Who should apply?
Anyone on the Island of Ireland with a Blue Tech Idea to explore; Entrepreneurs, Start Ups, Researchers, Students, Inventors and others
We will discuss various tools and templates available to get a better understanding of your business idea. Explore the first steps required to understand your ideas viability and the steps you need to take in developing an initial strategy. Learn some of the language of Entrepreneurship & Business and learn how to communicate your idea effectively.
You will do all this with a group of like-minded people and you will be supported in taking the next appropriate steps for you and your idea after the programme.
What is involved?
Six evening sessions over six weeks (12 hours in total). All delivered online from 6pm to 8pm.
October 20th, 27th, November 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th.
All ideas with potential application in the Blue Economy are welcome.
Areas of interest might include any of these Blue Economy Sectors;
· Green / Smart Ports & Ports activities
· Blue Biotechnology
· Marine & coastal tourism
· Marine Business Services
· High-tech Marine Services
· Safety & Surveillance
· Marine renewable energy
· Marine seabed mining
· Multi-Purpose Platforms
· Marine Research & Development and Ocean literacy
· Marine pollution (plastic and other) monitoring, clean-up or management
· Shipyards, Shipbuilding and ship conversion
· Marine construction & infrastructure
· Maritime transport & Green shipping
Some technology trends identified as significant in 2021 which may be relevant include; Robotics, Machine Learning, AI, IOT, Automation, Blockchain, Data capture and analysis, Remote monitoring. Others to consider would include;
· Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality
· Big Data
· Predictive analytics
· Cloud Technology
· New Materials
· Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
· Smart grids
· Smart energy management
· Intelligent asset development
All ideas will be considered but places are limited to 15 so, while there is no charge for the programme, the process is competitive.
Follow on support
All applicants will be given future opportunities to network and gain support through MaREI events.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an initial conversation about what supports might work best for you and direct introductions to the correct people to help you progress your idea to the next level, where appropriate.
For any technical support with this application, please email email@example.com