Each year, Ocean Exchange hosts an event to recognize and help advance innovation in technologies aimed at the health of our oceans and the Blue Economy. It continues to grow year after year. Ocean Exchange 2022—our 11th event—received a record number of submissions from companies around the world. Solutions represented such categories as alternative materials, CO2 reduction and sequestration, data/robotics, digitalization, energy, fisheries/marine habitat, vessel/port operations, and water treatment.
The winners of the Neptune, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Orcelle®, and Transportation Hub Awards were chosen—based on the impact, level of innovation, and the ability to execute the presented solution—by delegates representing business, academia, government, and non-profits. Each was awarded prize money of $100,000 USD. In addition, the winner of the Collegiate Award, presented to a younger start-up company, received prize money of $10,000 USD.
While significant, the prize money is only part of the story. This event is attended by senior-level executives and decision-makers from all key sectors involved in the Blue Economy. These individuals are part of Ocean Exchange’s ecosystem that supports award winners and other participants in the event in further development and commercialization of their solutions.
The Ocean Exchange event is also important in creating awareness of the role the oceans play in the health and future of our planet, as well as showcasing advancements that are already being made to mitigate the effects of climate change that impact all of us. It has become a must-attend experience for industry experts and decision-makers from around the world. We invite you to be part of it.
Call for Solutions
Our call for solutions outlines the process and key dates surrounding the Ocean Exchange event, While specific dates are yet to be determined, Ocean Exchange is pleased to share the following timeline as a guide to submission dates for our 2023 event. For more information, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.