21 May 2019 - 22 May 2019 | Ålesund, Norway


21 May 2019
18:00 – 21:30
Social Activity - Boat trip and Reception

Validated participants are invited to a boat trip followed by a reception in the evening of May 21st. To join this activity, registration via the B2match system is necessary! There is no additional cost linked to the participation in the event.

17:45 h Meeting at point of departure in the city center (more detailed information following soon)
18:00 h Departure by boat, including sight seeing trip, followed by a reception and buffet at Devold Fabrikken
21:30 h Return and arrival back at the city center by boat

For more detailed information please see Practical Information.

22 May 2019
09:00 – 12:15
Plenary Session

08:30 registration

09:00 Welcome Address, Helge Gjerde, leader Innovation Norway, Møre og Romsdal 

09:15 Opening Keynote
Ocean Visuals - Sharing a successful project, Christian Testmann, CEO Ocean Visuals

Q&A Session

09:45 Inspirations from the Blue Growth Sector - Challenges and Opportunities

  • GCE Blue Maritime Cluster, Frank Støyva Emblem
  • NCE Blue Legasea Cluster, Svein Erik Gaustad
  • An example of a Nordic - Iceland collaboration project, Ingveldur Ásta Björnsdóttir.
  • Opportunities within the Shipping Sector in Greece, Mary Litsardopoulou, Royal Norwegian Embassy Athens

10:15 Networking break

10:45 European Perspectives on Needs and Opportunities for Collaboration
Introduction to the EEA and Norway Grants, Frauke Muth
Upcoming Opportunities for project collaboration within Blue Growth, Anne Lise Rognlidalen

FAQ Session with programme operators for Croatia, Greece, Poland, Portugal and Romania

11:15 Networking break

11:45 European business cases - Pitching (upon invitation only)

12:15 Lunch break

12:15 – 12:45
Mingling Lunch
12:45 – 13:00
How does the Matchmaking work?
13:00 – 14:00
B2B Matchmaking Session 1
14:00 – 15:40
B2B Matchmaking Session 2
16:00 – 17:00
Guided Visit Norwegian Maritime Competence Center (tbc)
The event agenda's time zone is CEST.