Smart Port Week - Blue Session

About this event

During The Smart Port Week (SPW), The Beacon hosts and organizes a series of events and activities, focused on the topic of smart ports. The objective is to physically gather technology companies, academia, public authorities and companies active in the port, maritime and logistics industry. The Beacon always tries to provide new and cutting-edge content, in diverse concepts such as seminars, ideation sessions and site visits.

This session will discuss three topics that have been researched by De Blauwe Cluster:

  • SMARAGD - Unmanned vessels for the offshore industry
  • DIOS - Drones for oil spill detection
  • AQUASPICE - IoT for water measurement & monitoring


24/05 (16.00 - 16.30): Online briefing for all participants, to allocate team members and present the scope.

30/05 (10.00 - 14.00): Main event

  • 10.00: welcome
  • 10.30 - 12.30: Presentation and debriefing of De Blauwe Cluster projects DIOS, Smaragd and Aquaspice
  • 12.30 - 14.00: Networking lunch and moderated co-creation session (Blue Session) between members of De Blauwe Cluster and The Beacon, to define new (digital) innovation and R&D projects


Members of The Beacon, MCA and De Blauwe Cluster (offshore, maritime, coastal protection, blue economy...), interested in digital innovation projects related to the Blue Economy.



  • ... you want to meet new technology or blue economy companies
  • ... you have specific ideas related to this subject, and you're looking for potential partners
  • ... you


This is a free and publicly accessible event. We do charge a no-show fee of 50 EUR to registrants who don't show up, unless this has been timely communicated to the organization (24h).

This meeting will be held in English.


The Beacon is the community for digital technology leaders. The Smart Port Week is a concept in which The Beacons collaborates with other organizations to share knowledge about smart ports, inspire all stakeholders, and foster collaboration. For more information about the Smart Port Week, please visit the website of The Beacon at