Donegal Technology Lab to Showcase Marine Economy Innovations at the International Business2Sea 2020

Partners in the Interreg funded SAFER project, The WiSAR Lab, at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology, will showcase three pilot initiatives related to the marine economy at the 10th annual Business2Sea. The highly anticipated international event will take place virtually, from the 16th to the 20th of November 2020.

SAFER, or Smart Atlantic Seafood Clusters, is a transnational innovation project co-funded by the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme 2014-2020, which aims to improve the innovation performance of the seafood industry by increasing technology adoption and transnational cooperation.

As part of the Business2Sea programme, a SAFER workshop will take place on Wednesday 18th November at 10.30 GMT (11.30 CET). The workshop, Demonstration of Innovative Technologies to the Seafood Industry under the Atlantic Area Project SAFER, will showcase the pilots implemented during the SAFER project, including three pilots built and engineered by the team at the WiSAR Lab.

The primary aim of the distinguished Business2Sea event is to foster relations and collaboration between international stakeholders who are piloting initiatives in different areas related to the economy of the sea.

Business2Sea is co-organised by SAFER project partner Fórum Oceano, Associação da Economia do Mar, which is responsible for fostering the Portuguese Maritime Cluster, and Centro Tecnológico del Mar, Fundación CETMAR, based in Spain. The event will explore how international alliances and knowledge transfers have led to innovations in the marine and maritime economy.

SAFER project partner Dr Nick Timmons, of the WiSAR Lab, acknowledged that this year’s Business2Sea event is more important than ever in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. “The maritime industry is facing a time of unprecedented challenge, arising from the Covid-19 crisis and therefore there has never been a more important time for regions in Europe to pioneer and share ideas and learnings in maritime industry innovations. We are delighted to be taking part in the 10th annual Business2Sea event and looking forward to showcasing our pilots to an international audience.”

 

For more information or to register for Business2Sea visit www.wisar.ie/news/

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