Mind The Ocean Innovation Starts Blancpain And The Economist Launch ‘ocean Innovation Challenge’

As an innovator in the industry, Blancpain has long been inextricably linked with the oceans, and now it is even more co-organized with The Economist to launch the ‘Marine Innovation Challenge’. The first modern diving watch, born in 1952 and officially put into production in 1953, is undoubtedly a highlight of countless watch innovations since 280 years of founding, and a milestone in the history of watch manufacturing. The Fifty Fathoms series defines the industry model of diving watches, perfects self-organized diving equipment, and provides safety protection for divers. Therefore, the birth of the Fifty Fathoms is also an epoch-making significant event in the history of diving, which not only contributed to the exploration of the ocean, expanded our understanding of the charming ocean, but also inspired us to protect the blue ocean.
   The ‘Ocean Innovation Challenge’ aims to find and discover innovative thinking and solutions to alleviate the contradiction between development and sustainability. The Economist and Blancpain sincerely look forward to innovative and sustainable development solutions that are highly expandable and economical, and promote commercial activities, industrial or technological development and upgrading, thereby adding to the long-term healthy development of the marine environment.
   For any innovative solution that meets the entry criteria, simply upload a 2-minute video proposal, and you will have the opportunity to win the free trip to the 2015 World Ocean Summit to show your creative solutions to global thought leaders and marine public interest. The final winner decided at the World Ocean Summit will also win a Blancpain commemorative timepiece.
Entry criteria
Participants can participate individually or in teams;
All entries will be evaluated by the professional review team of The Economist. The plan must conform to: contain inspiring, breakthrough methods or technologies, and contribute to the establishment of a sustainable marine economy; prototypes that can be put on the market immediately or soon; and strong applicability.
Competition process
The professional review team reviews all proposals submitted and evaluates them according to the listed criteria;
The top three innovative solutions will be shortlisted for the 2015 World Ocean Summit;
At the summit, each contestant presented his innovation plan to the on-site review panel and summit audience, and the final selection team was selected by the review panel;
Deadline for submission of proposals: March 13, 2015;
The announcement of the three finalists: April 13, 2015;
The winner will be decided at the World Ocean Summit held in Cascais, Portugal from June 3rd to 5th, 2015.