Collaboration Opportunities for a Thriving Maritime Economy

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UCC Centre for Executive Education

1 Lapp's Quay

T12 VF82 Cork


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The Maritime Economy of Ireland has huge potential. In order to realise this potential, it is important to recognise that people and organisations collaborating towards a common goal will always generate better results than working in isolation.

This event is about finding opportunities to collaborate and opportunities to drive business development.

You are invited to participate in conversations, hear and share information and ideas in an area of particular interest to you. Please choose one of the topic areas below;

Topic 1

“International Shipping Services, Industry Clusters and Innovation –a strategy incorporating all three to deliver scale, impact and business growth. What would it look like?”

Topic 2

“Start –up Forum – What are the live business opportunities for Maritime and Technology Start-ups and who is here to help?” and

“Learning from Space – Opportunities that exist for Start-ups to use Space Technology, Data & Supports to drive new business development”

Presentations and Panel discussions featuring; Enterprise Ireland, InterTrade Ireland, Copernicus Hackathon Ireland, ESA Space Solutions Ireland, Blackrock Castle Observatory, VLINC and start-ups; Verifish, Techworks Marine, Eire Composites, ARQ Asset Solutions and Exceedence. Crowdfunding, Grants, Funding, Blockchain, IOT, Fin Tech, Space Tech, Space Data, International Supports and more.

Topic 3

“A strategy to make the Irish Marine Industry Network a more Business Generating, Industry Led and Sustainable success”

Topic 4

“Re-imagining Communication in the Triple Helix Model of Innovation – How can we improve communication and linkages between those with Technology, Research and Business Needs in the Maritime Economy”

9.00 – 9.30 Registration

9.30 – 10.15 Event Intro - Marc Sedam – Collaboration, Scale and Impact – Main Banking Hall - All attendees

10.15 – 10.45 Overview introductions to the 4 Topics – Main Banking Hall - All attendees

11.00 – 13.00 Round table discussions – Boardroom/Meeting rooms – Topics 1, 3 & 4

Presentations and Panel Discussions – Main Banking Hall - Start Up Topic 2

Topic discussions run in parallel.

13.00 – 14.00 Networking lunch - All attendees

14.00 – 15.00 Discussion Outcomes Overview x 4 – Main Banking Hall – All attendees

15.00 – 16.00 Opportunities for follow on discussions/ meetings/ private meetings etc.

Marc Sedam will facilitate the day with assigned facilitators in each round table group to provide some structure.

Limited places available for each topic.

There will be lots of opportunity to network with people from across all topics during the day.

Refreshments and a light lunch provided.

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