21 May 2019 - 22 May 2019 | Ålesund, Norway
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21 May 2019 - 22 May 2019
Ålesund, Norway
Blue Growth Conference and Matchmaking

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Blue Growth Conference and Matchmaking

In 2019 and 2020, there will be calls for international business projects amounting to 63 million Euro under the EEA and Norway Grants in Croatia, Greece, Poland, Portugal and Romania. 

Are you interested in joining one of these projects? Then you should the Blue Growth Conference and Matchmaking Event on May 22 in Ålesund!

For more detailed information please also see Practical Information.

Main Target Group

  • European companies planning on developing projects in the realm of the blue economy, including the application of innovative research-driven technology and processes, that are potential applicants and partners for one of the EEA and Norway Grants business programmes.
  • These companies should be registered in Croatia, Greece, Poland, Portugal or Romania.
  • Norwegian and Icelandic suppliers or developers of technologies or processes, as well as research institutes within Blue Growth / Ocean Space.

Do you not have a partner yet?

Find potential partners in the business matchmaking.

Take a look at a typical matchmaking event (external link)

Relevant Project Topics

Examples of relevant topics for projects eligible under the EEA and Norway Grants are:

  • Technologies and solutions for fisheries/aquaculture (development of innovative products and technologies in fisheries/fish farming sector)
  • Ocean renewable energy sector
  • Maritime industry, including maritime transports technologies
  • Off-shore infrastructures
  • Robotics related to marine and maritime technologies
  • Technologies for deep sea resources and mapping
  • Shipbuilding and shipping (development of innovative products and technologies)
  • Blue biotechnology and environmental monitoring and surveillance activities
  • Innovative products and technologies which are already available in the market, or to develop new ones, that use marine litter as raw material


Closed since 22 May 2019


Norwegian Maritime Competence Center

Organised by


Participants 51
Meetings 83


Croatia 11
Greece 6
Iceland 5
Norway 25
Poland 4
Portugal 9
Romania 4
Total 64


Industry 3
Company/SME 25
Start-up / Entrepreneur 7
University 2
R&D Institution 7
Association/Agency 3
Authority/Government 9
Cluster 4
Other 4
Total 64