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Preview 10th Annual Blue Tech Week “UN Sustainable Development Goals – Industry Solutions”

MTR interviews Michael Jones, the ubiquitous leader of The Maritime Alliance and the architect of the Blue Tech Week in San Diego.

By Greg Trauthwein

For MTR readers not familiar with

BlueTech Week, please give a synop- sis in a sentence or two.

The Maritime Alliance (TMA) creates a

Blue Voice via unique events, informa- tion sharing, national & international outreach, networking, research, and workforce development. The 10th an- nual BlueTech Week (BTW) scheduled for Nov. 5-9, 2018 in San Diego is a se- ries of 7 networking events over 5 days that brings together representatives of the

Triple Helix – academia/education; in- dustry; and policy makers – from around the world.

BlueTech Week has certainly evolved over the years. What’s new for the 2018 event?

Every year we have a different theme for

BTW. This year it is “UN Sustainable

Development Goals & Industry Solu- tions.” We continue to grow, add new industry tracks, and attract attendees, clusters and companies from more coun- tries. From BTW2016 we moved to a new venue for BTW2017, which we out- grew in one year, so we will be in a new, larger venue for BTW2018! Information is available at

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