Autonomous Systems and Satellite Applications Conference and B2B Matchmaking Event

New for Ocean Business 2017, Diversified are hosting two events organised by the Marine South East and Enterprise Europe Network and supported by the European Commission, that focus on defence and commercial applications in autonomous systems and satellite applications. Both events are FREE to attend for all Ocean Business visitors.


Tuesday 4th April 2017, 9.30am

There is increasing convergence between defence and commercial applications in areas such as surveillance, asset tracking and cyber-security. This presents ‘dual-use’ opportunities for business. Not only can convergence share costs across different applications, but also it offers broader market access for innovative products and services.

Recognising these trends, non-profit Marine South East is hosting a conference targeting maritime dual-use opportunities in autonomous systems and satellite applications. Both of these themes are on a growth curve for investment, and are attracting widespread interest across public and private sectors. The goal of the conference is to highlight innovation priorities and initiate relationships across defence and commercial, involving major primes and SMEs. The conference will focus on two technology themes that are currently enjoying strong investment in both civil and military applications, with large numbers of SMEs in the value chain, but where dual-use priorities are not systematically identified. The themes are:

  • Maritime information services, including satellite applications, maritime Internet of Things, cyber security and dual-use data analytics and web services
  • Sensor platforms and autonomy, including marine autonomous systems, energy storage for endurance, sensors and smart sensor networks

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from funding bodies and industry partners looking to fully exploit the entrepreneurial opportunities and synergies between dual-use products, services and technologies that can drive innovation in both the civil and defence marine and maritime sectors. To register your free place at this event and for more information please go to:

B2B Matchmaking Event

Wednesday 5th April 2017, 9.00am FREE to attend

Enterprise Europe Network is organising a B2B matchmaking event giving you the opportunity to meet potential business partners during pre-arranged 30 minute meetings and create real business development opportunities with exhibitors and visitors, active in the maritime sector.

The event is open to all attendees of Ocean Business 2017 and participants at the Maritime and Defence Dual-Use event and will provide visitors with the opportunity to meet civil and defence partners on a 1-2-1 basis. Your agenda will be sent to you one week before the event with the exact time and location of your meetings. The event is aimed at companies working across the marine sector, in areas include:
– Marine engineering
– Maritime defence
– Environmental monitoring and pollution control
– Ports and harbours
– Marine Autonomous Systems

The event is proudly organised and supported by Enterprise Europe Network, Greenwich Research & Enterprise, the National Oceanography Centre and the Maritime Technologies Sector Group and the Aeronautics, Space & Dual-Use Technologies Sector Group. Register now at or email with any queries.

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