In 2016, San Diego established its Blue Economy Incubator to assist in the creation, development and scaling of new water-dependent business ventures on San Diego Bay focusing on sustainable aquaculture and related blue technologies. It’s ocean tech industries and related economic activity comprise one of the most unique regional economies in the world with businesses that include aquaculture, research, ocean observation, mining, hydrography and naval activity. The US also offers the ocean community the largest subsea market in the world meaning it is attractive to international businesses looking to get a foothold in this region.
This initiative is particularly relevant for ambitious innovative UK businesses in the areas of: aquaculture, fisheries, marine energy, marine environmental monitoring, marine net zero, marine observations, marine robotics, marine transportation, and ocean plastics.
The Innovation Visit to the ocean tech hub of San Diego, California, includes participation at Oceanology International Americas. This is the must-attend event for those involved in exploring, monitoring, developing, protecting and operating in the world’s oceans, from seabed to surface and beyond. The three-day conference and exhibition features live on-water demos, B2B matchmaking opportunities through pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings with like-minded American and international businesses, and a programme of social and networking events.
Find out how our GBIP in the USA can help your business grow.
Apply to the programme here. Closing date for applications: Sunday 04 December 2022, midnight.
Pre-Visit Briefing Workshop: Wednesday 11 January 2023
Innovation Visit: Sunday 12 February – Saturday 18 February 2023
Post-Visit Exploitation Workshop: Tuesday 16 May 2023