French-Norwegian Days 2020: A Smart & Green 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 & Green Ocean"


Last year's edition of the French-Norwegian Days on "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 who 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 conference on "A Smart & Green Ocean" followed by the annual Gala Dinner. They will be concluded by a second day dedicated to matchmaking sessions between innovative French and Norwegian corporations, institutions and start-ups. 



Embracing the path towards a sustainable ocean

The ocean remains a big challenge to address in the face of both economic and sustainability perspectives. While presenting substantial opportunities for business and economic growth, the ocean and its biodiversity are under threats caused by the negative externalities of resource exploitation and neglects generated offshore, not to mentioned, from shore. Among the threats: plastic pollution and over-exploitation of the 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 Pole 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 & Green Ocean: Collaboration and innovation for a sustainable ocean", BI Norwegian Business School

Attend the conference on "A Smart & Green 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 industries.


    • Strengthen and create 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

    Target groups:

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

    The programme of the forum will be communicated shortly 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 the 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 exchanges 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 exchange, discover their solutions and uncover opportunities for future collaboration.
    • You are an innovative Norwegian start-up/SME: come and meet French corporates to present your solution for a sustainable blue growth and find a potential partner.
    • You are an innovative French start-up/SME developing solutions for a sustainable blue growth: take part in the Mission "A Smart & Green Ocean"! Find more information on the page of the event "Mission: A Smart & Green Ocean"




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    Ludovic Caubet Managing Director

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