Blue & You - Summer Speaker Series | June 23 - August 18 2022
The Blue & You
Summer Speaker Series
Educational sessions are offered to the general public. By offering Rhode Islanders the opportunity to learn about the growing importance and potential of the blue economy in this region, citizens will become more aware and engaged.
In-person at Innovate Newport, 513 Broadway Newport, RI 02840
Thursdays | June 23 - August 18
4-4:45 p.m.: Presentation
4:45-5:30 pm. Networking
Thursday | June 27
Coffee Talk from 9-10:30 a.m.
Register for the events here.
Discover Global Markets & the Blue Economy in Canada | July 28th
Discover Global Markets & the Blue Economy in Canada
Thursday, July 28th | 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Innovate Newport, 513 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840
Welcoming Tracey Ford, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration, and U.S. Embassy Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to discuss:
- The US Commercial Service – How we can help you expand your business globally
- Things to Know to Successfully Do Business in Canada
- An overview of the Blue Economy in Canada, Trends and Opportunities
- An overview of Discover Global Markets: Blue Economy event and how it is your one-stop show for information and networking
Tracey Ford, Commercial Specialist, is a graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa with, BA Economics. Tracey's career began with Newbridge Networks Corporation doing statistical analysis on the performance of their Information Technology Department. After several years at Newbridge, she transferred into their global help desk, helping 5600 clients on Mac and PC platforms with their computer-related problems, and then to the Remedy Support Team supporting UNIX-based developers.
Tracey joined CS Canada in March 2007 as a Commercial Specialist after 5 years serving the Department of State as a procurement agent. As a Commercial Specialist, Tracey counsels U.S. businesses that wish to begin exporting or increase their exports to Canada as well as Canadian businesses that are looking for U.S partners. Tracey covers the IT sector on a national basis, Atlantic Canada, and is the lead on Canada’s Commercial Diplomacy team.
Spring BlueTech Innovation Series | April - May 2022
The BlueTech Innovation Series brings together Rhode Island’s leading startup companies focused on “blue” technologies to network and showcase their cutting-edge technologies. One blue tech startup featured per session/week.
The BlueTech Innovation Series event website with information about the companies, etc. can be found HERE.
In-person at Innovate Newport, 513 Broadway, Newport RI 02840
Wednesdays | April 20 - May 25
4:00 - 4:45 pm : Presentation
4:45 - 5:00 pm : Networking
4/20: V2SubSea; Dustin Varnell
4/27: Flux Marine: Ben Sorkin
5/4: Jaia Robotics: Ian Estephan-Owen
5/11: Kinetix: Omar Brand
5/18: Current Lab: Kevin Rosa
5/25: Ocean State Sensing
Register for each of the 6 events here.
Rhode Island/Israel BlueTech Startup Competition | March - April 2022
The goal of the competition is to cultivate the international blue tech ecosystem by supporting startups and connecting them with strategic partners, mentors, and resources. The deadline for applications is March 8th. This is a virtual event.
3/8/22: Applications Due
3/15/22: Finalists Announced
3/22/22: Pitch Session #1
3/29/22: Pitch Session #2
4/12/22: Pitch Session #3 | 12-1:30 p.m.
*recording of session #3 will be available after the final session on April 12.
For details about the competition, visit the event website here.
BlueTech Start-Up Session 1
BlueTech Start Up Session 2