Port of San Diego Incubator Presentation


 
06/13/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
Martin Johnson House
Event Description: 

Join us at the June Scripps Startup Meetup for a presentation with the Port of San Diego to discuss new Blue Economy opportunities with their Aquaculture and Blue Tech team.

Where: Martin Johnson House, Scripps Oceanography (directions & parking)

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/zal65M6qfZjoAtyw2

Abstract:
Paula Sylvia (Program Manager Aquaculture) and Phil LeBlanc (Program Manager Blue Tech) will be providing an update on the Port’s newly established Blue Economy incubator – the goal of which is to assist in the creation, development and scaling of new Blue Economy ventures on San Diego Bay by removing barriers to ocean entrepreneurs and providing key assets and services focused on pilot project facilitation; such as permit-ready infrastructure, entitlements, marine spatial planning tools, market access, and strategic funding. To date, The Port has launched 5 pilot projects ranging from shellfish nursery operations, copper remediation technology, a Drive-in Boatwash, a smart marina app, and a marine debris removal system.

 

The Port encourages any new or early stage ventures, including opportunities to test research/technologies that align with the Blue Economy incubator objectives to submit an application. As the state-legislated trustee of tidelands around San Diego Bay, developing sustainable domestic aquaculture and driving blue tech innovation helps fulfill the Port’s public trust responsibility to promote fisheries and commerce, as well as aligning with our mission to enhance and protect the environment

 

 

 

Port of San Diego Blue Economy Incubator:
 

In 2016, The Port established a Blue Economy incubator and strategic investment fund to assist in the creation, development and scaling of new business ventures on San Diego Bay, focusing on Aquaculture and Blue Technologies. The Port is uniquely positioned to attract and support innovative pilot project proposals and serve as an incubator for sustainable aquaculture and emerging port-related blue technologies. As the state-legislated trustee of tidelands around San Diego Bay, developing sustainable domestic aquaculture and driving blue tech innovation helps fulfill the Port’s public trust responsibility to promote fisheries and commerce, as well as aligning with our mission to enhance and protect the environment

 

The goal of our Blue Economy incubator is to act as a launching pad for innovative projects by removing barriers to entrepreneurs and providing key assets and services focused on pilot project facilitation - such as permit-ready infrastructure, entitlements, marine spatial planning tools, market access, and strategic funding. To date, The Port have launched 5 pilot projects ranging from shellfish nursery operations, copper remediation technology, a Drive-in Boatwash, a smart marina app, and a marine debris removal system.

 

Additionally, The Port have been conducting a variety of planning and pre-development work aimed at identifying aquaculture opportunities, including a marine spatial planning effort to inform future aquaculture siting opportunities in and around the San Diego Bay, a Baywide infrastructure feasibility analysis to identify locations and infrastructure to support land based aquaculture businesses and developing a health baseline to support oyster nursery and other shellfish operations.

For more information on this event, contact: 
Gwen Nero
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