Blue Economy event showcases innovative technologies for sustainable aquaculture practices in the Mediterranean
UNIDO presents eco-innovative technologies to address challenges of aquaculture in Tunisia, including excessive fish feed use, pollution, and high costs.
On the 5th of December, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) organised a business-to-business (B2B) event in collaboration with the Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer I.N.S.T.M and AquaBioTech Group within the framework of the EU-funded SwitchMed Blue Economy Program to showcase and facilitate access to eco-innovative technological applications that can improve environmental and economic performance of aquaculture farms in Tunisia.
For this event, more than 90 participants were engaged, including twelve technology suppliers from Denmark, France, Greece, Norway, Spain and Tunisia. And more than 80% of Tunisian aquaculture farms participated in the B2B, including representatives from the National Federation of Industry and institutions such as the National Agency for Environmental Protection, the Agency for the Promotion of Exports and regional offices of the Ministry of Agriculture.
The event consisted of two phases: a technical set of sessions during which the project technical details were illustrated, the project partners and stakeholders presented and a match-making session where the participants’ technologies were showcased.
The event started with a welcoming session with the remarks of the UNIDO representative in Tunisia, the ministries, and the EU delegation, followed by an introductory technical session about the project overview and updates. Then, a technical session about national and international funding opportunities took place, and it was followed by a last technical session with the pitches of the national and internal providers in plenary.
Among the various International Technology Providers who attended the event and pitched during our Technical Pitch Session were: Bleupsol (on off-shore power supply solutions), Wings ICT Solutions (on AI solutions for aquaculture and feed management), FishFarmFeeder (FFF) (on automatic feeding systems solutions), MVG industries (on IoT solutions for off-shore), OTAQ (on underwater cameras) and Exypnotech Engineering Services (on biomass estimation). The other technology providers that pitched include: AKVA Group ASA (on overall offshore aquaculture solutions), Aquamanager (farm management software), Innovasea (Various aquaculture products and services), Oraseas L.P. (on net cleaning solutions), and Oxyguard International A/S (on water quality monitoring systems). The final session consisted of bilateral meetings between global technology providers and the national business community.
Read more about the event from the SwitchMed News Article
On behalf of the entire team, we would like to extend a warm thank you for attending our B2B event. We were thrilled to have you join us and we hope that you found the event valuable and informative. Your presence at our event made it all the more special and we are grateful for your support.