Ocean Innovation Africa 2023

Africa's Blue Economy Summit


Ocean Innovation Africa is the principal convening platform for Africa’s sustainable ocean economy. The annual summit highlights opportunities for innovators and investors interested in development of ocean-impact solutions and convenes key stakeholders capable of assessing and enabling sustainable growth of the ocean
economy in Africa.

Innovations based on science, technology and entrepreneurship have the potential to substantially address environmental and socio-economic needs on the African continent at the pace and scale needed to meet sustainable development goals.

While the African ocean economy presents considerable opportunity for development, future growth in this sector must take place in a drastically more sustainable manner to provide meaningful benefits to local communities and


This year Ocean Innovation Africa has teamed up with The Ocean Race Cape Town Stopover as the official summit of the stopover, helping to take the message beyond the blue economy ecosystem to ocean enthusiasts around the world. Ocean Innovation Africa will form part of The Ocean Race Cape Town Stopover activities, designed
to engage with local change makers on enhanced commitments and action to address threats to marine health.

Summit format

The fourth edition of Ocean Innovation Africa will be held in-person at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa, from Tuesday the 21st to Friday the 24th of February 2023. The summit takes a more participative format this year, building outcomes-discussions off stakeholder insights, with additional opportunities for solution builders, businesses, and investors to showcase their work and connect. We’ll take a closer look at the human side of the blue economy with a focus on community integration, more storytelling, and a new ocean and culture vertical.

Join us for four days of insights and networking with key blue economy stakeholders and form part of the growing African ocean-impact community. See www.ocean-innovation.africa for programme details and registration. The summit coincides with the final week of The Ocean Race Cape Town Stopover so be sure to book tickets well in advance and catch the departure of the third leg of the race while you’re in town!


Ocean Innovation Africa 2023

Ocean Innovation Africa 2023


Feb 21 - Feb 24, 2023 - 23:59
Organizer OceanHub Africa
Website Visit website
Location V&A Waterfront
40 Dock Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa
Africa, Americas, Antarctica Region, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Micronesia
Environmental services, Biofuels, Business services, Clean technology, Clean technology and energy, Green transportation and electric motors, ICT, Investment management, Renewable energy, Sports and wellness, Tourism, Transport and logistics, Waste management and recycling, Water, sanitation and hygiene
SDG (9)
10. Reduced Inequality, 12. Responsible Consumption and Production, 13. Climate Action, 14. Life Below Water, 17. Partnerships to achieve the Goal, 6. Clean Water and Sanitation, 7. Affordable and Clean Energy, 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth, 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure