Blue Invest in the Mediterranean Conference: Call for pitchesExternal

Call Overview

Call Category: Expertise

Email: MARE-FORUM [at]
Opening: November 21, 2018
Closing: November 21, 2018

The Blue Invest in the Mediterranean Conference, which will take place on 24 January 2019, has a call opportunity available.

The call is a call for an expression of interest to pitch a presentation for the event. The rules and guidelines for calls can be seen below:


Rules and Guidelines

The European Commission reserves the right to decide whether the proposed pitch will be presented at the Blue Invest in the Mediterranean 2019 event. All European Commission decisions are final.

Presentation topics:

Pitches may be submitted by any company active in a blue economy sector, including aquaculture / bio-marine technology (living resources), development of green ports / marinas, coastal protection, marine litter, non-plastic marine pollution, key enabling technologies (robotics, sensors, materials, etc.), marine services (insurance, monitoring, surveying, etc.), renewable energy, shipbuilding, shipping,  and coastal/maritime tourism.


Your application must be submitted by filling in the questionnaire by 21 November 2018 at 12.00 (Brussels time). Applications received after this date and time will be placed in a reserve application group for potential selection if space becomes available.

Evaluation and selection:

Pitches will be selected by the European Commission on a merit basis, following external evaluation, whilst ensuring a balanced geographical representation from around the Mediterranean Sea basin. All European Commission decisions are final.

Financial support:

Project submissions are free of charge.

If your project is selected for pitching at the event, the European Commission will cover your travel expenses to the event, as well as three nights of accommodation in the event venue (Westin Dragonara Hotel).

The pitch:

By submitting an application, you are indicating your intent to attend and make a pitching presentation at Blue Invest in the Mediterranean 2019, if accepted. Please make sure you can be present at the event on 24 January 2019 in Malta before applying, as well as on 23 January for rehearsals on location.

Each pitcher will give a single presentation. The presentation will last 5 minutes. It must be given in English. No interpretation will be available. Audiovisual and technical support will be provided. Potential investors will be given the opportunity to pose questions to the applicants.

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