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Blue Economy Science Summit (BESS 2021)

The Blue Economy currently accounts for 5% of Flemish GDP. Nice, but it could be much better. How can we realize that? What challenges does that pose? And what does that mean specifically for you? Innovation is one of the most important building blocks of the Blue Economy. A good approach to IP rights – both within a company or knowledge institution and between innovation partners – is therefore an indispensable but often complex building block of the innovation process.

This year's Blue Economy Science Summit, organized by VLIZ and the Blue Cluster, will bring marine science and industry together around this relevant theme. In addition to interesting keynotes and panel discussions, we provide an extensive innovation market where you can get to know a range of marine research and innovation projects. Visit various stands during our live event, talk to the project partners and find out what the future has in store.

Come to Ostend on Friday 10 September 2021 and take part in this excellent moment to learn and, above all, to catch up. Register your presence at


What? Event for companies and scientists linked to the Blue Economy - in Dutch
Where? De Cierk, Maritime Square 10, 8400 Ostend
When? Friday 10 September 2021 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM


The programme is available on the Dutch web page.

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