27 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017 | Berlin, Germany

2nd SUBMARINER Conference

Better off Blue


Berlin, 27–28 September 2017

Creating synergies for a biobased society

A huge amount of activity is happening in the field of blue bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region. The 2nd SUBMARINER conference will make the most of this activity by:

  • Uniting the actors working for progress towards a blue bioeconomy and biobased society in the Baltic Sea Region;

  • Showcasing advances, creating synergies and stimulating active cooperation between the multitude of ongoing projects and initiatives;   

  • Offering an excellent matchmaking opportunity with time for structured and informal networking.

Cross-cutting topics

  • The Baltic Sea Region’s blue bioeconomy in the European context; 
  • Fostering innovation and building new business models;
  • Changing markets for marine protein sources in feed;
  • Maritime Spatial Planning for sustainable blue economies;  
  • Smart specialisation and the blue economy;   
  • Nutrient mining in the Baltic Sea – a driver for regional development;    
  • Financing environmental services;   
  • Creating added value in RAS aquaculture through innovative technology integration;   
  • Marine biobased materials and chemicals.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

Bernhard Friess

Since January 2017, Bernhard Friess has been Director responsible for "Maritime Policy and Blue Economy" in the European Commission's Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Directorate-General.

Jakob Granit

Jakob Granit is director general for the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM). He holds a PhD in geography and has a long-lasting connection to the Baltic Sea.

Christine Lang

Christine Lang is a biotechnology entrepreneur, acts as consultant for the German government for bioeconomy topics and co-chairs the German Bioeconomy Council.

Have a look at the agenda to find out more about the sessions and speakers



1. Register for the conference
2. Create a profile, including a short description and a profile photo
3. Bookings for B2B meetings will open 3 weeks prior to the conference


1. Find out about the latest developments in blue bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region
2. Make the most of excellent networking and matchmaking opportunities
3. Discuss current and future strategies for blue bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region

Practical Information

Event Venue

Representation of Land Schleswig-Holstein to the Federation
In den Ministergärten 8
DE–10117 Berlin

Recommended hotels within walking distance to the venue

For more practical information on travel and accommodation, download the PDF file:

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Tommi Vollmann


Joanna Clarkson


Annika Steele

OrganisersSUBMARINER Network

  Ministry of Energy Transition, Agriculture, Environment, Nature and Digitalization Schleswig-Holstein

in the framework of
Baltic Blue Growth
Maritime Institute in Gdansk
in the framework ofInnoAquaTech

Interreg South Baltic
In cooperation with
Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance

 MUSES project
Smart Blue Regions
With the kind support of
Ministry of Economic Affairs Schleswig-Holstein

Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
European Regional Development Fund
A European Biotech Week event
European Biotech Week

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