OSP Fireside Chat: Re-engineering your oceans career

Join us for a virtual fireside chat for all engineers, entrepreneurs, thinkers, and those who have made their living by and near the water!

About this Event

At this virtual event, you’ll hear from:

These innovators have carved out a successful future for themselves in the ocean economy and built companies that are dominating the global scene. Find out how they took the leap to switch career direction, what they overcame, what made it possible for them, and learn what types of support are available today so that you aren’t alone.

Turn to the BLUE ECONOMY for ever-expanding and entrepreneurial careers

Are you looking to re-engineer your career? Projected to be worth $3-trillion by 2030, the blue economy offers plenty of opportunities.

Now is the time to catch that next wave. Pivot your technology and engineering skills to take advantage of the exciting career opportunities ocean entrepreneurship offers.

Whether it’s solving problems in traditional ocean industries or focusing on solutions in the burgeoning blue tech and clean tech areas, starting up an ocean company has never had more potential. You’ll also discover countless outstanding support programs and organizations to help you succeed.

Opportunities include innovations in traditional sectors like oil and gas or fisheries and aquaculture, as well as in newer areas, such as data analytics, autonomous technologies, bioscience, lower-emission transportation and shipping, and much more.

Based on your insights and past experiences, you could offer creative solutions and services as an entrepreneur to corporations in traditional industries. After all, you witnessed firsthand the issues that industry faces and you could be paid as a consultant on how to overcome those obstacles.

If you’re newer to ocean tech, you could bring your fresh perspectives to advance the blue economy or adapt terrestrial technologies for ocean applications.

Find out more at the Re-engineer Your Ocean Tech Career event, at 9 AM Newfoundland Daylight Time, Friday, September 25, 2020.

Register today to find out more about how you can stay near family and friends in the region, continue to provide for loved ones, and grow professionally as you re-engineer your ocean tech career in the blue economy.

Re-engineer Your Ocean Career is a virtual event presented by the Ocean Startup Project, in collaboration with Genesis Centre, Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA), Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association (NOIA), OceansAdvance, and ConnectioNL.

AGENDA – September 25, 2020


9:00 a.m. NDT (5 min.) Event begins



9:05 a.m. (5 min.) Introduction

Opening remarks and housekeeping notes

Brief Ocean Startup Project presentation

Keynote speaker introduced


9:10 a.m. Keynote: Finding opportunity in a downturn (20 min.) – speaker TBD

Finding new career direction or starting a new company in times of adversity


9:30 a.m. Panel discussion: Opportunities in oceans and innovation (30 min.)

  • Moya Cahill, P.Eng. – CEO & co-founder, PanGeo Subsea
  • Karl Kenny – CEO, Kraken Robotics
  • Adam Keating – CEO & co-founder, CoLab Software


10:00 a.m. Takeaways and final remarks (5 min.)

Open floor for anyone who wants to ask a question or share an insight


10:05 a.m. Open networking – optional (20 min.)

Breakout rooms open and attendees invited to stay and network with guests