BlueTech New England:
Bringing Innovative Tech to Oceans and Waterfronts
Is bluetech the next big tech cluster to launch in Boston? The maritime economy is a significant economic driver in New England. In Massachusetts alone, it generated a total statewide economic impact of $18 billion in output (sales) in 2015. Investment dollars are starting to flow into the space as exemplified by Saildrone’s recent $60M Series-B raise for autonomous sailboats for big ocean data and that Ynsect has cumulatively raised over $30M to farm insects as alternative fish feed. Given the global importance of the ‘blue economy’ and Greater Boston’s tech prowess, there is a tremendous opportunity to take the lead in innovating the oceans and waterfronts.
This BlueTech Night event will bring technologists, scientists, startups, corporations and other ocean stakeholders to discuss building this new cluster by applying innovative tech like AI, robotics, sensors, AR / VR and others to improve ocean sustainability, coastal resiliency, and the urban coast’s environmental footprint.
Visit http://vencaf.org/bluetech/ for more information
About Venture Cave Foundation
A weekly program offered by The Venture Café Foundation. Venture Café opens its doors to the entrepreneurial, innovation, and creative communities around Greater Boston every Thursday.Mix and mingle with fellow entrepreneurs, find serendipitous connections, get advice and feedback during office hours, and attend entrepreneurship- and innovation-focused events.
Café-goers are expected to participate in a manner consistent with the Café’s Credo.