WD News: With its 2022 event set for October 23-25, Ocean Exchange has named the finalists for the Neptune, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Orcelle®, and Ocean Exchange Transportation Hub Innovation Awards, which will be conferred on October 25. The winner of each award will receive prize money of $100,000 US. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Ocean Exchange is a leader in supporting the acceleration of innovative solutions for healthy oceans and the sustainable Blue Economy.
Twelve candidates for each track have been chosen to present their solutions at the Ocean Exchange event. In all, 23 companies have been designated as finalists, with one company selected as a candidate for both the Neptune and Orcelle awards. Thirteen are from the USA, 2 from Canada, 2 each from the United Kingdom and Spain, and 1 each from Singapore, Ireland, Portugal and Tanzania. Solutions fall into the following categories: alternative materials, CO2, data/robotics, digitalisation, energy, fisheries/marine habitat, vessel/port operations, and water treatment.
“Our oceans and the corresponding Blue Economy are among the world’s most important resources and can benefit from innovative solutions that inspire action,” said Millicent Pitts, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Ocean Exchange.
Source: Ocean Exchange
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