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BluAct 3rd meeting on "Incubation of Blue Economy Startups" at Ostend, Belgium

17 - 19 September 2019
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Overview of the critical steps that need to be followed for moving a Blue Economy competition onwards (evaluation, demo day organisation, incubation, etc.)

DAY 1: 17th September (full day)

Venue: Vives Campus, Lijndraaiersstraat 60, 8400 Oostende

Date

8.30-9.00 am

Registration

 

9.00-9.30 am

Welcome to Ostend

The Councillor for Economic Development

9.30-9.45am

Welcome by Marcelline Bonneau, Urbact Programme Expert

Marcelline Bonneau

9.45–10.00am

Warm Up Exercise

Jim Sims

10.00–10.15 am

Objectives  of the Transnational Network Meeting

Jim Sims

10.15-11.15 am

Partners Updates & Marketing Presentations (Part I): How your transfer planning activity is progressing. Please present your progress to date on the transfer activity and marketing plans/activities according to the brief sent out prior to the meeting.

All partners

11.15-11.35 am

Coffee Break

 

11.35-12.35pm

Partners Updates & Marketing Presentations (Part II): How your transfer planning activity is progressing. Please present your progress to date on the transfer activity and marketing plans/activities according to the brief sent out prior to the meeting.

All partners

12.35-1.35pm

Lunch break

 

1.35-2.20pm

Cluster, Network and Sector Development: methodologies and processes for growing and developing business participation. This will build on the session delivered by BNC in Mataro to explore the Flanders experience, focussing particularly on products/services offered to secure the commitment of business.

Dries Debruyne, Innovation Manager, Blue Cluster

2.20-3.20pm

Proposal Evaluation and Selection Workshop: Interactive workshop considering how Piraeus evaluates different proposals received from applicants, what recommendations follow for applicants etc

Alexandra Tsatsou, Piraeus

3.20-3.40pm

Coffee Break

 

3.40 – 4.00pm

Report Back from Galati Extended ULG: What was achieved and how the participation process worked. A report back from Galati

Team Galati

4.00 – 4.30pm 

Mapping Your Customer Journey: Mapping how the overall enterprise competition works in your city, from an applicants’ perspective.

Jim Sims and Team Galati

4.30-5.00pm

Report Back on the Bologna Summit on Engaging Citizens

Sara Petrone, Salerno

5.00 – 6.00 pm

Bilateral / Trilateral

Funding Blue Growth Programmes

Ostend, Burgas and Piraeus


DAY 2: 18th September (full day)

Venue: Vives Campus, Lijndraaiersstraat 60, 8400 Oostende

8.30-9.00

Registration

 

9.00-10.00 am

Co-ordination Meeting: project deliverables, progress, challenges and learnings discussed in a BluAct “fish bowl”

Alexandra Tsatsou & Lida Ampatzi, Piraeus

10.00 – 10.40am

Preparing to run a Hackathon: how they work, what to consider when commissioning one.  How to make your event a success.

Jim Sims & Koen Denys

10.40-11.00pm

Coffee Break

 

11.00-12.30 am

Hack-day: Interactive Workshop where participants will get to work in teams in a mini-hackathon style exercise. This interactive session will give participants a sense of some of the issues to consider in running a Hackathon

Jim Sims & Koen Denys

12.30- 12.45pm

A little Indian Head Message …

Oscar Valdivielso

12.45-1.45pm

Lunch break

 

1.45 – 3.00 pm

Hack-day: Interactive Workshop where participants will get to work in teams in a mini-hackathon style exercise. This interactive session will give participants a sense of some of the issues to consider in running a Hackathon

Jim Sims & Koen Denys

3.00-3.30pm

Pitching: How to pitch the ideas developed

Jim Sims & Koen Denys

3.30 – 3.40pm

Coffee Break

 

3.40–5.00pm

Pitch-Fest: The culmination of the Hack-day, where participants will get to work in teams to present the ideas developed and judge each others proposals.

TBC (or Jim Sims)

 

DAY 3: 19th September (half day)

Venue: Greenbridge, Wetenschapspark 1, 8400 Oostende

Ferry  boat to VLIZ

8.45am

Ferry Boat to VLIZ (Flanders Marine Institute)

 

9.00-10.15am

Visit to VLIZ (Flanders Marine Institute): Understanding more about the work of VLIZ, but also areas of future research, which may yield opportunities to encourage and promote ‘new jobs’ in the blue economy.

Tina Mertens, Vice President.

10.15-10.30am

Bus to Greenbridge

 

10.30-11.15 am

Greenbridge Incubation Model: Exploration of the incubation process provided by Greenbridge, the city’s existing Blue Economy Incubator. Followed by a short tour

Maxime Depoorter, Project Manager & Noémie Wouters, CEO

11.15 -11.30am

Coffee Break

 

11.30-12.00pm

Preparing a Transfer Diary from this Transnational Meeting

Jim Sims