I University-Industry Meetings. Innovation and entrepreneurship: Infrastructure, Ports and Marine Renewable Energy



I University-Company meeting of Sherpa do Mar

SHERPA DO MAR organizes a cycle of University-Company meetings to promote knowledge transfer and networking between the research community and the business world in the marine-maritime field.

The first event will take place virtually on June 28, 29 and 30, 2021. It will include B2B meetings (20-minute meetings) on June 28, 29 and 30 and a conference on June 29 with top-level speakers.

The theme of the informative day is innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of infrastructures, ports and marine renewable energies.

Main topics addressed

  • Port Infrastructures, Maritime Management and Transport
    • Governance involving ports and maritime activities
    • Maritime transport, logistics platforms and intermodality
    • Port digitalization
    • Projects and design of maritime works. Logistics and security
  • Energy
    • Energy efficiency
    • Energy saving, Regulation, Energy policy
    • Marine biomass / biofuel
    • Offshore Oil and Gas
    • Offshore Wind Energy
    • Supply chain
    • Tidal energy
    • Wave energy

AGENDA (GMT+2, Madrid/Spain)

June, 28th 2021. B2B meetings

09:00 – 20:00 B2B meetings organized in colaboration with the Enterprise Europe Network (20' meetings). Register here

June, 29th 2021. Conference and B2B meetings

10.00-10.20 Welcome and Presentation

D.Manuel Reigosa. Rector Magnificus of the University of Vigo.
D.Xosé H.Vázquez. Professor of Business Organisation at ECOBAS-UVigo and Principal Investigator of "Sherpa do Mar".

10.25-10.55 Technological innovation as the "engine" of the Blue Economy. INEGI´s commitment with marine renewable energy technologies.

Tiago Morais. Head of Sea Technologies Group. INEGI. Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

11.00-11.15 The PORTOS PROJECT – Ports Towards Energy Self-Sufficiency.

Francisco Taveira Pinto. Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto.

11.15-11.30 Port of Vigo, a knowledge space for green entrepreneurship.

Carlos Botana Lagarón. Head of the Sustainability Department of the Port Authority of Vigo.

11.30-11.45 Atlantic Smart Ports Blue Acceleration Network.

Rubén Eiras. Coordinator for Blue Economy Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Investment and Financing. Fórum Oceano

11.45-12.00 Open Innovation and Sea. Success stories and the future to come

Xoán Martínez. Kaleido Ideas & Logistics. CEO.

12.00-12.15 Xesgalicia: Venture capital at the service of entrepreneurs

Yolanda Falcón García. Management Director of Investees in Xesgalicia SGEIC S.A.

12.15-12.30 Case study: “Magallanes Renovables – Unlocking the future of Renewable Energy”

Fabio Represas Novoa. Project Manager.

12.30-12.45 Overview of the Galician Offshore Industry and its value chain.

Enrique M. Mallón. Secretary General of Asime

12.45-13.25 Pitch HERPA DO MAR projects

  • COBS
  • BIMA
  • ABZU

18:00-20:00 B2B meetings

20 minutes meetings organized in colaboration with the Enterprise Europe Network. Register here

June, 30th 2021. B2B Meetings

09:00 – 20:00 20 minutes meetings organized in colaboration with the Enterprise Europe Network. Register here


Registration for the on-line conference (June 29)

Registration for B2B meetings (June 28, 29 and 30)