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The Future Tech Hub will be one of the prominent features on the show floor at Oceanology International 2024
The Future Tech Hub will be one of the prominent features on the show floor at Oceanology International 2024

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Future Tech Hub at Oi24 to Provide Global Forum for Ocean Technology Industry’s Leading Accelerators

The exciting companies who are developing transformative new technological eco systems will take center stage at Oceanology International in March at London’s ExCeL

The organizers of Oceanology International 2024 (Oi24) have announced the first details about the exhibiting companies and format of the popular Future Tech Hub, which returns at this year’s event at London’s ExCeL from 12th to 14th March.

Delivering a unique, global stage for the ocean technology industry’s leading start-ups and tech-accelerators, the Future Tech area aims to ‘bring the future forward’ by showcasing an array of new transformative technological eco-systems, products and solutions.

Thousands of international industry buyers, influencers and professionals will have the opportunity to visit the Future Tech Hub across all three days of the Oi marine science, ocean technology exhibition and conference to discover the latest technology developments and meet the trailblazing companies who are positioned to empower missions into the next decade and beyond.

Around 30 companies are expected to converge within the Future Tech Hub to promote their news and innovations.

David Ince, Oceanology International Portfolio Director, said: “We are pleased to confirm the return of the Future Tech Hub, which proved to be a very popular addition to the show floor when it was introduced in 2022. Recognizing some of the world’s leading start-ups and tech-accelerators who are bringing the future forward, it creates a must-see location with a real buzz. Visitors and attendees can gather here to discover and discuss the latest developments which can help them prepare to meet the demands of the market in the years ahead.”

uWare Robotics, a deep tech startup specializing in data-driven engineering solutions for coastal environments, is a first-time exhibitor at Oceanology International and is amongst the visionary businesses participating in Oi24’s Future Tech Hub.

Rob Smets, Head of Business Development at uWare Robotics, said: “There is no better place to be if you work around underwater robotics. So when were contacted by Oi to be part of future technology, we didn’t have to think about it. It fits our roadmap perfectly. 2024 will really be about production and increasing our sales network. Oi is just the perfect place to be for us.”

Other participating companies include: Abyssens, an underwater acoustics specialist with a line of DORI low power acoustic recorders; ANB Sensors, a scientific technology company which has developed calibration-free pH sensors for ocean monitoring; Hangzhou AOHAI Marine Engineering, an innovative ocean technology enterprise providing advanced and reliable ocean technicians; Havian, providing software to vessel operators and project owners to help collaboration and management on offshore projects.

Also exhibiting are: Linden Photonics, developer of a range of miniature, high strength optical fiber, hybrid and speciality copper cables; NextOcean, a NOVA University Lisbon flagship project on the Next Generation of Fishing and Aquaculture Services; Robosys, a leading provider of AI-powered maritime autonomy and smart shipping software with its VOYAGER AI software; Heimatland Indonensia Geosolusi, developer of Wadugs (Wave Analyze Data for Underwater Geophysical Survey), a sophisticated software package for geophysicists, geologists and hydrographers.

Oceanology International, and its co-located event OceanICT, takes place at London’s ExCeL from 12th to 14th March and is expected to bring 7,500+ attendees and 450+ exhibitors from 80+ countries, with 100+ companies expected to conduct product or service launch activity in 2024. Thousands of international industry buyers, influencers, and professionals will come together once again for the chance to benefit from the unparalleled global marketplace, forum and networking opportunity. Highlights in 2024 include three days of technical conference content, live on-water Dockside Demonstrations and the return of the premium Catch the Next Wave conference.

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Mike Enser, Marketing Manager
Oceanology International
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Saltwater Stone
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Oceanology International – Connecting the global ocean technology, engineering and science communities

Oceanology International (Oi) is the global forum where the ocean industry, academia and government connect to discover innovative solutions from the ocean technology and marine science communities to improve strategies for exploring, protecting and sustainably operating in the world’s oceans and waterways. Held at ExCeL London, Oi brings together ocean professionals, facilitates ocean connections and showcases ocean innovation and technology.

Oi exhibition and conference incorporates various events and features, including:

  • OceanICT A smarter, more sustainable ocean through connectivity

Co-located alongside Oi, OceanICT helps connect AI, communications, satellite, IT and IOT solutions providers with key ocean- and water-based end user sectors from around the world.

  • Catch the Next Wave Innovation at the ocean-climate nexus

Returning in 2024 for its 6th edition, the Catch the Next Wave conference pairs speakers from within and outside of the ocean community, with the aim of sparking new thinking and ideas across disciplinary boundaries and between sectors. The special edition at Oi24 will focus on the climate and biodiversity crisis. It will take a futuristic look at how key areas of rapidly evolving technology might contribute to innovative solutions at the ocean-climate nexus, helping to achieve net zero and beyond, at the same time as supporting the restoration of the Earth’s essential biodiversity and ecosystem services.

  • Ocean Futures – Meeting future ocean technology needs

Thought leaders from industry, academia and government come together to discuss meeting future ocean technology needs in line with market developments and new ocean enterprise strategies. Held in the keynote Ocean Futures Theatre within Oi, it features panel discussions and strategic debates on topics including Transitioning the Ocean Economy, Sustainable Offshore Operations, BlueTech Investment and Future Talent/Careers.

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