The blue bioeconomy – are we future ready?


Futures Bootcamp

Looking towards 2030, can we identify innovative solutions and collaborations for the sustainable growth of the blue economy? What type of science and innovation activity can support sustainable blue growth?

University of Malta, our partner in European University of the Seas - SEA-EU project, is organising the Futures Bootcamp - Towards a sustainable blue economy in 2030: Exploring opportunities for innovation and collaboration that aims to create a space for scholars to discuss the future of
a sustainable blue bioeconomy and identify innovative solutions for advancing its growth in the regions.  



24th June 2021 - virtual event (one full day)

15th-17th September 2021 - face-to-face event at University of Malta, Valletta Campus (three full days)



The bootcamp takes a leap into the future to identify innovative solutions - these could be innovative technologies, business models, services and collaborations - that promote the sustainable growth of the blue economy, and to share experiences on the challenges of cross-sectoral and inter-regional collaboration. We will focus on identifying new R&I directions and themes that are not already part of an active agenda or are just emerging, and which could have an impact on blue growth if implemented.


Who is invited

Researchers, academics, PhD students involved in marine and maritime areas from different research backgrounds that cover a wide variety of sectors of the blue economy, e.g. marine renewable energy, including offshore wind, coastal tourism and recreational activities, aquaculture, fisheries, marine non-living resources, port activities, shipbuilding and repair, maritime transport, blue biotechnology, environmental and ocean monitoring, control and surveillance, maritime defence and security.


How to apply

In order to apply for this event please download, fill in and send by emial a signed application form to for sending the application is 09 April 2021. Number of available places is limited. UG is obliged to choose 5 applicants from those received. Please do not book any travel or accommodation. If you are selected to participate in the Futures Bootcamp you will be contacted in relations to this matter.

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