Fórum Oceano has more than 150 associates, from the most diverse sectors of the economy of the Sea, including public and private companies, business associations, R&D centers, educational institutions, local authorities and other associative organizations.
Hub Azul Portugal is a network of innovation hubs for the blue economy that brings together companies, investors, universities, research institutes and other entities related to the maritime sector.
The network of Nautical Stations of Portugal (ENP), certified and coordinated by Fórum Oceano, has 32 certified Nautical Stations distributed throughout the continent, coast and interior, involving approximately 1,250 entities.
The MedBAN project mobilizes SMEs in the EU's blue economy to adopt processes and technologies for a greener, more digital and more resilient economy.
Promotion of strategic partnerships, access to international networks and support for innovation and technological development in the Blue Economy.
Professional training and qualification programmes, collaboration with educational institutions and research centres to develop knowledge and skills in the area of the Blue Economy.
Market analyses, strategic studies and relevant information to support decision-making and business strategies in the Blue Economy.
Access to sources of funding, guidance on project development, matchmaking between members and investors and investment opportunities in the Blue Economy.
Identification of target markets, establishment of international partnerships and access to crucial resources and information to expand business in the Blue Economy at a global level.
Promoting collaboration with research centres and facilitating access to funding for innovative projects to develop and implement innovative solutions in the Blue Economy.
Fórum Oceano is the world headquarters of BTCA, a global network of BlueTech clusters committed to promoting sustainable investment and the growth of blue industries through active collaboration at regional, national and international level.
Community where entrepreneurs, investors, corporates and innovation stakeholders can plug in to the Blue Economy. Our content and activities promote Blue Growth and help SMEs and start-ups access finance and business opportunities.
Hub Azul Dealroom is an online platform that is part of the Hub Azul Portugal ecosystem and aims to connect startups, SMEs and investors interested in the Economy of the Sea. It is a tool that allows matchmaking between companies and investors to create investment opportunities and partnerships.
Web-based platform that consolidates data from different industry sub-sectors of the Blue Economy, and compares several indicators for different countries.
The digital platform for the global internationalisation of the Blue Economy in Portugal, promoted by Fórum Oceano, for a global ecosystem that connects blue innovators with investors.
Euronext Lisbon is a stock exchange in Lisbon, Portugal. It is part of Euronext pan-European exchange. The most famous index is PSI-20.
European Commission initiative with the aim to accelerate new ocean-based technologies and solutions to unlock innovation and investment opportunities in the sustainable blue economy.
AspBAN is a project centred on the development of a dynamic acceleration platform to help the EU's Atlantic ports function as hubs of the blue economy.
GreenOffshoreTech is a cluster-facilitated project with the aim of supporting innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), promoting the development of emerging blue economy industries through the creation of new cross-sector and cross-border value chains based on shared challenges and the deployment of key enabling technologies.
A consortium led by Fórum Oceano with the aim of accelerating the digital and ecological transformation of SMEs and public sector organisations in the Portuguese blue economy sector, speeding up the use of Artificial Intelligence-based technologies that not only digitise, but also decarbonise and 'circularise' the processes and business models of SMEs and public sector organisations.
The CONSORTEX project aims to form at least five export consortia made up of interregional European SMEs specialising in the manufacture of certain integrated assemblies for ships and maritime structures.
In Portugal and Europe, taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the sea, driving blue and sustainable growth, is an important objective. The tecAltantic project includes vocational training for young people, training for employability in areas considered key to the development of the blue economy and training for blue entrepreneurship.
The project aims to bridge the gap between existing needs and the current skill set of Maritime Cluster Managers, ensuring the improvement of competences, to draft an innovative professional profile for greater competitiveness of Maritime Clusters in the Mediterranean area and to boost innovation and sustainable growth in the Blue Economy sector.
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Mark your calendar for September 2024. The city of Lisbon will host this innovative event. Organised by Fórum Oceano, the OCEAN.AI Summit is a unique experience that will allow you to take a deep dive into the universe of Artificial Intelligence applied to the Ocean to revolutionise the Blue Economy.
It is with great pleasure and satisfaction that Fórum Oceano announces that it has been distinguished by the Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment - CITE, for its good practices in promoting Equal Pay for Women and Men for equal work or work of equal value, having received the 'Equal Pay Seal' 2023. Fórum Oceano is the result of the merger of Oceano XXI - Associação para o Conhecimento e Economia do Mar (created in 2009) with AFEM - Associação Fórum Empresarial da Economia do Mar (created in 2010), which took place at the end of July 2015. This recognition is a testament to Fórum Oceano's ongoing commitment to gender equality and the elimination of the pay gap. Just as the ocean is one, Fórum Oceano reaffirms that the quest for equality is a collective journey.
Novarium and the Fórum Oceano have signed a pan-Atlantic partnership to promote ocean investment and accelerate the growth of the Blue Economy in regional and international networks, with a particular focus on Ocean Artificial Intelligence.