23rd March 2021, 12:30 to 13:30
Marine Economy Week is a new virtual event hosted by Harper Macleod. Running from 22 – 26 March, it will examine all aspects of Scotland’s diverse maritime sector.
The marine economy is a fundamental part of Scotland’s Natural Capital, as well as having the ability to play a large role in the efforts to tackle climate change. Until recently, the scale of the sector has been overlooked given the diversity of its enterprises and stakeholders. However, it contributes hugely to both local and national economies and has phenomenal growth potential in Scotland.
Marine Economy Week has been created to help ensure that, at the highest levels of Scottish policy and decision making, marine is not allowed to be ‘the one that got away’.
Get involved in daily roundtable sessions
Over five days, Harper Macleod’s specialists will be joined by industry experts to examine an array of crucial issues facing all parts of the sector.
You can register for as many live roundtable sessions as you like. See the full list on the events page.
Day two event:
Seaweed, Salmon and Submarines – Innovation and Opportunities in the Marine Economy
The marine economy is a sector underpinned by innovation. From aquaculture vaccines, through exploitation of bio products drawn from the sea, to engineering and mechanical advances.
Innovation develops against a background of industry need, influenced by the changes in national and international economies. Trends in innovation can be stimulated by commercial or regulatory factors, and can evidence themselves in investment decisions and IP protection strategies.
Join our own Jamie Watt and Paula Skinner, partners at Harper Macleod, who specialise in on advising investment, commercial and regulatory issues in the marine economy, and Paul Chapman, patent attorney at Marks and Clerk, in a discussion surrounding what each of them are seeing as regards innovation and opportunities in the marine economy.
Please note this webinar may be recorded.