10th Annual BlueTech Week

San Diego, California

Nov. 5-9, 2018


BlueTech Week 2017

Last Year's Event

Last year, BlueTech Week brought over 480 leading professionals from 16 countries, 95 companies, 18 BlueTech Clusters or "clusters-in-formation" from 11 countries and 7 U.S. states to promote BlueTech and Blue Jobs through 7 events over 5 days. 


Schedule of Events

"Smart Ocean, Smart Water"

The 9th annual BlueTech Week will consist of 7 events over 5 days, November 6-10, 2017 and attract 400+ participants from academia, finance, government, industry, and military to focus on the theme of "Smart Ocean, Smart Water."  Leading experts will convene in San Diego, California to share insights on BlueTech clusters, the intersection of the Space Economy with the Blue Economy, Smart Ports, Smart Shipping, Smart Water, Unmanned Maritime Robotics, and Workforce Development.  There will also be a BlueTech PitchFest for companies looking for investors and tech partners, and a "by-invitation" maritime robotics inter-operability day co-hosted with the United Kingdom, National Oceanography Centre and the UK Government Ofice in San Diego for researchers and senior officers from the UK Royal Navy, US Navy and other national representatives. 

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Nov 6: BlueTech Clusters Workshop - 3rd Annual


NOv 7: Space Economy/Blue Economy Day - Co-Hosted w/ Scripps Institution of Oceanography


NOV 8-9: BlueTech Summit & Tech Expo - 9th Annual

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Nov 10: BlueTech PitchFest - 2nd Annual


Nov 8: Maritime Gala Dinner - 9th Annual

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Nov 9: Workforce Development Track

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Nov 9: Live Demonstration of Unmanned Systems



Attendees, Exhibitors, Investors, Speakers, Sponsors

BlueTech Week is all about the companies and the people driving the conversation in the Blue Economy.  It's the annual event where hundreds of senior international participants gather in San Diego to highlight collaboration, innovation and growth towards a more sustainable future that highlights ocean and water technology and the entrepreneurs making it happen.  

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BlueTech Week attracts a growing audience from across the United States and globally for a series of intimate senior level events that bring together representatives of academia, industry, and policymakers ("the triple helix").  For a partial list of previous attendees, click here.



BlueTech Week includes a 2-day Tech Expo alongside the BlueTech Summit, on Wednesday, November 8th and Thursday, November 9th.  BlueTech Week is not a trade show, but the tech expo provides an opportunity for up to 30 exhibitors to showcase their organization during breaks, lunches and networking sessions among key participants.  Contact TMA Executive Director Greg Murphy at GRMurphy(at)themaritimealliance.org about exhibiting.



What an opportunity to be recognized as a distinguished leader in your field by sharing your capabilities, ideas, experience, and research with an international audience!  BlueTech Week 2017 will offers a variety of tracks focused on the Space Economy, Smart Ports, Smart Shipping, Smart Water, Unmanned Maritime Robotics and Workforce Development.  Click here for a list of speakers.



BlueTech Week is organized by The Maritime Alliance, which is the non-profit organizer of San Diego's maritime technology cluster and the largest BlueTech cluster in the United States.  BlueTech Week would not be possible without its generous sponsors.  Please click here for a sponsorship package and contact TMA Executive Director Greg Murphy at GRMurphy(at)themaritimealliance.org




San Diego, California USA


With 7 events over 5 days, BlueTech Week will take advantage of multiple locations and venues in San Diego including Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Marriott SpringHill Suites San Diego Downtown/Bayfront, San Diego Bay for inter-operability demonstrations on the water, and other venues.


"If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

-African Proverb

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