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Smart Sustainable Marina


Join an attractive growing market by meeting with customers and investors looking to invest in smart and sustainable technologies going from Smart Marinas to Smart Cities.


You will find those Key Decision Makers involved in our Jury and will have a chance to engage directly with them if you are selected to be listed in the E-Catalogue. Please refer to all the details of the selection process here below.

Our Jury Members


Nicolas Leterrier

Nicolas Leterrier

Schneider Electric

Customers, Innovation and ONE Labs global

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Julien Bourcerie

Bouygues Construction

Head of open-innovation & Corporate Venture

Arnaud Pingat

Arnaud Pingat

Groupe Pingat


Peter Lukassen

Peter Lukassen


Circular Economy Manager

Philippe Sajhau

Philippe Sajhau


Vice Président IBM France
Metropolitan Program Leader

Matthieu Horgnies

Matthieu Horgnies


Research Specialist through open-Innovation


Dr Elisabeth Schrey


Investment Manager


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Andrew Shannon

Circularity Capital

Founding Partner


Sylvain Makaya

Sylvain Makaya





Klaus Kummermehr




Jerome de Richemont

Jerome de Richemont

Blue Pelican Capital

Founding Partner


Maarten ter Keurst

Maarten ter Keurst

Pureterra Ventures

Director of Investments



Fernando Sandoval


Enel Innovation Hub Europe Manager


David Lerouge

David Lerouge


Head of innovation

Bernard d'Alessandri

Bernard d’Alessandri

Yacht Club de Monaco

General Secretary

Marco Ardigo

Marco Ardigo

Credit Suisse

Managing Director

Michel Buffat

Michel Buffat

Credit Suisse

Head of Aviation & Yacht Finance

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Miguel Angel Sanz


Director of Strategic Development

David-Pierre Mangiapan

David-Pierre Mangiapan

NGE Connect

Sales Director

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Séverine Baudic

SBM Offshore

Managing Director, New Energies & Services

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Frédéric Genta

Monaco Government

Member of Monaco Government in charge of digital affairs and Country transformation

Christophe Degoumois

Christophe Degoumois


Vice President, International Sales

Olivier Wenden

Olivier Wenden

Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

Managing Director

Pierfranck Pelacchi

Pierfranck Pelacchi

Société Monégasque de l’Electricité et du Gaz 

Sales Director – in charge of innovation scouting

Marc Lavine

Marc Lavine


Founder of Hydrogen and a Service Group

The organizations you will meet with…

Monaco Jury & Sponsors(9)

At BLUMORPHO, we are very honored to collaborate with Monaco Marina Management, organizer of the Smart Yachting & Marina day of meetings. This action is dedicated to bringing together key players, investors, developers, manufacturers and innovators to promote development of environmentally friendly, efficient, attractive and user friendly marinas that are also lively places where people want to be.

Supported by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the event is being hosted by Yacht Club de Monaco, a platform to promote and communicate initiatives in favor of an approach to yachting that fully respects the environment, both at sea and ashore

As innovation provider you can benefit from a 3 levels business development package:

☑ Be selected to the Smart Yachting and Marina e-catalog that is promoted to more than 10 000 players on the Yachting and Marina’s industry.

☑ Be introduced to selected targeted customers and investors part of the Smart Yachting & Marina to receive feedback on your solution.

☑ A chance to be part of the 15 companies selected for the Grand Oral for the selection of the 3 most promising Awarded companies.

High selection & visibility

The initial application is open to all and will be evaluated by a panel of key industrial leaders, VCs, Monaco Yacht Club, Monaco Principality and Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

Easy process

A selection of min. 50 technology providers will be showcased within the Monaco Smart Yachting & Marina 2021 E-catalogue addressed to more than 10,000 decision makers of the Monaco Yacht Club ecosystem - A participation of €500 will be requested to selected companies.

Get introduced to 3 Jury members at your own choice

All the companies listed in the E-catalogue will select 3 jury members at their own choice and will receive feedback to further build collaboration and raise capital.

The Awards Ceremony on September, 20th

Value your differentiation: Be part of the 15 finalists joining Grand Oral to win an invitation to Monaco Ocean Week in March 2022 with a high visibility during Monaco Smart & Sustainable Marinas convention on the 20th of September. Engage with Monaco Principality players and other Marinas.

Monaco Smart MARINA 2021 Process

The Smart and Sustainable Yachting and Marinas represent a multi-billion investment market driven by high eco consciousness and for which many innovations and circularity are expected including in water management, data security, energy generation and management.

Smart Marinas as a role model towards Smart cities – Leverage and build your business

We are really pleased to introduce this new initiative to you in the field of Smart and Sustainable Cities. After a deep analysis of the Smart City market, we came to the conclusion that Smart Cities business will be driven by sustainability challenge and will grow from niche markets with real investment capabilities. We are thus very excited to join a new initiative dedicated to invest in Smart and Sustainable Yachting and Marinas, playing a role model in the implementation of Smart and Sustainable cities.

At BLUMORPHO we are very honored to support the emergence of this market through a world class and unique ecosystem while structuring the entire innovation value chain. Through this initiative you will be able to connect with your upcoming customers and investors, to convince them about market opportunity, your unique value proposition and differentiation.

Bernard d’Alessandri, General Director of Monaco Yacht Club interviewed by Richard Attias, Executive Chairman of Richard Attias and Associates at Tourism Recovery Summit – Riyadh, May 2021

Contact us for more information:

Ermira VODO
Lean & Open Innovation Manager

Join our information web session on 4th or 17th of June 2021.

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Founder and General Partner, Benhamou Global Ventures. Board member of Cypress Semiconductor. Chairman of the Board, Israel Venture Network. President of American Friends of Arts et Métiers ParisTech. Board member of Stanford University’s School of Engineering.

How deep technologies contribute to positive IMPACT

During Impact Week, 6 great speakers came to share their point of view on this important question: How can deep technologies impact  our future?

Part I: Green Digitization?

What is the vision of the European Commission with regards to digitization and especially the impact of deep technologies, in accordance to the European Green Deal?

Henri Rajbenbach, from the European Commission, explains that the technologies might be deep, but they are certainly very broad. What the Commission calls Key Digital Technologies (KDTs) include many topics such as Nanoelectronics, Bio-electronics, Wearables and flexible printed electronics, photonics and of course the software to run this. One of the challenges is to make the data usable, as they come in real time, as they come from the real world. They should be “good enough” to feed AI and make it as close as possible to the users for various reasons primarily privacy.

They are many shades of green, which makes it challenging to put together Green Transition and Digital transformation. There are two categories: Green KDTs and KDTs for Green.

A new holistic and agnostic approach is needed where the key approach is to start from the function. The idea is to then decide where at best we can develop. This often happens at the intersection of technologies: Post-Moore nanoelectronics; flexible and wearable electronics, and electronic smart systems.

While addressing a greener economy, it is important to bear in mind that manufacturing and use are equally energy hungry, in terms of equipment. One of the issues with this in Europe is sovereignty, and it could be clearly observed with the COVID-19 crisis.

Europe is especially strong in some sectors, many quality intensive ones. They incarnate European values: social values in health system, or human values for privacy, and technology aspect for sovereignty in particular for the defense sector. Key Digital Technologies play critical and complementary roles in digital transformation and green transition. Furthermore, access to leading-edge digital technologies is essential to achieve ambitious political priorities. The European Commission will further support that in Horizon Europe.

What is your vision and how can deep technologies impact our future positively?

Holger Meinel represents EuMa – the European microwave association. It was founded in 1998 and has 5000 representatives worldwide. 75% of those being industrials and 25% of academics. Their role is to foster the strategy of radio frequency-based research. They start to apply the same intersectionality in functional electronics as mentioned before. According to Holger Meinel the broad landscape is allowing to bridge the gap between microwave technolgies and other areas like infrared, enabling new possibilities like pollution control. This is fostered in Europe at very large scale.

Pertti Jauhiainen explains that with all the KDTs, there is a broad ecosystem and we need to make it efficient. There are green networks, and by connecting them it would be more efficient along the value chain, building amazing components, that build networks, devices and more. The use of networks or ICT in investor sectors and society is going to benefit from the green side. The other aspect is the use of ICT technology and the manufacturing of it. The use is even more energy hungry with consumers, networks and data centers.

Patrice Gamand, Business Development Manager at the cluster Alpha Route des Lasers reiterates that the 5 pillars are key: component, flexible electronics, IoT, printed electronics, photonics, and of course embedded software especially the cyber-physical systems. When it comes to green transition, integration is recommended. This means integrating more functions to save  components and power. This is a strategy to be pursued. According to him, everything is complementary so we need a global strategy.

What can you do to make the electronic world a little bit greener?

Neil Armstrong is CEO of In2tec, an SME specialising in one of the key pillars: flexible printed electronics.

In the past, the approach was “How do we reduce the energy needed to manufacture? How do we include some materials that are a little bit easier to recycle?”. Now for a real impact from deep technologies, what is needed is actually a paradigm shift, because we can only go so far down the current road given the law of diminishing returns . At the moment, on a yearly basis, 64 billion dollars’ worth of E-waste could be recycled and only 20% is actually recycled.

The idea is to look at how manufacturing is done. We create a system that is “unzippable”. We can unzip the substrate from the conductive tracks, we can unzip the inductive tracks from the components etc. The holistic approach is the trend we’re looking at here to change people’s perspective whether they are a user or manufacturer. It’s trying to take everything around us to move things ahead. It is complex because of the market’s need for catalysts such as the government or the consumers. The consumer is already going greener, there is a demand. Now, we can take a flexible material, unzip the components, and reuse them on new products. The amount of effort, power, precious metals are used is significant. Nowadays it is much easier to reuse and recycle them.

Circularity is new in the landscape. Are there any plans for the future to include circularity in the new projects from the European Commission? 

The need for circularity is increasing substantially. The first step is awareness at the business level. The reuse of material is important, especially in flexible electronics – the term plastic electronics is not used anymore since plastic isn’t as sexy as it used to be. It’s not really addressed by the projects now, but attention will be given to that in the analysis of proposals.

Part II: Can we afford the Bandwidth?

Wolfgang Templ from Nokia Bell Labs explains that mega trends are changing the world, and the ways we connect with it. There is an exponential increase in traffic, that is going to continue for the next decades. It has been triggered by certain key applications, with the era of discovery, then sharing, and now automatization. All of this needs to come at a moderate cost. There are 3 phenomena: requirement for more bandwidth, requirement for more bits per Hertz, and then to reuse the spectrum. And this is the trend that 5G is following, allied with the use of technologies for things like increasing battery lifetime and flexibility of the network.

Among the various building blocks of technologies, where do we need the most effort?

Pertti Jauhiainen thinks that it might also depend on what is more used. Now, 5G is in its development stages and it is not fully processed yet. Cybersecurity is also a challenge that is getting bigger, because of high data use and how to make it secure as much for personal matter than for industrial use.

We want to have more bandwidth, but at a lower cost. Do you think that thanks to new technologies, maybe with the use of microwaves, it is possible to have the same room for improvement for energy saving?

Holger Meinel thinks that with different materials it is possible to change the need in power consumption, and save energy. The only thing is to decide which frequency will be used for what. Patrice Gamand answers that we have to use advanced semi computer technologies for different reasons. Bandwidth is not a problem itself, it’s more about cost and power consumption. But having a good technology can optimize performance. This is software designed hardware. It allows us to think of concepts to meet the requirements.

In parallel to that, Neil Armstrong explains that the growth of 5G and the utilization to more data fuels the need for more sensors, on vehicle, on body. The consequence is that when more is needed, in the process of manufacturing they need to improve the longevity of the sensors, as well as the circularity especially for devices such as smartphones. It needs to be at the design level. This all comes with new virtualized networks, with a sort of fusion of software and network.

When trying to achieve versatility, speed, and all the other abilities that we need: does adding AI impact energy consumption? Is it possible that through software, we can optimize energy?

Software will help, but it is not the only solution. It is paramount to have an infrastructure which is by design a little bit greener. Henri Rajbenbach explains that on this topic, we should link component and architecture as explained by Wolfgang Templ since it is really at the core of the best use of bandwidth, time wise but also with space and cost.

In conclusion, the solution to achieve impact using deep technologies is through intersecting technology, while staying as close as possible to the user.

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