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Over 70% of our planet is covered with ocean. The oceans are a primary conduit for global trade and an important source of food. The oceans also store a quarter of emitted CO2. Bluetech includes a wide range of industries and is an essential part of creating a sustainable future.

Bluetech Innovation Day brought together leading members of the bluetech community to discuss the state of the industry, cutting-edge research, and the latest innovation and investment trends shaping the future of our oceans. Topics included marine-AI, offshore wind, and more.

This event took place in the Joyce Cummings Center on the Tufts University Medford campus, where we discussed the blue economy in Massachusetts and beyond. The event will featured panel discussions, conversations with investors, showcases from innovative companies in the industry, and networking with peers.

Check out the complete agenda below.

Location: Joyce Cummings Center
Date: June 15, 2023
Time: 11 AM - 5 PM

Agenda for Bluetech Innovation Day 2023

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Keynote speaker:

Yvonne Hao

Secretary of the Executive Office of Economic Development, Massachusetts
Keynote Speaker

Featured speakers:

Hobie Boeschenstein

Director of Operations and Business Development, SeaTrac

Robert Chen

Professor and Interim Dean of the School for the Environment, University of Massachusetts Boston
Panelist, Massachusetts & Investment in Bluetech

Casey Corrado (E16, EG17)

Mechanical Systems and Advanced Manufacturing Group Lead, MITRE Corporation
Panelist, Massachusetts & Investment in Bluetech

James Edson

Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering and Lead PI, Program Management Office, Ocean Observatories Initiative
Panelist, Ocean Test Bed

Bill Fistori

Managing Partner, FishPhone

Shibani Ghosh

Research Associate Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

Colleen Hansel

Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Panelist, Ocean Test Bed

Eric Hines

Professor of the Practice and Kentaro Tsutsumi Faculty Fellow in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University
Moderator, Ocean Test Bed

Marcia Hooper

Co-Founder, Branch Venture Group
Panelist, Investing in Bluetech

Robert Huber

Senior Researcher, Radmantis

Monica Jain (A24P)

Founder/ Partner, Fish 2.0 Ventures
Panelist, Investing in Bluetech

Anthony Kirincich

Associate Scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and lead Scientist of the Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory
Panelist, Ocean Test Bed

Carolyn Kirk

Executive Director, MassTech Collaborative
Moderator, Massachusetts & Investment in Bluetech

Rob Knecht

CEO and Co-Founder, Real Oyster Cult

Ryan Lind

Sales Manager, Blue Ocean Gear

Steven Lohrenz

Professor, School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST), University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Panelist, Massachusetts & Investment in Bluetech

Breanna Lungo-Koehn

Mayor, Medford, Massachusetts

Chris Mutti

President, FishPhone

Griffin O'Driscoll

CEO and Co-Founder, Organicin Scientific

Eric Osherow (A19, EG20)

CEO and Founder, SeaDeep

Karen Panetta

Professor and Dean for Graduate Education, Tufts University School of Engineering
Panelist, Massachusetts & Investment in Bluetech

Alissa Peterson

Co-Founder & Executive Director, SeaAhead
Panelist, Investing in Bluetech

Loretta Roberson

Associate Scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory
Panelist, Ocean Test Bed

Kevin Rosa

Founder, Current Lab

Chip Terry (A91)

CEO and Co-founder, BlueTrace

Rockford Weitz (F03, FG08)

Professor of Practice, Entrepreneur Coach, and Director of the Maritime Studies Program at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Speaker, Briefing: Decarbonization of Global Shipping