2016 Ocean Exchange Event Overview

2016 Theme: Transforming Sustainability Into Value

Download the 2016 Detailed Event Agenda

Note: The 2016 awards cycle and event have been completed. Please check back soon for 2017 dates and process info!

Welcome to the Ocean Exchange’s 2016 Annual Event, held on November 9 – 11, 2016.

Ocean Exchange seeks innovative, proactive and globally scalable Solutions with working prototypes that can leap across industries, economies and cultures. Following a Call For Solutions, selected solution creators will be invited to Savannah, GA to present their work.

Our Board of Governors and invited guests representing a cross-section of professions from industry, government, conservation, research and academia will select the Gulfstream® Navigator Award and WWL Orcelle® Award Winners. We also host a collegiate level competition, the BIG Pitch, in partnership with Georgia Southern University.

Learn more about the 15 Navigator and Orcelle finalist solutions that will be presented in Savannah November 9-11.

Learn about our 8 Collegiate finalist solutions which will be presented in Savannah on Friday, November 11th.

Our event is coming up soon!  Please find us on twitter at @TheOceanExch, or in our LinkedIn group to get the latest news in advance #OEx2016.


Read some testimonials from delegates and attendees of past events here.

For some additional perspective on our past finalist Solutions, check out Dain Dunstan’s blog highlighting the work of Ocean Exchange finalists and winners at large in the wider world. His first feature is our 2014 Gulfstream Navigator winner: Okeanos.

The Ocean Exchange is the intersection where organizations from around the world advance and promote their cutting edge solutions and innovations in materials, devices, processes, and systems. We have created the knowledge based catalyst for organizations to achieve Corporate Social Responsibility Goals.

By connecting innovators and organizations, The Ocean Exchange empowers the successful application of solutions for the greater good.

We are advocates for innovators. We are advocates for collaboration across industry and geography,  while protecting the intellectual property of the innovator.

The Ocean Exchange promotes innovative organizations and entrepreneurs who are implementing tangible solutions that shape the future today. We invite you to register your solution in our Gallery.

All Solutions passing prescreening are showcased in our online Gallery where organizations from around the world seeking innovative solutions can discover your work, learn more about your solution and contact you.