EMD 2012

Workshop announcement:

Innovation with a purpose - healthy environment for all

Room 1: PLENARY, 13.00-14.30, 22 May 2012, Gothenburg, Sweden

Audience: Policymakers, funders, industry, science community

Key outcomes:

  • Participants will be updated with current views on how innovation and discovery can both thrive and support a healthy marine ecosystem – and make a society stronger
  • Individuals will gain a greater knowledge of sustainable blue innovation – from oceans and seas to tangible end products – and how these can impact the economic and ecologic prosperity of our environment
  • Increased sense of what is required for harnessing innovations that benefit the society
  • Engagement of policymakers, funders and others at local, national, regional and European levels on exploration of the most desirable way(s) forward



Innovation: means or end?
Director Sybille van den Hove, Median SCP and Visiting Professor at Institut de Ciència i Technologia Ambientals (ICTA), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Healthy ecosystems generate Euros – the example of Öresund, Sweden
Henrik Nilsson, Research Associate, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden
From discoveries to products
Prof. Dr. Peter Schupp, AG Umweltbiochemie, Institut für Chemie und Biologie des Meeres (ICBM),
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany


Register (free of charge) at www.emd2012.se for the European Maritime Day and come along!


Information will be made available to the participants also about the competitive BONUS innovation calls opening in collaboration with innovation funders, about accessing the Lovén Centre (University of Gothenburg) and the EMBRC marine research infrastructures, and the activities of the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management.


We look forward to seeing you in Gothenburg on 22 May 2012!

Innovation with a purpose – healthy environment for all (workshop flyer)
The European Maritime Day 2012 Stakeholder Day workshops



  • BONUS Baltic Organisations’ Network for Funding Science, European Economic Interest Grouping
  • Lovén Centre of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg and the European Marine Biological Resource Centre
  • Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management

If you are planning to attend the 'Innovation with a purpose' workshop, you can also sign up here for our information bulletin in the run up to the event containing further useful information relevant to the workshop.

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