BlueTech Week 2019

San Diego, California

Nov. 18-22, 2019

In Collaboration with Green Connections 2019

The theme for BTW 2019 is “UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Clusters & the Triple Helix

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Green Connections 2019

November 21st (8am - 5pm)

We are excited to announce that Green Connections 2019 will be co-located with BlueTech Week 2019 for the very first time! Green Connections will be taking place on Thursday, November 21 on the 2nd floor of the Sheraton Bay Tower Hotel & Marina. Thursday registration to the BTW2019 BlueTech Summit & Tech Expo includes registration to GC2019.

Learn more about Green Connections 2019 here.

This year’s theme: UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Clusters & the Triple Helix

The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted in 2015 with 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. Of particular note for BTW2019 are:

  • SDG6: Clean Water & Sanitation

  • SDG7: Affordable & Clean Energy

  • SDG14: Life below Water

  • SDG17: Partnerships for the Goals

Attendees, Exhibitors, Investors, Speakers, Sponsors

BlueTech Week is all about the companies and the people driving the sustainable Blue Economy.  It's the annual event where hundreds of senior international participants gather in San Diego to highlight collaboration and innovation in sustainable ocean and water technologies and the entrepreneurs making it happen.  

We are expecting 700+ attendees from 18-20 countries including representatives of 150+ companies and investment groups and 45-50 tabletop exhibitors showing innovative BlueTech technologies and services at BTW2019.

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

Starting in 2018, TMA started using an event app that enables attendees to connect directly with attendees, exhibitors, speakers and sponsors. For instructions on how to download the app, click here.

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BTW2019 includes a 2-day Tech Expo as part of the BlueTech Summit, on Wednesday, November 20th and Thursday, November 21st. BlueTech Week is not a trade show, but the tech expo provides an opportunity for 40-50 table-top exhibitors to showcase their organization during breaks, lunches and networking sessions among key participants. 

Contact Melissa Fischel at MAFischel(at) to discuss opportunities to exhibit.

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BlueTech Week is an opportunity to be recognized as a distinguished innovator or leader in your field by sharing your capabilities, ideas, experience, and research with an international audience! BTW2019 will offer a variety of tracks focused on UN Decade of Ocean Science; Aquaculture/BioMarine; Offshore Renewable Energy; Security, Defense and Robotics; Smart Ports, Smart Tranportation and Ocean Protection; Water/Wastewater Technologies; and Workforce Development.  

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BlueTech Week is presented by TMA BlueTech, which is the non-profit organizer of San Diego's ocean and water technology (BlueTech) cluster and the largest BlueTech cluster in the United States.    

Sponsorship opportunities are available for BTW2019.  Please contact TMA BlueTech Operations Director Melissa Fischel at MAFischel(at)

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“UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Clusters & the Triple Helix”"

The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted in 2015 with 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. The UN Water Action Decade (2018-2028) and the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) were adopted to mobilize the scientific community, policy-makers, business and civil society around a program of joint research and technological innovation.

Cluster organizations are all about partnerships...and have a critical role to play in promoting collaboration across the Triple Helix (academia/education, industry and policy makers) region-by-region, country-by-country. Our mission is to "Promote Sustainable, Science-Based Ocean & Water Industries", so the 2019 theme is core to our function and timely given the overlapping UN ocean and water decades. We call on clusters, educators, government and innovators to join us todiscuss education, technology solutions, and international collaboration to help achieve these SDGs.

BlueTech Week 2018

Last Year's Event

  • 7 Events over 5 days

  • More than 550 attendees, including 200+ from outside San Diego region

  • 150 speakers

  • 140+ companies

  • 16+ countries

  • 23 U.S. States + District of Columbia

  • 38 Exhibitors 

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Nov 5: (By invitation only) 4th annual BlueTech Cluster Convening + Triple Helix Dialogue

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NOV 7 & 8: 10th annual BlueTech Summit & Tech Expo

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Nov 7: 10th annual BlueTech Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony


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Nov 6: Marine Debris Solutions - Co-Hosted with Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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Nov 7 & 8: Tech Expo (co-located with BlueTech Summit)

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Nov 9: 3rd annual BlueTech Investors Day (20+ company "pitches")




San Diego, California USA


With 7 events over 5 days, BlueTech Week will take advantage of multiple locations and venues in San Diego including UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the Sheraton Bay Tower Hotel and Marina