THE WORLD’S FIRST GLOBAL OCEAN INNOVATION FESTIVAL

THE WORLD’S FIRST GLOBAL OCEAN INNOVATION FESTIVAL

Oceanovation Festival

Everyone knows about the challenges the Ocean is facing. But here at OCEANOVATION, we want to turn all that negativity into positive action.

There are so many exciting, innovative solutions out there, just waiting to be explored. We aim to bring those innovators together in a unique and engaging ecosystem. 

We want to accelerate the adoption of sustainable, innovative solutions from the Atlantic to the Pacific and every sea in between and protect our Ocean for future generations.

Through the power of knowledge, connections, partnerships, investments, and business opportunities, we can create genuine—and profitable—change.

500+

OCEAN INNOVATION ENTHUSIASTS
from all over the world 

80+

OCEANOVATORS
a.k.a. innovative ocean impact start-ups

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THE EXPERIENCE

OCEANOVATION FESTIVAL provides a unique opportunity to learn, connect, be inspired, and do business while positively impacting our Ocean.
Discover a veritable playground of early-stage companies showcasing their innovative, sustainable solutions for everything relating to ocean conservation.
It’s your chance to connect with industry peers, future partners, and (possible) investors and explore the Ocean of Opportunities out there waiting for you.

Site visits

Site visits

All hands on deck! Drop the notebook, the tie and join us for site visit in and around The Hague and discover some of the newest project in the ocean space.

We’re searching for the boldest ocean thinkers and folks who are contributing to a more sustainable world. Join our site-visit, hosted by our experts and somewhere in and around The Hague, to discover an array of inspiring ocean spaces.

If you have a project on the fast track, but want to keep pace with the latest and greatest in ocean energy technologies you should join us. It’s an opportunity to explore new technologies and meet with leading experts in their field.

If you are curious about some of the cutting edge technologies and solutions available, get ready to get out of the office, learn more about new projects that could define your next portfolio or investment and make new friends.

Investor Day

Investor Day

Ocean start-ups have to work hard to explain their business and therefore have difficulties finding investors and partners. The real issue is the lack of knowledge and understanding of investment opportunities in the ocean.

The Investor Day is designed for (new) investors keen to understand the world of ocean innovation and the blue economy, and the business opportunities they have to offer. And hopefully, even help them source their next investment(s).

We believe that the power of collaboration and knowledge will unlock pivotal projects and take them from good ideas to impactful projects and we offer you the opportunity to connect with other investors and share best practices.

Ask questions, learn more about potential projects, and get to know more about some of the promising sectors in the blue space.

Founders program

Founders program

What are the key metrics for a successful start-up? Why do you need an actionable plan to grow your business? How should you communicate your vision to investors, customers and challengers?

Starting a company is never easy, but it is possible with the right tools.

The founders program will give you the right insights and mindset to better understand your vision, product or service, and look into problem solving techniques, how much to raise, what are the hurdles, what are corporates’ and investors expectation from an early stage start-up and more.

The Founders Program provides entrepreneurs with the resources and services they need to become successful, including mentoring, workshops, networking opportunities, resources to help with product development, access to potential partners with capital and more.

If you're a start-up founder or team member looking to scale your business, this program is for you!

"Pitch on the beach"

Time to shine! Let go off the shoes and get out of your comfort zone and pitch your creative solutions to a crowd of eager investors and corporates willing to know more.

 

The Pitch on the Beach competition is a great opportunity for you to present your creative projects, demonstrate your entrepreneurial skills and get feedback from investors and corporates who are eager to back promising ideas.

It is your opportunity to showcase your business in the most creative and innovative way if you want to take the next step and go from concept to reality.

And if you have been thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, don’t be this is a great way to test the waters before diving in head first!

Innovation showcase 

Innovation showcase 

Discover a display of solutions and technology making (or using!) waves in the ocean space!

 

We are bringing together ocean experts and eager minds to discover, connect, and share solutions for a cleaner and healthier ocean. The showcase will highlight companies using technology in marine science, ecosystem research, fishing industry, aquaculture and other relevant industries. From monitoring and tracking, to cleaning up the mess created by plastics and collecting data, your solution can be showcased.

The ocean holds more promise than peril – we want to show you how!

 

But you are the expert here and the world of sustainable oceans continues to evolve, and we want to see what you're doing! If you have a solution that you would like to showcase, get in. touch with us.

Workshops and masterclasses

Workshops and masterclasses

It’s time for back to school, and we can help you bring your knowledge and skills up to date. Are you looking at deepening your knowledge and expertise in the seaweed space? Stop looking, we got you covered. Wanting to understand the complexity of carbon capture? Ocean energy? Our partners are rolling up their sleeves, ready to give you measurable and tangible insights that fit your current needs. Whether you want in-depth workshops, masterclasses or a 1-minute chance meeting with someone to ask a quick question –you came to the right place!

 

Thanks to our partners, we are able to offer you a wide expanse of workshops and masterclasses covering different topics and disciplines. If there is a specific sector or topic you would love to explore with us, get in. touch !
Effective B2B matchmaking

Effective B2B matchmaking

They are plenty of fish in the sea! (is that still true?). We hold a lot of value in making sure that you are engaging with the right partner and understand that it’s not only about finding a solution for your business but also one that really makes an impact.

 

B2B matching is often a complicated and lengthy process, which is why we are here to help you make your journey as smooth and painless as possible. We have a dedicated team who will be working hard on finding the right partner for you ahead of the event and onsite!
Ocean art exhibition

Ocean art exhibition

A picture is worth a thousand words they say. Taking part of a B2B event doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it too.

Come and become part of the project yourself – call your inner child to create in a fun, relaxed environment to transform waste into a meaningful beauty.

Look through the lenses of ocean lovers, artists and other influential individuals who are working to protect and save our precious oceans!

THE CROWD

Join us and fellow ocean innovation business enthusiasts from around the world, eager to create business opportunities bringing positive change to the blue planet.
By breaking the silos between the key players in the ocean space, we encourage greater collaboration across the value chain with one objective in mind: preserving our Ocean. 

OCEANOVATORS
 (START-UPS)

You are an innovative start-up eager to grow and scale your business so your product/ solution can make a difference for our wonderful blue planet.

You are looking for capital and/ or strategic partnerships to help successfully grow your business.

You are keen to learn from others how to improve your product and/or business.

You seek a platform to showcase who you are and what your company has to offer.

INVESTORS & CORPORATES 

You are always looking for your next investment opportunity.

You are keen to hear about exciting ocean/ blue economy innovation.

You like meeting the people behind innovative start-ups.

You want to increase the visibility of your own fund or portfolio of start-ups you've invested in.

You enjoy meeting fellow investors and extending your network.

INCUBATORS & ACCELERATORS

You are looking for new start-ups to support and to join your program.

You want to showcase the start-ups you are already supporting.

You are keen to showcase your incubator/ accelerator program.

You are looking for investors to support your program or/ or investment fund.

You enjoy meeting incubators & accelerators and expand your network.

OCEAN EXPERTS

You love the Ocean and are concerned about its future.

You believe innovation is crucial in developing solutions for a sustainable Ocean.

You believe collaboration is instrumental in making a real impact.

You like connecting with the global ocean innovation ecosystem and offer your support in any way possible.

PREVIOUS SPEAKERS 

Supporting organisations

SECURE YOUR SPOT

Early bird & discounted rates available! 

Early-Bird Rate (until 19th February 2023)
*Standard Rate (until 21st June)

#WESUPPORTOCEANOVATORS ! Bring a friend along and get 2-for-1 rate!
But there is more... what about a 3-for-1?
For every ticket purchased, we will match it and offer it to a startup to attend! (offer valid until 19th of February)

STARTUP
€ 175 | € 249*

INCLUDES

2-day access to main areas and program

Access to the networking platform

All networking functions 

Digital copy of the post-event report

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CORPORATE & INVESTORS
€ 349 | € 499*

INCLUDES

2-day access to main areas and program

Access to the networking platform

All networking functions 

Digital copy of the post-event report

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GOVERNMENT & NON PROFIT
€ 349 | € 499*

INCLUDES

2-day access to main areas and program

Access to the networking platform

All networking functions 

Digital copy of the post-event report

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ACADEMIA & UNIVERSITY
€ 199 | € 299*

INCLUDES

2-day access to main areas and program

Access to the networking platform

All networking functions 

Digital copy of the post-event report

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JOIN THE COMMUNITY TODAY 

By taking part in OCEANOVATION, you are not only joining the community of the "cool kids' in the ocean space, but you are becoming
a player in the future of the platform by engaging, networking, mentoring, collaborating, and bringing relevant content.
We just want to get to know you a bit better!

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