BlueInvest Day 2020

04.02.2020 Brussels


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February 4, 2020
Duration: 1 Day
Brussels, Belgium
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
406 Participants

VIP Breakfast – Invitation only

 

08:00 - 09:00

Investors breakfast – invitation only

Roundtable format. Participants are investors, fund managers and select CEOs. Max. 40 participants.

Official programme | Main stage

 

08:00 - 09:00

Registration and networking breakfast

09:00 - 10:00

Opening session: EU Green Deal and Blue Economy – What is the Way Forward?

What is the way forward for establishing a just and sustainable Blue Economy? A high-level keynote session with inspiring leaders.

Virginijus SINKEVIČIUS, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans & Fisheries

Emma NAVARRO, Vice President, European Investment Bank

Jeremy DARROCH, Chief Executive, Sky Group

10:00 - 10:15

Investor pitch

Michael KLEINDL, Founder & Managing Partner, Blue Horizon Ventures

Christian OLDENDORFF, Owner & Founder, AMPLIFIER GmbH

Simon DENT, Blue Investments Director, Althelia Funds

10:15 - 11:10

BlueInvest Awards | Pitch Category 1: Clean energy from the ocean

Five start-ups/SMEs in this category will be selected to pitch to a panel of investors and experts. The BlueInvest Award for “Power from the Ocean” will be awarded to the candidate with the best technology/product and pitch at the conclusion of BlueInvest Day.

This category shall cover innovative solutions, processes and technologies in the field of ocean renewables and ocean energy.

Jury panel
Andrew SMITH, Executive Director, Greenbackers Investment Capital Limited
Maren HJORTH BAUER, CEO and Co-Founder, Katapult Ocean
Michael JONES, President, TMA BlueTech
Mare STRAETMANS, Director, Digital Transformation, Van Oord
Steffen KNODT, Director New Ventures, Wärtsilä

11:10 - 11:25

Investor pitch

Andrew SMITH, Executive Director, Greenbackers Investment Capital Limited

Olivier RAYBAUD, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Blue Oceans Partners

11:25 - 12:20

BlueInvest Awards | Pitch Category 2: Intelligent ocean

Five start-ups/SMEs in this category will be selected to pitch to a panel of investors and experts. The BlueInvest Award for “Intelligent Ocean” will be awarded to the candidate with the best technology/product and pitch at the conclusion of BlueInvest Day.

This category shall cover next generation digital technologies, products and solutions in the field of artificial intelligence, robotics, smart ports, harbours & terminals, remote sensing and navigation, etc.

Jury panel
Christian OLDENDORFF, Owner & Founder, AMPLIFIER GmbH
Juan ALVAREZ DE LARA, Co-Chairman, Impact investing Committee, European Business Angels Network
Elias CHBEIR, Board of Directors, Luxembourg Business Angels Network
Maren HJORTH BAUER, CEO and Co-Founder, Katapult Ocean
Steffen KNODT, Director New Ventures, Wärtsilä
Mare STRAETMANS, Director, Digital Transformation, Van Oord

12:20 - 13:20

Networking lunch @ The Marketplace

13:20 - 13:35

Investor pitch

Vanessa DRAPER, Director for Partnerships & Corporate Engagement, Sky Ocean Ventures

Shiblee ALAM, Managing Director – Impact Investing, 8F Investment Partners

Juan ALVAREZ DE LARA, Co-Chairman, Impact investing Committee, European Business Angels Network

Max GOTTSCHALK, Founding Partner, Ocean 14 Capital

13:35 - 14:30

BlueInvest Awards | Pitch Category 3: Food & feed from the ocean

Five start-ups/SMEs in this category will be selected to pitch to a panel of investors and experts. The BlueInvest Award for “Food & Feed from the Ocean” will be awarded to the candidate with the best technology/product and pitch at the conclusion of BlueInvest Day.

This category shall cover innovative new food and feed from aquaculture and renewable aquatic biological resources.

Jury panel
Christian LIM, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Blue Oceans Partners
Michael KLEINDL, Founder & Managing Partner, Blue Horizon Ventures
Shiblee ALAM, Managing Director – Impact Investing, 8F Investment Partners
Pierre CG ROUSSEAU, Strategic Advisor, Sustainable Business, BNP Paribas
Emma FAU, Founder, EUcapital SPRL
Max GOTTSCHALK, Ocean 14 Capital

14:30 - 14:40

The Accelerator Pitch

Maren HJORTH BAUER, CEO and Co-Founder, Katapult Ocean

Carolien VAT-SANDEE, Director, PortXL

14:40 - 14:50

Blue Economy: A US perspective

Michael JONES, President, TMA BlueTech

14:50 - 15:00

Blue Economy: How Banks Can Change the Game

Pierre CG ROUSSEAU, Strategic Advisor, Sustainable Business, BNP Paribas

15:00 - 15:55

BlueInvest Awards | Pitch Category 4: Blue bioeconomy and green solutions

Five start-ups/SMEs in this category will be selected to pitch to a panel of investors and experts. The BlueInvest Award for “Blue bioeconomy and green solutions” will be awarded to the candidate with the best technology/product and pitch at the conclusion of BlueInvest Day.

This category shall cover new products, technologies, solutions and processes from renewable aquatic biological resources, including packaging and medical/pharmaceuticals. It shall also cover solutions toward the “greening” of traditional maritime industries, marine litter, circular economy, natural capital/ocean resource management, etc.

Jury panel
Olivier RAYBAUD, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Blue Oceans Partners
Christian OLDENDORFF, Owner & Founder, AMPLIFIER GmbH
Vanessa DRAPER, Director for Partnerships & Corporate Engagement, Sky Ocean Ventures
Andrew SMITH, Executive Director, Greenbackers Investment Capital Limited
Juan ALVAREZ DE LARA, CEO & Founder, Seed & Click and Co-Chairman, Impact investing Committee, European Business Angels Network
Pierre CG ROUSSEAU, Strategic Advisor, Sustainable Business, BNP Paribas
Simon DENT, Althelia Funds

15:55 - 16:15

Women in Blue Innovation

Lucy HUGHES, Founder, MarinaTex

Fiona HOUSTON, Co-Founder & SeaEO, Mara® Seaweed

16:15 - 16:30

Break

16:30 - 17:30

BlueInvest Awards

The BlueInvest Award shall be conferred to the 4 top technologies/products of BlueInvest Day, based on the 4 pitch sessions conducted over the course of the day. The audience may also vote for a People’s Choice category via online vote.

17:30 - 19:00

Networking reception

 

Parallel sessions

 

All parallel activities may only start from 10:00, following the Opening Session

 

10:00 - 16:30

1:1 meetings and targeted business matching

10:00 - 16:30

BlueInvest Fund of Funds: Investors consultation

Dedicated area for EIF team to conduct 1:1 meetings to discuss the BlueInvest Fund of Funds.