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Plenary session 1: "Drivers for innovation in the maritime economy"

Plenary session 1: "Drivers for innovation in the maritime economy"

Date
Monday, 19 May, 2014 - 16:00 to 17:30
Venue
PLENARY room

How can we unlock the potential for innovation and growth in the blue economy?

Making better use of the ocean could supply the Earth's growing population with valuable resources and job opportunities. However, lack of knowledge, of market instruments, of cooperation are bottlenecks for progress and innovation. Discussions will be held on how emerging knowledge, technologies and research can attract highly skilled professionals and increase innovation in the blue economy, making sure that Europe can take a lead role in in this process.

Moderator

Mr Verner Kristiansen

Moderator, development communication specialist
Mr Verner Kristiansen
Panelists

Mr Uwe Beckmeyer

Parliamentary State Secretary, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Mr Uwe Beckmeyer

Dr Simon Walmsley

Marine Manager WWF-International
Dr Simon Walmsley

Mr Paul Holthus

Founding CEO and President, World Ocean Council
Paul Holthus
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