Blue Economy Window 2020

Info Day


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713 Participants

Event Programme

14:00 – 14:05


Claus SCHULTZE, Policy Officer, Unit A.1 - DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

14:05 – 14:25


Keynote speeches from


14:05 – 14:15

Charlina VITCHEVA, Director General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries


14:15 – 14:25

Luisa PRISTA, Acting Director, Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

14:25 – 15:40

BLUE ECONOMY WINDOW CALL 2020: What you need to know about this year’s BlueInvest Grants


14:25 – 14:30


Scope, activities and intended impact

Luca MARANGONI, Deputy Head of Unit EASME.A3 - European Maritime and Fisheries Fund


14:30 – 14:50

Eligibility, evaluation and award criteria

Fabrice POURCEAU, Senior Project Advisor, EASME.A3 - European Maritime and Fisheries Fund


14:50 – 15:05


15:05 – 15:15


Practical tips for the application process

Charlotte JAGOT, Senior Project Advisor, EASME.A3 - European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

Tips on developing your pitch deck

Catherine FRIDERES, Senior Manager, BlueInvest



Interactive Q&A

15:40 – 16:00

BLUE ECONOMY STORIES: Testimonials from previous awardees

Meet three previous BEW awardees with inspiring stories will each have 7 minutes to introduce their winning project and their vision for the future. Includes tips for would-be applicants!

Benoit ALBAGNAC, StarFish 4.0

Karen MAY, FleetUSV


16:00 – 16:10

INVESTING IN A SUSTAINABLE BLUE FUTURE: Introducing the BlueInvest Platform

Daniela CEDOLA, Programme Director, BlueInvest

16:10 – 16:15


Vincent FAVREL, Head of Unit, EASME.A3 European Maritime and Fisheries Fund



16:30 – 18:30

LIGHTNING ROUND:  Virtual infodesk and B2B matchmaking

Registrants will be encouraged to sign up to information sessions, 1:1 virtual meetings with potential project partners and a virtual “speed networking” session.


16:30 – 18:30

Virtual infodesk : Taking Up Your Questions

A panel of 3-4 EASME experts will take on specific questions and cases from participants to assist them with their planned expressions of interest. (1:1 meetings, booked)

A member of the BlueInvest Team will be present to take minutes, provide technical support and assistance with the follow-up post-event.

An FAQ will be developed after the session and posted on the participant portal.


16:30 – 18:30

Virtual Speed Networking Session

Using a virtual “speed networking” format, participants will have 10-minute conversations with other attendees who are relevant and interested in their profile. Participants must be registered with a complete networking profile for quality matching.

After each conversation, participants indicate electronically on the platform whether they would like a follow-up meeting. If both participants are interested, a virtual meeting is then arranged within the Converve platform, which will continue to be open from 25-27 November for 1:1 online meetings to take place.