Scale your Blue Growth impact by joining the innovation network Blue Tech Cluster and matchmake with industry, researchers, kapital funds and startups.

About this Event
How do we leverage disruptive innovation in a sector that only experience 5% utilisation? That is one of the main dilemmas we explore, at this Blue Tech Cluster innovation meetup.

Blue Tech Cluster bridge industry, research, venture capital and innovation environments and creates a network platform, for experience-based knowledge sharing with a purpose og leveraging Blue Growth innovation.

Join the network meetup on August 15 2019 in Svendborg to leverage your innovation and knowledge about the opportunities within marine innovation.

09:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:30 Welcome and introduction by Rocket57 & Mayor Bo hansen

From 10:30 – 12:10 with breaks:
Theme #1: A global market of unexploited opportunities

Innovation Center Denmark about w/ Tue David Bak, Executive Director, Tel Aviv:
* How does Denmark compare when it comes to technology transfer?
* With inspiration from Tel Aviv, how do you optimize technology transfer relations in the creation of an epicenter?
* Debate/discussion.

Panel discussion w/ Tue David Bak, Kristina Siig (Blue SDU), Jens Kjerulf (DTU Aqua), Anders Hoff (Dansk Industri):
* Is the industry good enough to utilize academic research within Blue Biotech in the development of new products?
* How can the collaboration be strengthened and technology transfer barriers be broken down?

Case #1: Interact between research and industry, for innovative extraction of energy resources w/ Ib Johannesen, CEO, Bio2Oil.

12:10 -12:45: gourmet lunch served by Hotel Christiansminde

From 12:45 – 13:45 with breaks:
Theme #2: Plastic in the world oceans – challenges and solutions

Louise Lerche-Gredal, CEO, Plastic Change about:
* The size of the problem,
* The consequences,
* Solutions,
* Feedback/reflections from the participants.

Case #2: Presentation of innovative startup that uses algae as a solution to the plastic challenge w / Lise Honsinger, COO, Notpla.

From 13:45 – 14:30:
Theme #3: Sustainable solutions using algae and alginates

What can algae and alginates be used for w/ Susan Holdt from DTU:
* Consistency regulation and protein source, fiber and dye in food and feed
* Fertilizer
* Raw material for bioenergy
* Vegetables from the sea
* Bioactive substances for use in cosmetics

Case #3: Sustainable innovation made possible with algae and alginates for the global market w/ Michael K. Nielsen, CEO, Aliga Microalgae

From 14:30 – 15:15:
Theme #4: Attraction of capital and funding to Blue Biotech sector

Mogens Riber, Spring Nordic & Timothy Wallace, Novozymes about:
* Challenges of attracting capital to new product development
* How can more venture capital and funding be attracted for commercialisation of Blue Biotech projects?

17:00 – ? Early dinner for those around at a restaurant in Svendborg (own payment)

Why is Blue Biotech in our attention
The emerging and very lucrative market for marine biological material for use in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, forage, food ingredients etc. holds many exploitation opportunities yet to be taken advantage of. Today only 5% of what is harvested on the planet is derived from the planet’s oceans – primarily by the fishery industry. The synergy effects of Marine Biotech make the industry a central influent on other types of Biotech industries, such as the market for industrial enzymes, additives, pharmaceuticals, functional foods (eg. vitamins in spring water), aqua cultivation of vegetables and plants, cosmetics and agricultural products. In addition, the use of Marine Biotech spreads rapidly to new industrial domains, including bioprocessing and restoration of ecosystems. Marine Biotech has the potential to solve many global challenges, including; climate, environmental and humanitarian (food). We believe that an intensified focus on the cross-industrial synergies in the sector will enable greater focus from industrial partners, research partners and the venture capital sector, and leverage a range of new innovative startups and job opportunities.

Please email with any questions. To learn more about the innovation network, follow this link to our webpage:

*Participation includes a membership of Blue Tech Cluster rest of 2019. Ticket fee covers food and drink during the network meeting.