3rd Blue Energy Lab Meeting and Training in Valencia

Organized by CEEI - Valencia on 2 July 2019

It was helded on 2 July 2019 the 3rd BEL for the Spanish partner Business Innovation Centre of Valencia – CEEI Valencia. During the event, more than 70 participants debated about the future of marine renewable energy  and its impact on the Mediterranean Sea.

The BEL was an important occasion to discuss how "blue energies" and marine energies could be one of the renewable energies with high social impact, and its job opportunity for Valencian Community.

Eduardo Armer, of the Imedes Group has presented the Blue Economy Study in the Valencian Community of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Model  and Vicente Tasso, Technical Coordinator at Oceansnell, explained the current environmental regulations and compatibility reports.

Ruth Yagüe and Miguel Ángel García from CDTI, Javier Minguez from IVACE and Ramón Ferrandis from CEEI Valencia, explained the existing funding opportunities for all entrepreneurs, SMEs. or startups that are thinking about undertaking in the renewable energy sector.

After the break, Typsa's Hydrodynamic Modeling Manager, Javier Abanades, explained the steps to follow to start up Blue Energy plants using his Gravi3 device as an example.

During the round table, Enrique Ferrer, Secretary-Manager of the Fishermen's Association of Gandia, Jose Luis Fayos, Responsible for the Technical and Internationalization Area of ​​ANEN, Vicente Tasso and Javier Abanades highlighted the importance of taking into account "all actors that participate in the sea ", so that the coexistence of marine renewable energy systems with nautical recreational activities, fishing, environmental impact and tourism is compatible.

To end the morning's speeches, Ernesto Faubel, coordinator of the MatchUp project in Valencia City Council, explained within this project the wave initiative, which will allow the implementation of wave converting devices in the docks of the ports to generate energy for street lighting .

In the afternoon, Roberto Touza, has conducted an innovation workshop in business model in which innovation has worked in companies and startups, taking into account what are the most important points of a business model, how we can protect it and how you can innovate