Welcome to the Ocean Exchange’s search for Solutions Inspiring Action where business, organizations and individuals from around the world register solutions that have been implemented and are currently operating in at least one location.

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We’re Pleased to Announce our 2017 Award Cycle

Ocean Exchange Call for Solutions is now open for entries to compete for two monetary awards, and our Solutions Inspiring Action (non-monetary) registrations in 2017.

2017 Theme: Impact Through Sustainability
Monetary Awards: WWL Orcelle® Award and The Neptune Award 2017
Amount: $100,000 USD for Each Award
Deadlines: Register by 11:59PM GMT – Monday, July 31, 2017
Exchange Dates: October 8-10, 2017
Event Location: Savannah, Georgia USA

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Click to Apply for the Orcelle® and Neptune Awards at F6S


General Registration Criteria

Ocean Exchange welcomes registration from innovators with Solutions (with working prototypes) in materials, devices, processes, and systems with the ability to: Have Impact Though Sustainability——-innovations that generate economic growth and increased productivity, while reducing the use of nature’s resources and waste. 

Monetary Award Eligibility

The WWL Orcelle® Award 2017 $100,000 USD is given to the solution that makes shipping and logistics more sustainable by advancing zero-emission, marine and/or land based technologies that are commercially viable.

The Neptune Award 2017 $100,000 USD is given to the solution that advances our understanding of the ocean and that helps minimize our impact on these resources, even while using them for human benefit, resulting in more resilient bodies of water including healthy marine life and coastlines.

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Awards Process

  • Submit registrations by 11:59pm GMT on July 31, 2017.
  • Finalists will be selected by our Solutions Review Team to travel to Savannah, GA, USA (expenses paid) to present at Ocean Exchange Oct 8-10, 2017.
  • Delegates representing business, academia, government, and non-profits will select two Monetary Award winners.

Global Connections

Ocean Exchange promotes all registered Solutions Inspiring Action through our globally accessible online magazine, through our widely distributed newsletter and through the global network of our Board, Delegates, and Executive Team

Click to Apply for Orcelle® and Neptune Awards at F6S


Ocean Exchange seeks innovative, proactive and globally scalable Solutions with working prototypes that can leap across industries, economies and cultures.

Innovations that generate economic growth and increased productivity, while reducing the use of nature’s resources and waste.

The Ocean Exchange promotes innovative organizations and entrepreneurs who are implementing tangible solutions that shape the future today.

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

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