Announcement: MarineKIC Initiative Session at European Maritime Day on May 22nd in Valletta

What role for a MarineKIC in Europe

Pending the final EU decision, the MarineKIC Initiative session kicks-off a public debate about the possibility of a MarineKIC under the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT). A MarineKIC has the potential to be a unique commercial venture to support blue growth in regions across Europe based on the best education, research and technology, while preserving or even enhancing the environmental quality of the seas and oceans. The speakers will present their expectations of what a MarineKIC could deliver.


  1. Toula Onoufriou, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Cyprus University of Technology

  2. Frederico A. D. Cardigos, Director, Maritime Policy, Azores Regional Government

  3. Damon Teagle, Deputy Director, Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute, University of Southampton

  4. Eberhard Sauter, Head, Technology Transfer Office, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar & Marine Research

  5. Jan-Stefan Fritz, Head, Brussels Office, KDM German Marine Research Consortium (moderation)


  • Aker Wirth
  • Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe
  • British Geological Survey
  • CRPM Org
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Dipartimento Terra e Ambiente
  • ENSTA Bretagne
  • GeoEcoMar
  • German Association for Marine Technology

  • IBM
  • Instituto Es de Oceanografia
  • ifremer
  • IHCantabria
  • IHC Merwede
  • IHK Nord
  • intel

  • KDM
  • Marine Board
  • MERC3
  • National Oceanography Centre
  • PharMar

  • Plymouth Marine Laboratory
  • PoleMer Bretagne
  • Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
  • Ryan Institute Ireland

  • Stazione Zoologica Napoli
  • Statoil
  • StratAG

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