Adotta1miglio is an initiative by OCEANHIS, that with the Blue Box project is among the innovative solutions awarded by the Call For Innovation -Sport in the blue economy within the framework of the project Towards The Ocean Race - Innovation, Sustainability, Enterprise - by the Genoa Blue District, City of Genoa and Ocean Race with the support of Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo.
Meet us at the Innovation Village from June 24th to July 2nd, 2023, as part of the event The Ocean Race Genova, the Grand Finale!!
Call For Innovation
Sports in the blue economy as part of the project "Towards The Ocean Race. Innovation, Sustainability, Enterprise."
The project was promoted by the City of Genoa-Economic Development Department, Innovation Projects-and implemented with the support of the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation and Carige Foundation.
The city government is committed to the promotion of the Blue Economy sector and all activities related to it, both from the point of view of environmental sustainability and from the point of view of economic growth of the city, with the aim of giving support to solutions to be applied to human activities that ensure an economic development model based on durability, renewability and reuse.
The notice was issued by Job Centre SRL, a single-member company of the City of Genoa, managing entity of the Genoa Blue District and implementing entity of the project "Towards The Ocean Race. Innovation, Sustainability, Enterprise."
The Ocean Race Genoa The grand finale
A sporting event-The Ocean Race-will be held in Genoa from June 24 to July 2, which will also be an opportunity to unite the themes of sports, sailing, with the themes of marine environmental protection, for an ever-increasing awareness and analysis between problems and solutions related to the theme of the sustainability of the sea.
What is Innovation Village
The Innovation Village, is a space that will showcase innovative sustainable and circular solutions on accessibility, energies and materials related to the enjoyment and sports of the sea.
Specifically, the Innovation Village finds its place within the larger Ocean Live Park dedicated to the Ocean Race and will be located on the ground floor of the Jean Nouvel building, occupying a space of more than 2,400 square meters, in addition to the sea space in which the boats of some of the winning entities and partners of the Genova Blue District will be located.
What will happen during the Innovation Village
Through hands-on experiences, workshops, demonstration tools, the Innovation Village will engage thousands of visitors with the language of science, technology, and business.
All initiatives will be included in the broader calendar of initiatives inOcean Live Park and the city and will be promoted and disseminated through multiple channels. And they may include a centralized booking system.
ALL EXPERIENCES WILL BE FREE
The winning solutions of the call
These are technological solutions or business models responsive to strategic and sustainability impact challenges, capable of presenting themselves as effective and highly innovative and demonstrable, i.e., capable, during the Innovation Village, of supporting and making tangible, as an experience, both on the business side and on the visitor and citizen side, the concrete spillovers of the proposed product or process innovation.
The sailboat can be a true laboratory using Sport for monitoring the health of the sea and sustainability.
OceanHis is a startup incubated at I3P, Polytechnic University of Turin, with a Team of 8 associates with more than 10 years of multidisciplinary know-how in the fields of technology, ocean data analysis, hw,sw,IoT development, GIS, Telecommunications.
OceanHis has built an integrated Hardware and Software IoT system, called Blue Box for collecting marine and oceanic data on heterogeneous vessels underway, transmitted in Real Time, stored in its own Geo-dataBase viewable via web platform and cloud-based web app.
Plug&Play self-contained mini-lab in navigation that can be installed on all recreational, sport and commercial boats.
Goal is the mapping of coastal and oceanic marine data with own missions and missions of "seafarers " sportsmen, enthusiasts, and business for data integration with the purpose of monitoring the health of the seas with a view to a sustainable blue economy that safeguards the present but also future generations.
Adopt1mile is an initiative of OCEANHIS, which with the Blue Box project is among the innovative solutions awarded by the Call For Innovation - Sport in the Blue Economy within the project Towards The Ocean Race - Innovation, Sustainability, Enterprise - by the Genoa Blue District, City of Genoa and Ocean Race with the support of Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo.
In the Innovation Village we will present the BlueBox, technological result of 2 years' work, and offer an experience with its use
Objective: to actively involve citizens, schools, sportsmen of nautical disciplines, enthusiasts, blue economy operators and all those who care about environmental protection.
Become guardians of the sea, because the sea is everyone's treasure, to be protected and safeguarded.
Applied Citizen science.
We will do this by opening part of our Data Portal with at-sea missions where it can be accessed, adopting an area of 1 nautical mile or more, along the Italian coast ( for now ) between areas with data already in our possession and or areas that will be considered in future Oceanhis missions.
Adoption is free of charge and will allow one to receive a certificate pdf, as custodians of the sea testimony to one's active participation. In the future, token participation will be expected to support and fund wide-ranging sea monitoring initiatives and missions.
From June 24 to July 2, the Booth will feature projects and activities of Oceanhis partners as well, for educational experiences on sustainability.
Oceanhis will have two Sailboats at Dock, on which both educational activities are planned as well as of actual Navigation with the BlueBox on board, a limited time also subject to weather conditions, but certainly significant to allow more people to enjoy the experience and a direct involvement in Citizen science to protect the sea.
Sailing school experts/instructors will be on board.
Learn more about Blue District
The Blue District was conceived as a catalyst for companies, institutions and research organizations at the national and international level, an open place that intends to welcome and support public and private entities that bring innovation and development to the Blue Economy sector.
The initiative is consistent with the European drive. All 27 EU member states have pledged to transform the EU into the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. To get there, they have pledged to reduce emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.
A very large part of the structural funds and at least 37 percent of the Next Generation EU has been committed to addressing the climate crisis, reorienting research, and reconverting the economy in this urgent direction. There is a need, through zero pollution, savings, reuse and the use of secondary materials, to decouple growth from the use of non-regenerative resources to arrive at a climate-neutral economy, "green, digital, resilience and cohesion" are largely represented, for Genoa, by the capacity for innovation in the Blue Economy. The Agenda 2030 framework is the same one that inspires the project and more generally the activities of the Genova Blue District and characterizes the guiding principles of The Ocean Race 2023. At this time, in which, on these challenges, there appears to be a need for a "new construction," the dissemination of knowledge and the research and capacitation of "models," "solutions," and "products," capable of producing results and perspectives, this is the road that our project wants to take.
"Genoa Blue District - Toward The Ocean Race.
The Ocean Race-whose local staff operate within the Genoa Blue District-is a vehicle on a global scale for these issues. Each stage, all the more so The Grand Finale in Genoa, in June 2023, will be an opportunity to measure - on the different territories -awareness, problems and solutions, also thanks to the Genova Process, which with the contribution of scientists, jurists and other experts, will add - at each landing - a piece to a decalogue for the protection of the oceans, which will be presented to the UN in 2023.
To use this planetary event as a lever of innovation and knowledge is the challenge we want to achieve: a lever to generate ideas, innovation, products, services, new business activities, capable of measuring itself with the sustainable use of the sea while promoting its livability, accessibility and usability for all.
All of this will flow into the Innovation Village, which will be realized during Genoa The Grand Finale. The Innovation Village will be a space enlivened by workshops, sustainability experiences, meetings, and in which to stage demonstration activities of the selected innovative solutions.
In the process described, the specific purpose of this notice is to identify and support technological solutions or business models responsive to the strategic and sustainability impact challenges, capable of presenting themselves as effective and highly innovative and demonstrable, i.e., capable, during the Innovation Village, of supporting and making tangible, as an experience, both on the business side and on the visitor and citizen side, the concrete spillovers of the proposed product or process innovation.
Leveraging the awareness and inclination for sustainability, as well as the inclusive and equal opportunity values that sports in general, and nautical and water sports, whether practiced competitively or amateur, as well as recreational activities in contact with the sea, are capable of generating, innovative solutions are sought under
Of particular interest are the following areas: well-being, accessibility, usability with identification of systems that promote the widespread and balanced use as well as the enhancement of coastal and sea resources: opportunities for access to facilities, means, courses, facilitation for fragile people, equal opportunities; applications capable of structuring marine spaces or coastal environments by actually integrating into a new enabling framework elements of usability, safety, interactivity, measurement of sports and amateur performance, and care of the context. Devices, processes or services serving Citizen Science, that is, proposing solutions for the collection and analysis of data related to the natural world by the local community.