INNOV`SAIL 2020 Virtual Conference


Video Conference

From 15 June to 17 June 2020
from 09h00 to 17h00

Every three years since its creation in 2008 by the Cité de la Voile-Eric Tabarly and the Ecole Navale, INNOV´SAIL International Conference on Innovation in High Performance Sailing has brought together the world’s leading experts in the field of sailing research.

At the 5th edition online event, wind assisted ship propulsion as well as competitive and commercial sailing is the focal points. Over three days, the event proposes to spotlight recent research through four highlights:


From fundamental fluid dynamics to performance prediction and the Energy Return on Investment (EROI) of wind-powered ships, discover the 29 papers turned into dynamic webinar presentations by the world leading experts behind them.



Get an overview on the most thrilling ongoing projects, on novel technical solutions, and the savings potential for different systems and transport conditions, as well as the latest flow research in elite sailing.

15, 16 June from 9:00 to 12:45 CET – 17 June from 9:00 to 11:45 CET


“Competitive Sailing and Wind-Powered Vessels – How can we learn from each other? ”
Experience the live discussion between some of the most brilliant minds in how to shape the future of wind propulsion innovation.

17 June from 11:45 to 12:30 CET


Would you like to meet other event participants to exchange information, deepen certain topics or do business?
At the INNOV´SAIL meeting platform, facilitated by BDI’s EEN team for the Eurolarge Innovation programme together with RISE, you can mingle with whomever you want individually in a virtual meeting room*.

15 and 16 June from 10:35 to 10:55 & 13.20 to 17:00 CET
17 June from 10:35 to 10:55 & 12:35 to 17:00 CET

(*) Appointment program to be prebuilt individually through the registration link received to the B2match platform once your registration and payment has been made.


What is your company´s passion and what do you see yourself working with in the future ?
At INNOV´SAIL, sessions will offer the possibility to showcase your talent thus sparking interest. Ten of the most intriguing companies that will have applied, will be selected for a 5-minute pitch *.

15 and 16 June from 12:45 to 13:20 CET

(*) “Pitch” application instructions, to be provided once your registration and payment has been made.


Naval architects, engineers, sailors, boat and rigging builders…more than 150 international participants are expected !
Come and share your skills and know-how with the academic world!



Before 1st June, preferential rate of 500 SEK (approx. 50€) – 1,000 SEK (approx. 100€) thereafter.