DG MARE organized this event on the 22 November 2018 (09:00 – 14:00) in order to announce the launch of the new EMFF call 2018 and to present successful projects from the previous 2016 call. The aim was to showcase 5 projects, have for each a brief pitch and give the project representatives an opportunity to provide a feedback on the way the project went, lessons learnt on the 2016 calls and how they see the future. A discussion followed with a high-level panel on how better support innovation in the blue economy. The MENTOR project has been selected as one of these projects. Zacharias Siokouros (MARINEM) presented MENTOR and also explained some new ideas about a new platform to be named “A Sea of Experience”.