Ocean Innovation Africa – 2021

Ocean Innovation Africa is a platform that showcases African ocean-impact initia

Overview

Nov 5 - 9:00 - Nov 7 - 17:00  • 
OceanHub Africa
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Victoria and Alfred Waterfront & Virtual Platform
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa
Africa
Big data, Biofuels, Biotechnology and medical research, Business services, Clean technology, Clean technology and energy, Community water systems, Healthcare, Internet of things (IoT), Renewable energy, Sanitation, Water treatment, Water utilities, Water, sanitation and hygiene
6. Clean Water and Sanitation, 14. Life Below Water

The Event – Africa’s Ocean Innovation Summit 2021

Ocean Innovation Africa is a platform that showcases African initiatives and brings together international entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, businesses, and leaders that are working towards creating a positive impact on our Oceans.

We believe that innovations led by science, technology, and entrepreneurship will provide the necessary leverage points to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), at the right pace and scale. By addressing the issues of the sustainable Oceans economy and Oceans’ conservation, our event seeks to find solutions linking up to almost all SDGs in addition to SDG14 – Life Below Water.

Our focus stems from a passion and the need for efficient, impactful action: at the current pace, SDGs objectives would only be met by 2094 instead of 2030! Oceans are the heart and lungs of our planet, it is crucial – and now urgent – to support the development and adoption of new sustainable ocean solutions that will shape better interactions between people and the Earth’s largest ecosystem.

In the recovery of the recent COVID-19-related crisis, Oceans also have played a key role; keeping trade moving between nations and providing sustainable energy and healthy food for all.


Our Mission

Bring together the thought leaders and stakeholders of the ocean economy, demonstrate the economic viability of a decidedly more sustainable blue economy in Africa, and inspire ocean-conscious entrepreneurs.


Why The Ocean

We depend on our the ocean, and the ocean depends on us. It is crucial that we support the development and adoption of new sustainable ocean solutions, because ocean wealth can only be achieve in conjunction with ocean health; because the ocean economy can be instrumental to post-covid recovery; because the potential for blue growth in Africa is huge but requires people to come together; because we need to inspire more entrepreneur, entice more private investors and catalyze more partnerships… Ocean Innovation Africa is a platform that showcases African ocean-impact initiatives and brings together international changemakers for the growth of a sustainable ocean economy.


What to Expect From the Hybrid Edition

  • Startup pitch competition
  • Keynotes and TED-style talks
  • Interactive Panel Discussions
  • Themed masterclasses
  • Exhibitor booths
  • Open Innovation Challenges
  • B2B Matchmaking
  • Networking sessions
  • Ocean movie screenings

Who Will Attend

  • Ocean-impact investors Corporates committed to create a positive impact on the ocean
  • Authorities
  • Ocean ambassadors
  • Ocean impact NGOs and Foundations
  • Universities and research centers active in ocean research

Pitch Competition

We believe that innovations led by science, technology, and entrepreneurship will provide the necessary leverage points to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG),  at the right pace and scale. By addressing the issues of sustainable Oceans economy and Oceans conservation, our event seeks to find solutions linking up to almost all SDGs in addition to SDG14 – Life Below Water. Apply Here


Ocean Hackathon 6 – 5 – 7 NOVEMBER 2021

Call for Challenges – each sponsor can bring one challenge, team members and/or data sets. Find Out More.

 

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