The Blue Innovation Symposium (BIS) is the premier event in New England for connecting the marine technology industry for education, networking and facilitating partnering opportunities. The conference brings together a broad spectrum of representatives of the marine technology industry from the US and beyond. The BIS has welcomed more than 300 attendees and nearly 40 sponsors for the three-day event, which included keynote addresses, panel discussions and a unique series of five-minute flash talks.
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Highlights from the 2020 Blue Innovation Symposium included a surprise announcement from Stefan Pryor, RI Secretary of Commerce, and Matt Morrisey, Head of US Markets and Strategy for Ørsted, who revealed that Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, in partnership with offshore wind developer Ørsted, would open its US Innovation Hub in Providence, RI.
We also presented our inaugural Rising Tide Awards to Dr. Jim Bellingham, the former director of the Center for Marine Robotics (CMR) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Boston Engineering of Waltham, Massachusetts and GeoSpectrum Technologies of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, all in recognition of their contributions to the industry. If you would like to nominate a company or individual for a 2022 Rising Tide Award, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Blue Innovation Symposium is organized by the Marine & Oceanographic Technology Network (MOTN), the Consulate General of Canada in Boston, and TSC Strategic.