French-Norwegian Days 2020: A Smart & Clean Ocean

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Take part in the 2020 edition of the French-Norwegian Days organised by the CCFN and dedicated to the theme: "A Smart & Clean Ocean"


Last year's edition of the French-Norwegian Days, "Building a Sustainable Future, Together", encountered a real success. We are very glad to have welcomed more than 200 corporates, institutions, technology transfer offices and start-ups from both countries, all gathered to present their solutions and get inspired by the challenges and opportunities for French-Norwegian cooperation in the domains of Smart Cities, Green Mobility and Clean Energy.

This year, the event retains the two-day format experimented in 2019. The French-Norwegian Days will start on October 15th with a forum on the theme "A Smart & Clean Ocean" followed by our annual Gala Dinner. They will be concluded by a second day dedicated to BtoB meetings connecting innovative French and Norwegian corporations, institutions and start-ups. 



Embracing the path towards a sustainable ocean

While presenting substantial opportunities for business and economic growth, the ocean and its biodiversity are under threats caused by negative externalities of resources exploitation and neglects generated offshore and from shore. Among the threats: plastic pollution and over-exploitation of the ocean's resources.

The marine/maritime sectors but also governments and institutions are shaping new strategies to raise awareness and reduce the negative impact of business activities on the seas and oceans, while encouraging a more sustainable blue growth. The preservation and restoration of the ocean are gaining importance within the industries’ focus, but many more efforts are yet to be planned. 

The French-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the French Maritime Cluster, the Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique and a selection of other partners, will organise a French-Norwegian forum aiming at strengthening bilateral cooperation and innovation for a sustainable ocean.



Thursday, October 15th

"A Smart & Clean Ocean: Collaboration and innovation for a sustainable ocean", BI Norwegian Business School

Attend the conference on "A Smart & Clean Ocean" to learn more about the challenges of the sustainable blue growth and get inspired by the actions and projects conducted by major actors of the marine/maritime and offshore industries.


    • Strengthening and creating a new bilateral cooperation between companies, research institutes and clusters
    • Explore the potential for increased cooperation between Norway and France in the areas of innovation, digitalisation and entrepreneurship

    Topics covered:

    • Low emission solutions for the maritime industry
    • Smart shipping (autonomous ships, predictive maintenance, cyber-security…)
    • Marine Renewable Energy
    • Ocean Data in partnership with RevOcean

    Target groups:

    • French and Norwegian companies (start-ups, SMEs, large corporations) proposing innovative solutions/challenges
    • Public and private entities
    • Research centres and academics
    • NGOs

    The programme of the forum will be communicated as the event approaches and downloadable at the bottom of this page.


    Annual Gala Dinner, Gamle Logen 

    The CCFN's Gala Dinner is a prestigious event organised at the historic venue Gamle Logen in Oslo. 

    This dinner is a unique opportunity to gather members of the CCFN network around a sumptuous dinner, and to reward the company that has contributed the most to strengthening the commercial and industrial ties between France and Norway. On this occasion, the laureate will receive the "Fransk-Norsk Trophée".


    Friday, October 16th

    BtoB meetings, BI Norwegian Business School

    The French-Norwegian Forum will be concluded by a second day dedicated to matchmaking sessions between French and Norwegian corporations, academics, research centres, clusters, start-up and SMEs. 

    • You are a Norwegian corporation: come and meet a selection of innovative French start-ups and SMEs to discover their solutions and uncover opportunities for a future collaboration.
    • You are an innovative Norwegian start-up/SME: meet French corporates to present your solution for a sustainable ocean and find potential partners.
    • You are an innovative French start-up/SME developing solutions for a sustainable ocean: take part in the Mission "A Smart & Clean Ocean"!
      Find out more here: Mission "A Smart & Clean Ocean"




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    Ludovic Caubet Managing Director



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