Blue & You Summer Speaker Series: SmartBay

Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Innovate Newport 315 Broadway, Newport RI

Through the SmartBay, 150+ square miles of coastal waters is being developed to transform Narragansett Bay’s unique geography, legacy cross-sector investment, and collection of sensors into a next-generation platform for ocean sensing.  Opportunities for prototyping, researching, demonstrating, and training for autonomous shipping, swarm robotics, clean energy, undersea communications, and accurate climate change forecast models will all be enhanced.  In this session, hear more from a panel of experts how Smart Bay will establish RI at the forefront of global Blue Economy innovation.


About the Speaking Series:

Innovate Newport is bringing back its Summer Speaking series focusing on the emerging Blue Economy.  Entitled “Blue and You: Understanding the Blue Economy”, the eight-part series will help attendees understand what the Blue Economy is and how it impacts them.   Each session will focus on a different aspect of the Blue Economy from renewable energy to sustainable seafood to workforce development.



Event Type

Lectures / Presentations


General Public


Research and Economic Development




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