They've got money to spend on marine innovation, and they're not afraid to use it.
By Ryan Skinner (email)
59° 56' N kicks off a new feature: The Marine Tech & Innovation Chat. Basically, I go one-on-one with a leading figure in the marine tech and innovation community to talk about what's going on, what's hot, what's not and so on.
Here you get the words straight out of the investors' and the technologists' mouths, via direct publishing of the Skype'd chat. If you're into marine and technology, it's worth it to follow these chats. If you've got a lot of ideas and opinions on the subject, let me know; maybe you'll be the next interview object.
This first chat, with BW Future's Joachim Bakke, is a premier. Next time, I will announce the interviewee ahead of time via my twitter and LinkedIn feeds, and anyone can submit questions that I will pose to the interviewee (as long as they're on topic).
With that, here's the first marine tech & innovation chat. Enjoy!