Venturefest 2022

Maritime UK Solent and the Solent Freeport at Venturefest 2022

We held the Maritime UK Solent Innovation Panel and Networking session at #VFS22.

For Venturefest 2022, we brought together a panel of maritime experts to explore how the sector is innovating to deliver the Government’s Maritime 2050 Strategic Ambitions.

We were joined by members of our Network, and local industry experts including from Innovate UK, University of Portsmouth and the Institute of Technology. Together we looked at support available to encourage innovation in maritime, and how we are collaborating to ensure the industry has the pipeline of skills it needs to maximise this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Click here to see the day's presentation.


Running order

Coffee and pastries on arrival


Solent Maritime Innovation in the Solent


Solent Maritime Innovation in the Solent Q&A

With Stuart Baker, Managing Director from Maritime UK Solent, Captain RN Allan Youp, the Royal Navy, and Henry Tse, Connected Places Catapult


Solent Freeport update

Brian Johnson, Chair of the Solent Freeport


Solent Freeport Q&A


Maritime UK Solent Innovation Panel

Full list of Panellists below

12:10 - 1pm


Maritime UK Solent Innovation Panel

To attend the Maritime UK Solent network meeting, please ensure you register for free entry to Venturefest by clicking on this link and using promo code VFestSLEP.

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