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Blue Innovation Symposium

February 22, 2022 - February 24, 2022

The Blue Innovation Symposium is the premier event in New England for connecting the marine technology industry for education, networking and facilitating partnering opportunities. The conference brings together a broad spectrum of representatives of the marine technology industry from the US and beyond.  Each year, the program has welcomed more than 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.

This year we will be holding the Blue Innovation Symposium from February 22-24, 2022, in-person. The “main” event will be from 8:00AM-6:30PM, on February 23, face-to-face, at the Wyndham Hotel, Middletown. Side events, held at Innovate Newport from 1-5:30PM on February 22 and 8:00AM-12:00PM on February 24.

Highlights from the 2020 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, would open its US Innovation Hub in Providence, RI. We also presented our inaugural Rising Tide Awards 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 the Marine & Oceanographic Technology Network (MOTN), the Consulate General of Canada in Boston, and TSC Strategic.


February 22, 2022
February 24, 2022


Marine & Oceanographic Technology Network (MOTN)
Consulate General of Canada in Boston
TSC Strategic


Wyndham Newport Hotel
240 Aquidneck Avenue
Middletown, RI 02842 United States
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