Virtual and In-Person

BlueTech Maryland is holding its inaugural event on Tuesday, November 16 event at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The goal of the event is to discuss our cohesive narrative of what blue tech is, explain why Maryland can be one of the top three regional blue tech clusters of the country, showcase what is going on here, and engage investors and entrepreneurs interested in coming to Maryland.

Options to join in person at University of Maryland Baltimore or virtually via Zoom


Why Maryland | Suzanne Dorsey, Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of Environment

What is Bluetech? | Claire Broido Johnson, Maryland Momentum Fund

Introduction to Bluetech Categories | Mark Huang, SeaAhead

Maryland policy alignment

Overview of Maryland Offshore Wind

  • Brady Walker, Government Affairs and Strategy, Orsted
  • Sam Salustro, Director of Coalitions & Strategic Partnerships, Business Network for Offshore Wind
  • Phil Croskey, CEO, MD Energy Advisors

Overview of Maryland Aquaculture

The Future of Ports | Kristen Weiss Fidler, Director, Office of Harbor Development at Maryland Port Administration

The Future of Seafood and What’s Happening with NOAA in Maryland | Michael Rubino, Senior Advisor for Seafood Strategy at NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service

Investor Roundtable

  • Aaron McCrady, Director, Hannon Armstrong
  • Elise Liberto, Partner, Brown Advisory
  • Cyrus Green, Lead Manager, T Rowe Price

Flash Talks

  • Data and Climate Tech, Sunny Sanwar, CEO, Dynamhex
  • The Future of Food in Maryland – Mike Thielke, Founder, F3Tech
  • Anaerobic Digestion at the Maryland Ports, Andrew Moss, Technical Director, Planet Found
  • European Financing Coming to Maryland, Matt Enright, CFO, OTAQ

What’s Next? Calls to Action!


  • This event is being held in person at the University of Maryland Baltimore, with options to attend virtually.
  • BlueTech Maryland requires that all guests show proof of vaccination to attend the event. Please bring your vaccination card or a picture of your card to the event. You may also submit a copy of the card to us via this form:
  • Following CDC and State guidelines, a face covering must be worn at all times indoors while on UMB’s campus or at an off-campus location occupied by UMB community members.
  • If you feel ill or have a known contact with someone who has Covid, please stay home. You are free to join us for our virtual session starting at 3 pm ET