Conference is organized by the European Technology Platform WATERBORNETP,
supported by MARE FORUM and builds upon the results of the
1st Research and Innovation Maritime Policy Conference in
November 2007 where more than 300 distinguished representatives from the
maritime industry and academia attended at the presence of the then DG
RTD Commissioner Mr. J. Potočnik.
The conference will take the WATERBORNETP
Strategic Research Agenda one step further. It will set the scene for
the research and innovation policies for the maritime sector for the
coming years. It links the VISION of the Maritime Industry beyond 2020
with Innovation policies and with methods and practices for holistic
research and innovation strategies for the full exploitation of
resources and results at European and National level.
Representatives of the major European Maritime Industry Organizations at
board level have expressed their interest to attend the conference.
WATERBORNETP Declaration on the Grand Challenges
for Seas and Oceans will be launched to help defining future research
programmes (including Framework Programme 8) in the sector, to re-affirm
and to further demonstrate the crucial relevance of the Maritime
activities for Europe.