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OUR MISSION     –      OUR TIMELINE     –    OUR TEAM

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OCEAN EDGE IS

Accelerating Ocean Tech Deployment Through Collaborative Innovation

What we do

SMART, DECARBONIZED AND REGENERATIVE 

SMART, DECARBONIZED AND REGENERATIVE 

OUR MISSION

Ocean Edge is a global open-innovation platform focused on deploying advanced technology solutions in the blue economy that are smart, decarbonized and regenerative.

Unique in its kind, the program enables ports and maritime corporations to become leaders in the blue economy by developing strategic collaborations, pilots, and investments with emerging ocean tech startups.

Participation in Ocean Edge provides ports and corporations with unrivaled access to leading global ocean tech startups, experts and peer innovation teams.

Ocean Tech:

Decarbonized,
Digitized &
Regenerative

Decarbonization

Decarbonized shipping: carbon reduction, cleaner energy sources (electric power, hydrogen, biofuels), enhanced vessel designs. Marine Renewable Energy: tidal, wave, offshore wind technologies.

Blue Carbon: marine ecosystems, mangroves, seagrasses, carbon sequestration.

Digitization

IoT, AI and blockchain are streamlining seafood traceability, monitoring and managing of marine resources. Advanced GIS tools for marine spatial planning. Autonomous vehicles for deep-sea exploration and maintaining offshore installations. Electronic chart systems and autonomous ships, are transforming marine transportation.IoT, AI and blockchain are streamlining seafood traceability, monitoring and managing of marine resources. Advanced GIS tools for marine spatial planning. Autonomous vehicles for deep-sea exploration and maintaining offshore installations. Electronic chart systems and autonomous ships, are transforming marine transportation.

Regeneration

Sustainable fish farming and precision aquaculture using IoT, sensors, and drones for. Marine biotechnology to develop marine compounds for health benefits. Cell-based seafood developing cultured cells. Advanced desalination technologies address freshwater scarcity & new approaches for marine waste conversion into usable products.

Platform Development Timeline

Stakeholder Engagement

August – October 2023

Engagement and discovery process with key stakeholders and ports in the maritime sector around the world.

Pre-launch Drinks @ Web Summit

November 2023

During the Web Summit we will share our initial plans and facilitate discussion with key blue economy stakeholders.

Ocean Edge Launch @ COP28 Dubai

December 2023

During the Web Summit we will share our initial plans and facilitate discussion with key blue economy stakeholders.

Foundation Meeting

Early 2024

Together with participating ports & maritime corporations we will co- design essential aspect of the innovation platform.

Program Start

Early 2024

Launch of the Ocean Edge program, call for applications and a mix of online and in-person programming for startups, ports and corporates.

The Team

Executive Director Novarium

Amélie Desrochers

Amelie Desrochers is the executive director of Novrium, Quebec’s leading blue economy innovation hub. Previously she was a strategic advisor, investor and entrepreneur. For 15+ years, she has advised CEOs, Ministers, Ambassadors and Economic Development stakeholders. She has worked in numerous emerging fields such as : the creative industry, AI, electrifications of transports and the Blue Economy on highly sensitive matters.
Senior Advisor Novarium / CEO Climate Edge

Hendrik Tiesinga

Hendrik is the founder of Climate Edge, a climate tech innovation studio. Recently he was the climate fintech venture strategy lead at Barclays Rise Accelerator. Previously co-founded New Energy Nexus the world's largest clean energy startup accelerator, Free Electrons a venture innovation platform backed by global utilities, and the Finance Innovation Lab in London. Through his work he has engaged with hundreds of climate tech entrepreneurs around the world. Having lived and worked in Europe, Asia, Africa and North- America, he is currently based in Lisbon, Portugal.