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We are Ocean Community/OC and this spring we will present OC Academy to you! 


The OC Academy includes 5 seminars to help you better understand the challenges our oceans are facing and how you can take action and work on solutions to tackle these challenges in a sustainable and commercially viable way. 


If you are - just like us - an ocean and sustainable blue-tech lover, this is for you!

Keep in mind that this is our pilot seminars series which is for IPL students only, but we are planning to do more seminars for other students in the autumn.

If you are interested to either participate or to bring this format into your university, feel free to contact us  at

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Oceans are key for the existence of life on earth. Oceans provide the water we drink, the food we eat, and the air we breathe. It is crucial that we find ways to preserve and protect our oceans to ensure a sustainable future. 


We want to capture sustainable ocean tech ideas and transform them into commercially viable products and ventures to solve ocean challenges.


The pilot seminar series at Politécnico de Leiria will help you better understand, execute and commercialize ocean relevant early-stage ideas. You will gain practical experience of ideation and commercialization through the seminars, and in between supported by our Ocean Community coaches. You will also will have an opportunity to enter into Ocean Community Challenge 2021 upon conclusion of the seminars once well-prepared and equipped with new knowledge. 

OC Academy includes the following one hour long seminars, taking place at 18.00 on scheduled evenings:

19 April

 Introduction to the current state of the ocean, ocean economy overview, sustainable and circular solutions

27 April

Overview of the ocean economy ecosystem, key global initiatives, and introduction to the Ocean Community (OC) and SmartOCEAN

10 May

Samples of existing ocean tech solutions and ideas within the ocean economy

19 May

31 May

Commercialization of technology and early-stage ocean solutions

Final presentation of students’ ideas, mindshare and feed-back

Apply now!

Do you want to learn more about ocean challenges, and how to transform ideas into reality, and be a part of the solution?


Apply to our seminar series now! Apply no later than April 16, 2021.

For further questions please contact us on social media or simply email us at


When the oceans breathe, we breathe. 

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