The Bluetec Innovation Awards are an international competition designed to recognise the most remarkable technological and service innovations showcased by exhibitors at the show and with the strongest market potential for sea and coastline in the environment and energy sector.


Companies exhibiting at Bluetec sea & coastline can enter one of their innovations in the Bluetec Innovation Awards.

After being assessed and approved, the innovation entered in the Bluetec Innovation Awards goes through to a preliminary selection phase lead by an expert judging panel. If selected, the innovation will advance to the final held during the Bluetec sea & coastline show in Nantes on 30 November and 1 December 2022. The ten shortlisted companies will have the opportunity to pitch to a judging panel of blue-chip companies and investors on the Bluetec sea & coastline stage. After the pitching session, the three innovations with the highest scores will receive prizes. The companies behind these innovations will enjoy extensive promotional benefits.


Benefits of the Bluetec Innovation Awards

For the 10 shortlisted innovations : Targeted PR, information pack and public pitching session, on-stand visibility, opportunity to include “Bluetec Innovation Awards 2022 nominee” in communications...

For the 3 winning innovations : An equipped, 6 m² stand free of charge at Bluetec sea & coastline 2023, opportunity to include “Bluetec Innovation Awards 2022 winner” in communications, Targeted PR after event...


Timeline for Bluetec Innovation Awards 2022

30 Sept - preferred deadline for innovation submission
28 Oct - deadline for innovation submission
Mid-Nov - announcement of shortlisting of innovation
30 Nov - pitch to the judging panel 
1st Dec - awards ceremony