Session 3 : Speaker
Innovation Manager – Energy and Sustainability, Port of Tyne

Eleni Bougioukou, Innovation Manager at the Port of Tyne, is responsible for the Port’s energy and sustainability-focused projects.

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She leads and manages the strategic development and tactical implementation of pioneering, sustainability-focused innovation and technology activities required to achieve the Port’s strategic net zero and environmental objectives, as outlined in the ambitious Tyne 2050 strategy. Eleni also manages relationships and collaboration opportunities with sustainability, commercial, R&D and academia partners to develop innovative environmental solutions and to co-create energy test-bed opportunities for the Port and its customers.

Driven by her enthusiasm and energy, Eleni is also undertaking a part-time PhD at Newcastle University focusing on green and smart ports. In her role at the Port of Tyne and PhD research, Eleni is looking at multiplying the advantages of new technologies and innovative business ideas, through the collaboration of pivotal stakeholders from academia and industry, with a common goal to achieve a green, sustainable and smart future for the maritime sector.