Join the BLUE Incubator at our bi-monthly event to hear the distinguished Roundtable and engage in a robust dialog on Women in BlueTech.
Meet the BlueTech and ClimateTech Startups too!
Join BLUE Incubator's bi-monthly two hour meet-up on Tuesday November 22, noon est, as we host KZO Founder Phil Cruver, Konstantinos Ghertsos CEO KZO Sea Farms Africa, and Andy Ziegwieg VP of Ocean Data at Ocean Aero for a discussion on "Farming the oceans waters offshore African Coastal nations for food security and job growth." You'll also get to meet some of the BLUE Incubator BlueTech and ClimateTech startups and hear about their current projects!
KZO Sea Farms Africa (the Company) was formed to develop a Seaplant and Shellfish Mariculture Industry in ocean waters offshore African coastal nations for mitigating local and global food shortages and malnutrition. It also intends to establish export markets for African sustainable seafood products combined with decarbonization strategies for combating climate change.
Sea Farms (KZO) USA, developed a submersible cage for fish farming with engineering support from the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering at the University of New Hampshire and ISCO Industries. The Company has partnered with Ocean Aero Inc. (OA) which has developed a dualmodal and environmentally friendly solar and wind powered Generation III Triton Autonomous Underwater and Surface Vehicle (AUSV) to support the ocean and carbon monitoring program.
Ocean Aero has created the world’s first and only environmentally powered Autonomous Underwater and Surface Vehicle (AUSV), the TRITON, that collects ocean data both above and below the ocean’s surface and relays it to you from anywhere, at anytime. We design, build, and operate the TRITON, offering both ready-to-deploy packages and custom payloads for an array of applications. Ocean Aero brings the ocean and its data to you, with novel hardware and software that is revolutionizing maritime exploration.
Hope to see you there!
Fabulous discussion on Blue Acceleration at the Port de Barcelona #smartports. Rock Star panelists are Ann Lee Carpenter, Braid Theory; Andreas Schulze, Narwhale Ventures; Nir Gartzman, theDOCK; and Nathan Stempel, Chief Operations Officer at BLUE Institute Labs.
Moderator is Paul Holthus, World Ocean Council.
By Nathan Stempel, Judith Underwood, and David Rossberg
In advance of his presentation at the Smart Ports 2022 congress in Barcelona, Nathan Stempel sat down with BLUE colleagues Judith Underwood and David Rossberg to discuss how Global Ports could move the New Blue Economy forward - here are the results.
An in person event to meet 17 innovative dual use startups and their technologies.
Six startups are from the BLUE Incubator.
RSVP is Required - details below
All DOD personnel are admitted gratis.
Please send an email with your full name to team at blueinstitutelabs.com
Blue Incubator welcomes Jack Pan for a presentation and then to lead the audience in a dynamic discussion. We are not recording this event in order to facilitate a wide open conversation - join us!
Jack Pan is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Motion Technologies, Inc. He is currently a NPP Postdoctoral Fellow at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Jack received his Ph.D. from Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO, UCSD). Prior to SIO, he worked as a consultant and team lead at JPL and led the development of satellite remote sensing projects on coastal ocean monitoring. Jack has also participated in several polar research expeditions to Antarctica and is a recipient of the Antarctica Service Medal for his instrumentation work and sampling in extreme environments. Jack is also an avid traveler and photographer.
Jack Pan is a finalist for the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award.
Tuesday August 8, 2022
noon - 2pm EST
"Impact Entrepreneurship for the Blue Economy - Transatlantic Opportunities"
Dr. Steffen Knodt is the Head of the Sustainable Subsea Solutions center at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, Rostock where he oversees the transfer to market of underwater technologies into the Blue Economy. In Rostock, Fraunhofer together with industry, university and other research institutes are building an ocean technology campus with a strong focus on sustainable ocean economy. Steffen worked over his career in various senior management roles in applied research and industry, recently as Director Digital Ventures with a focus on impact entrepreneurship. Steffen as well serves in various boards and as a mentor for startups. Currently, he serves on the German Committee for the UN Ocean Decade of Science for Sustainable Development - as also serves as a member of the Board in the German Association for Marine Technology GMT.
Join us Virtually Tuesday August 24th
from noon - 2pm EST for a very special BLUE Incubator Event
- welcome guest speaker Steffan Knodt
- hear the BLUE Incubator Cohort's pitches
- participate in an interactive Meet & Greet
- highlight your company or organization during the event through BLUE Sponsorship.
- all this is taking place on remo - our awesome virtual platform partner.
Join us on Tuesday July 27th from noon - 2pm EST
- welcome guest speakers Stacy Swider and Donna Lanetta
- listen to the BLUE Incubator Cohort's pitches
- participate in an interactive Meet & Greet
All this is taking place on remo - our awesome virtual platform partner.
Highlight your company or organization during the event through BLUE Sponsorship
BLUE Incubator Virtual Summer Social #1
Stacy is VP Investments at Mass Ventures. Previously, she was the Director of the UMass Lowell Research Institute’s SBIR Center, where she coached over 100 small high-tech companies through the SBIR process. Before that, she spent 25 years in industry developing and commercializing inorganic materials for nuclear detection, light emitting diodes, non-linear optics, long-wear coatings, and semiconductor equipment. She was a co-founder of a Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) emulation startup. Her business experience includes outsourcing, production, marketing, and technical sales. Stacy received her degree in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT.
Donna Lanzetta is an attorney and entrepreneur with a passion for sustainable seafood production. Motivated by a concern for our world’s growing population, our fixed/declining wild fish stocks, and the urgent need to feed our burgeoning numbers, Manna Fish Farms is currently pursuing offshore permits to operate open ocean fish farms in Federal waters. In NY, Manna’s preferred site is 8.6 miles off the coast of Eastern Long Island, and in FL, benthic surveys are completed identifying a preferred site 23 miles off the coast of Pensacola Beach, Florida.
The Manna Fish Farms team and collaborators include experienced farmers, marine biologists, top scientists, ocean and electrical engineers, along with numerous educational institutions and universities. Manna is supported by sustainable aquaculture supporting state, federal, and municipal political representatives. Manna Fish Farms, Inc. is the proud recipient of capital match grants from NYS Governor Cuomo’s LI Regional Economic Development Council as part of the New York Empire State Development Program.
Ms. Lanzetta received her J.D. from Pace University School of Law, and her undergraduate degree in Business Marketing/Management from LIU-Southampton College, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. It is the plan of Donna Lanzetta and her company Manna Fish Farms, Inc. to operate transparently as they explore new models for ocean farming, and as they build their land-based operations and integrate submersibility, automation, new feed compositions, renewable energy and more into the Manna Fish Farms offshore farms.
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