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Five BONUS innovation projects on display at the European Maritime Day 2016 in Turku

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The BONUS stand at European Maritime Day 2016 © BONUS Secretariat

Five BONUS innovation projects ANCHOR, ESABALT, FERRYSCOPE, SWERA and ZEB together with the BONUS Secretariat participated in the European Maritime Day 2016 events in Turku, Finland under the overarching theme of 'Investing in Blue Growth - smart and sustainable solutions'.

The two days of networking, learning and maritime business started on a high note with the BONUS workshop attracting over 60 interested participants in the morning of 18 May. The latest news, a combination of some preliminary and final results of the BONUS innovation projects and their contributions for safer and healthier Baltic Sea were on display.

Commenced during the year 2014, the first six BONUS innovation projects have ended or are ending over the course of this year. In fact, on this note, the workshop started a new era for BONUS with these projects being among the first ones to start churning out results and visions for their contingency plans out of the 13 innovation project-strong and 15 research project-strong portfolio of the BONUS funded projects (more to be funded later this year from the Blue Baltic call). The workshop was moderated by the BONUS Steering Committee chairman Mats Svensson and presenters (in order of appearance) were Jenni Attila (FERRYSCOPE), Hulda Winnes (ZEB), Karol Brtzostowski (ANCHOR), Heidi Kuusniemi (ESABALT) and Jorma Rytkönen (SWERA).

Read about the BONUS innovation projects in the May 2016 issue of BONUS in Brief newsletter

Over 1200 visitors from over 30 countries kept the LOGOMO venue in Turku busy for the duration of the European Maritime Day 2016. The BONUS and its projects' stand in the Networking Village served as a perfect spot for visitors to deepen their knowledge about the five innovation projects' work presented in the workshop, the full current BONUS programme consisting of 28 ongoing projects and further projects in a pipeline to be funded later this year, as well as its future plans proposed to the EU earlier in forming a joint Baltic Sea and North Sea research and innovation programme for the years 2018-2023. 

In May 2017, the host of the European Maritime Day will be the city of Poole in the south coast of England.

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European Maritime Day 2016 - Investing in competitive blue growth - smart and sustainable solutions

BONUS is organising a workshop 'Eco-innovation for safer and healthier Baltic Sea' on 18 May in European Maritime Day 2016. Speakers come from six BONUS innovation projects: ANCHOR, ESABALT, FERRYSCOPE, GEOILWATCH, SWERA and ZEB. Visit also BONUS and its projects at the Networking Village on 18-19 May!

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