January 14 - 16, 2020

Blue Innovation Symposium

Sensors and the next wave of data

Organized by
Salve Regina University, the Consulate General of Canada in Boston, and TSC Strategic

About The Event

The Blue Innovation Symposium is the premier event in New England for connecting the marine technology industry for education, networking and facilitating partnering opportunities. Held in Newport, Rhode Island, this conference brings together a broad spectrum of representatives of the marine technology industry from the US and beyond.

This year’s event welcomed over 270 attendees and nearly 40 sponsors for the three-day event, which included keynote addresses, panel discussions and a unique series of five-minute flash talks.

Highlights from the Blue Innovation Symposium included a surprise announcement from Stefan Pryor, RI Secretary of Commerce who revealed that Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, in partnership with offshore wind developer Ørsted, will bring its US Innovation Hub to Providence, RI in spring 2020.

New to the 2020 line-up, the inaugural Rising Tide Awards were presented to Dr. Jim Bellingham, director of the Center for Marine Robotics (CMR) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Boston Engineering of Waltham, Massachusetts and GeoSpectrum Technologies of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, all in recognition of their contributions to the industry. 

The Blue Innovation Symposium is organized by Salve Regina's Office of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education as part of our effort to connect the University with industry, organizations, state and federal agencies, and other key stakeholders in order to grow the region's economy.
Salve Regina University
Consulate General of Canada in Boston
TSC Strategic