]

Illustration of best practices based on concrete stories from successful entrepreneurs/innovators in the Atlantic area:

  • John Daly, Principle of Sláinte Ól Teo: case study on the Functional Drink ('Liquid') [PDF en]
  • Joe Greaney, Director of WestBIC, Ireland and President Emeritus of EBN (European Business and Innovation Centre Network): Applied Innovation supports in place to bring creativity to Market [PDF en]

Demonstration of how particular maritime and fisheries transnational networks/clusters promoting entrepreneurship and innovation have developed best practices

  • Nuno Almeida, CCDRN- Norte Portugal Regional Coordination and Development Commission [PDF en]
  • Valerie Cummins, Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster – IMERC [PDF en]

International dimension of Innovation in the Atlantic area

Update on Galway statement implementation - state of play, synergy with the Atlantic Strategy

  • Jacques Fuchs, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission [PDF en]

ATLAS project – A trans-Atlantic assessment and deep-sea ecosystem-based spatial management plan for Europe

  • Antony Grehan, National University of Ireland Galway [PDF en]
  • David Murphy, Aqua TT

FIRST ROUND OF FOUR PARALLEL WORKSHOP SESSIONS

Workshop 1A: Marine test sites and demonstration areas: hubs to drive Blue Technologies into the market place

Organiser:

  • The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands

Moderator:

  • Joaquín Hernández-Brito, Plocan [PDF en]

Speakers:

  • Matthew Finn, European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) [PDF en]
  • Miguel Lopes, Wave Energy Centre (WaVEC) [PDF en]
  • John Breslin, SmartBay Irelands

Workshop 1B: Supporting implementation of maritime spatial planning in the Celtic seas (SIMCelt): exploring entrepreneurship and innovation opportunities

Organiser:

  • SIMCelt (University of Liverpool) [PDF en]

Moderator:

  • Sue Kidd, SIMCelt (University of Liverpool)

Speakers/Facilitators:

  • Igor Mayer, Breda, University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands
  • Rhona Fairgrieve, Scottish Coastal Forum
  • Xander Keijser, Rijkswaterstaat, NL
  • Andronikos Kafas, Marine Scotland Science

Workshop 1C: Bridging skills gaps in the Maritime Sector: how to adapt maritime training to the industry’s needs?

Organiser:

  • CPMR Atlantic Arc Commission

Moderator:

  • Pauline Caumont, CPMR Atlantic Arc Commission

Speakers:

  • Sébastien Pilard, Regional Council of Pays de la Loire Region
  • Robert Lynch, Halpin Centre for Research and Innovation at National Maritime College of Cork (NMCI)
    [PDF en]
  • António Sarmento, Wave Energy Center (WavEC) [PDF en]

Workshop 1.D - Bluelabs.I/O – developing a collaborative open innovation network for the Atlantic blue economy

[PDF en]

Organiser:

  • Vertigolab

Moderator:

  • Serge Gomes da Silva, Vertigolab

Speakers:

  • Pedro Salazar, INESC TEC
  • Dan Watson, Satellite Applications Catapult

SECOND ROUND OF FOUR PARALLEL WORKSHOP SESSIONS

Workshop 2A: Can combining Blue Sectors in multiple-use of space or multi-purpose platforms produce viable business cases: Case study analysis using Maribe H2020 projects

Organiser:

  • Maribe project, MaREI Centre, UCC

Moderator:

  • Gordon Dalton, Maribe Project Coordinator, MaREI Centre, UCC [PDF en]

Speakers:

  • Mike Blanch, BEng (Hons), BVG Associates [PDF en]
  • Hannah Williams, Marine Energy Research Group, Swansea University [PDF en]

Workshop 2B: Strengthening Atlantic competitiveness: the opportunity of a Maritime Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project

Organiser:

  • University of Cádiz

Moderator:

  • Luis Benito, Lloyd’s Register Marine & Offshore Innovation

Speakers:

  • Alejandra Brome, University of Cádiz [PDF en]
  • Jesús Querol, Business Angels Network “Océano Azul” [PDF en]
  • Carlos Matilla, FuVeX (start-up) [PDF en]
  • Hugo Barros, Division of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer (CRIA), University of Algarve [PDF en]

Workshop 2C: Resilient coastal communities and efficiently managed harbour inlet areas

[PDF en]

Organiser:

  • Instituto Hidrográfico

Moderator:

  • António Jorge da Silva, Instituto Hidrográfico

Speakers:

  • Paulo Baptista, University of Aveiro
  • Michael Kennelly, Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC)
  • François-Régis Martin-Lauzer, ACRI-HE

Workshop 2D: Open data for Blue Growth in the Atlantic area

Organiser:

  • European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet)

Moderators:

  • Iain Shepherd, Directorate‐General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission [PDF en]
  • Jan‐Bart Calewaert, European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet)

Speakers:

  • Jacques Populus, Ifremer [PDF en]
  • Jonathan Williams, Marine South East [PDF en]
  • Thomas Furey, Marine Institute [PDF en]
  • Philippe Craneguy, Actimar [PDF en]

Plenary closing session

Atlantic City of the Year Award [PDF en]

Presentation of workshop sessions outcomes [PDF en]

Closing words

  • Felix Leinemann, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission [PDF en]
  • Marcella Smyth, Irish President of the Atlantic Strategy Group [PDF en]