MOTN was a proud sponsor of The Blue Innovation Symposium, held from November 27-28, 2018 at Salve Regina University in Newport. The Symposium, organized by Salve’s Office of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education Programs and the Canadian Consulate General of Boston, was the largest marine technology conference in New England with more than 200 participants and over 30 exhibitors.
The Symposium was also an opportunity for MOTN to honor a delegation from Québec and recognize its’ Memorandum of Understanding with that province’s marine tech association, Technopole Maritime du Québec. TMQ is headquartered in Rimouski, Québec’s hotbed of marine tech research and innovation. Carl Mancuso, Teledyne Marine and MOTN board member, introduced Harlan Doliner, Vice President, and Director of Marine Tech/Maritime Services at Mabbett & Associates, Inc, and MOTN past president, who provided remarks on behalf of MOTN in recognition of this special MOU. The purpose of the MOU is to connect our two organizations for the purpose of pursuing business and research opportunities. Martin Beaulieu, Executive Director of Société de Promotion Economique Rimouski (SOPER),then provided remarks on behalf of the Quebec delegation. MOTN will be implementing these and other international outreach opportunities for our members in 2019. Following the comments from Messrs. Mancuso, Doliner and Beaulieu, Rhode Island Secretary of Commerce, Stefan Pryor, welcomed the participants and commented on how important the blue economy, and the development of cross-border relationships, is to the state.
The Blue Innovation Symposium, is just one example of how MOTN accomplishes its mission to promote, support, and expand the marine technology industry. We have an exciting calendar of events planned for 2019 so don’t miss out, join MOTN today, follow this link to find out how to join MOTN today.