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WavEC Seminar 2016

VENUE: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal

WavEC Seminar – 26 October 2016, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
Blue and Renewable Tomorrow, Delivering Growth through Collaboration between Finland and Portugal


WavEC Offshore Renewables, the Embassy of Finland in Lisbon, Machine Technology Center Turku, Tekes - the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, organised a seminar and B2B event on marine renewable energies on the 26th and 27th of October. The event was supported under the high patronage of His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Portugal and counted with the presence of the Portuguese Minister of the Sea.

The purpose of the event was to discuss blue growth strategies and the technologies that enable cross-sector synergies within the marine and renewable energy sectors. The aim was to find concrete proposals for collaborations between Finnish and Portuguese companies and organisations and highlight the growth of this sector.

This year we focused on the following issues:

Panel I: Synergies between different blue growth activities and enabling technologies at the sea
Panel II: Company cases on marine renewable energies solutions
Panel III: The future of marine renewable energies
Panel IV: Blue collaboration between Portugal and Finland

PROGRAMME
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SPEAKERS
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OPENING SESSION

Isabel Mota, Member of the Board of Gulbenkian Foundation
António Sarmento, President of WavEC
Tarja Laitiainen, Ambassador of Finland in Portugal
Ana Paula Vitorino, Minister of Sea

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PANEL I: SYNERGIES BETWEEN DIFFERENT BLUE GROWTH ACTIVITIES AND ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES AT THE SEA

Moderator: Miguel Marques, PwC

Ramiro Neves, IST, Modelling as a facilitator of synergies between marine exploitation activities
António Pascoal, IST, Marine Robotics with Applications to Marine Renewable Energy
Pasi Laihonen, Finnish Environment Institute, Case Aranda
Pedro Encarnação, Jerónimo Martins, Aquaculture in Portugal - Challenges and opportunities
Jari Haapala, Finnish Meteorological Institute – SmartSea - The Finnish project on supporting sustainable use of marine resources
Miguel Lopes, WavEC, WavEC:  Creating Synergies in the Blue Economy

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PANEL II: COMPANY CASES ON MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGIES (MRE) SOLUTIONS

Moderator: Jorge Vasconcelos, NEWES

•  António Vidigal, EDPI, Innovation in Offshore Energy at EDP
•  Heli Antila, Fortum, Energy utility wave power piloting experience
•  John Liljelund, AW Energy, Finnish-Portuguese cooperation takes WaveRoller to the world energy map
•  Heikki Paakkinen, Wello, Penguin: Innovation and opportunity
•  Francisco Garcia, Wedge Global, Wedge Global – Wave Energy Demo Project (*Presentation confidential)

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PANEL III: BLUE COLLABORATION BETWEEN PORTUGAL AND FINLAND

Moderator: Tiago Pitta e Cunha, Ocean Vision

Nuno Matos, WavEC, Diagnosis of the Portuguese Legislation for MRE
Teresa Simas, WavEC, Guide for Environmental Licensing – RICORE project
Teppo Vehanen, National Resources Institute Finland, Nordic Roadmap for Blue Bio Economy
Okko-Pekka Salmimies, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, A trade policy and trade promotion perspective to blue and renewables
Toni Sulameri, Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy, Offshore wind in Nordics, case Tahkoluoto offshore wind demonstration project
Ruben Eiras, Ministry for the Sea, Ocean energy: strategic perspectives of cooperation for an emergent industrial cluster

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PANEL IV: THE FUTURE OF MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGIES (DEBATE)

Moderator: António Sá da Costa, APREN

António Costa Silva, Partex
Markku Mylly, EMSA
Victor Baptista, REN
Janne Peltola, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland
António Sarmento, WavEC

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CLOSING SESSION

Okko-Pekka Salmimies, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
António Sarmento, WavEC

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B2B meetings – 27 October 2016, Residence of the Ambassador of Finland in Lisbon

On the second day – 27 October – B2B meetings (20 minutes) with participants from Finland, Portugal, and other European countries were held at the Residence of the Ambassador of Finland in Lisbon, with the support of the Portuguese National Innovation Agency (ANI) and the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).


PRESENCE

List of companies: http://marinerenewables2016.talkb2b.net/