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.

    Tuesday 13th October

    9.00 – 10.30: Opening session:

    • French and Norwegian political actors
    • President of the French Maritime Cluster
    • President of Blue Maritime Cluster, Ålesund
    • French Pole Mer

    10.30 – 11.00: Pitch session

    13.30 – 15.00: Technical Session: Financing maritime innovation

    15.00 – 16.30 : Digital BtoB Meetings (30 min time slots)

    Wednesday 14th October

    9.00 – 11.00: Technical Session: Green ship


    • Hydrogen
    • Electric vessels
    • Ammoniac

    11.00 – 12.30: Digital BtoB Meetings (30 min time slots)

    13.30 – 15.30: Technical Session: Smart Ship

    15.30 – 16.30: Digital BtoB Meetings (20 min time slots)

    Thursday 15th October

    9.00 – 10.30: Technical Session: Floating offshore wind

    10.30 – 12.00: Digital BtoB Meetings (30 min time slots)

    13.30 – 15.30: Technical Session: Ocean data


    • How will data help achieve a sustainable blue economy?
    • How do we build trust in big data for the ocean?
    • How do we find synergies in ocean data companies, especially SMEs,  in data sharing and tech while still competing?

    15.30 – 16.30: Digital BtoB Meetings (20 min time slots)

    Friday 16th October

    09.00 – 15.30: Digital BtoB Meetings (30 min time slots)


        BtoB meetings online & on site 

        The French-Norwegian E-Forum will include matchmaking sessions between French and Norwegian corporations, academics, research centers, clusters, start-ups and SMEs. Given the current situation the BtoB meetings can be held online or on the event venue.

        • 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"  



        • 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

        Target groups:

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

        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
        Elna Rosin Project Manager & Business Development



        Official partners


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        KULT AS

        We are very pleased to welcome KULT AS as a member of the French-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce.

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        We are very pleased to welcome VALHALLA EXPEDITION as a member of the French-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce.

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