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
543 Participants

VIP Breakfast for Investors – Invitation only

 

08:00 - 09:00

Investors breakfast – invitation only

For investors, fund managers and select CEOs.

 

Arrival and registration

 

Welcome remarks

Virginijus SINKEVIČIUS, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans & Fisheries

Emma NAVARRO, Vice President, European Investment Bank

 

The BlueInvest Initiative

Bernhard FRIESS, Acting Director-General for Maritime Affairs & Fisheries and Director, Maritime Policy & Blue Economy

Daniela CEDOLA, BlueInvest Project Director, PwC Luxembourg

 

BlueInvest Fund

Patric GRESKO, Head of Division, Innovation & Technology Investments, European Investment Fund

 

Discussion moderated by the European Investment Fund

Official programme | Main stage

 

08:00

Registration

Breakfast will be offered at the venue.

09:00

Start of programme

BlueInvest Day will be moderated by Adam PARSONS, Europe Correspondent, Sky News

09:00 - 09:45

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

09:45 - 10:00

Investor pitch

Michael KLEINDL, Founder & Managing Partner, Blue Horizon Ventures

Christian OLDENDORFF, Owner & Founder, AMPLIFIER GmbH

Simon DENT, Blue Investments Director, Althelia Funds

10:00 - 10:55

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

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

Jury panel
Andrew SMITH, Executive Director, Greenbackers Investment Capital Limited
Ingrid KYLSTAD, COO, Katapult Ocean
Michael JONES, President, TMA BlueTech
Mare STRAETMANS, Director, Digital Transformation, Van Oord
Steffen KNODT, Director New Ventures, Wärtsilä
Laure BLANCHARD-BRUNAC, Associate Director, EU Affairs, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Finalists
▪ Algaenergy S.A. (Spain)
▪ Blue Power Synergy (Belgium)
▪ Corpower Ocean (Sweden)
▪ Exceedence Ltd (Ireland)
▪ FiberSail (Portugal)

 

10:55 - 11:10

Investor pitch

Andrew SMITH, Executive Director, Greenbackers Investment Capital Limited

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

David VAN LOO, Investment Director, Rotterdam Port Fund

11:10 - 12:05

BlueInvest Awards | Pitch Category 2: Intelligent ocean

This category covers 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
Ingrid KYLSTAD, COO, Katapult Ocean
Steffen KNODT, Director New Ventures, Wärtsilä
Mare STRAETMANS, Director, Digital Transformation, Van Oord
David VAN LOO, Investment Director, Rotterdam Port Fund
Philip BISHOP, Industry Partnership Manager, National Oceanography Centre     
Fernando GAGO ESTEBAN, Head of Open Innovation, Kaleido – Ideas & Logistics

 

Finalists
▪ Evolution Energie (France)
▪ METIS Cyberspace Technology S.A. (Greece)
▪ SAMMY (Greece)
▪ Sensmet Ltd (Finland)
▪ SINAY (France)

12:05 - 13:05

Networking lunch @ The Marketplace

13:05 - 13:25

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

13:25 - 14:20

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

This category covers 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

Finalists
▪ Algaria Srl (Italy)
▪ Aquatic Biologicals (Greece)
▪ BioFeyn (France)
▪ Eliminatore Ltd (United Kingdom)
▪ SEAentia (Portugal)

14:20 - 14:30

The Accelerator Pitch

Ingrid KYLSTAD, COO, Katapult Ocean

Fernando GAGO ESTEBAN, Head of Open Innovation, Kaleido – Ideas & Logistics

14:30 - 14:40

Blue Economy: A US perspective

Michael JONES, President, TMA BlueTech

14:40 - 14:50

Blue Economy: How Banks Can Change the Game

Laure BLANCHARD-BRUNAC, Associate Director, EU Affairs, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

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

14:50 - 15:45

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

This category covers 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
Hein MOLENKAMP, Managing Director, Water Alliance

Finalists
▪ ARC Marine Limited (United Kingdom)
▪ Edorado B.V. (The Netherlands)
▪ Goodbag (Austria)
▪ Marine Performance Systems B.V. (The Netherlands)
▪ Planktovie SAS (France)

15:45 - 16:05

Women in Blue Innovation

Lucy HUGHES, Founder, MarinaTex

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

16:05 - 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.

The BlueInvest Awards shall be presented by Virginijus SINKEVIČIUS, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans & Fisheries

17:30 - 19:00

Networking reception

 

Parallel sessions

 

All parallel activities start from 10:00, after the Opening Session

 

10:00 - 16:30

1:1 meetings and targeted business matching

10:00 - 16:30

BlueInvest Fund: Investors consultation

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