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Events

WavEC Events

Seminar 2016

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.

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

Moderador: 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

Video

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

•  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)

Video

PANEL III: BLUE COLLABORATION BETWEEN PORTUGAL AND FINLAND

• 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

Video

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

Video

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