French-Norwegian E-Forum 2020: A Smart & Clean Ocean

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Take part in the 2020 edition of the French-Norwegian E-Forum 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, given the current circumstances, we will experiment a new digital format with an entire week dedicated to the theme “A Smart & Clean Ocean", from 13 to 16 October 2020. This E-Forum will include webinars featuring selected keynote speakers and several online workshops focusing on key topics within the maritime sector. It will also be an opportunity to take part in online BtoB matchmaking meetings aimed at 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 COVID-19 crisis has brought about a number of unforeseen challenges to which the industry will need to adapt in order to fully recover. On the other hand, it might also lead to a renewed focus on innovation and green technologies in the near future.

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 E-Forum aiming at strengthening bilateral cooperation and innovation for a sustainable ocean.



"A Smart & Clean Ocean: Cooperation and innovation for a sustainable ocean"

Attend the online 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. The programme will include:

  • A plenary session with keynote speakers;
  • Workshops dedicated to the latest innovation and new opportunities in major sectors such as offshore wind and hydrogen;
  • Start-up pitch sessions to learn more about the newest projects in the field.


  • Strengthening and creating a new bilateral cooperation between companies, research institutes and clusters
  • Exploring 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 the Ocean Data Foundation

Target groups:

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

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


At the end of the forum, a special online conference will be held to offer the traditional "Fransk-Norsk Trophée" to the most deserving company.


Online BtoB meetings

The French-Norwegian E-Forum will be concluded by onlinematchmaking sessions between French and Norwegian corporations, academics, research centers, clusters, start-ups and SMEs. 

  • You are a Norwegian corporation: 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 E-Mission "A Smart & Clean Ocean"!
    Find out more here: E-Mission "A Smart & Clean OcEAN"  


Further information about bilateral cooperation on "A Smart & Clean Ocean" here.


Registration will soon be open. Meanwhile you can contact us at: ccfn(@)




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Ludovic Caubet Managing Director



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