BLUE_BOOST - BOOSTing the innovation potential of the quadruple helix of Adriatic-Ionian traditional and emerging BLUE growth sectors clusters through an open source/knowledge sharing and community based approach

The 7 regional maritime territories focused by BLUE_BOOST project (Zadar county; Marche, F.V.G. and Apulia regions; Western Greece and Central Macedonia regions; coastal areas of Durres, Vlora, Saranda and Shengjin in Albania) are branded by the presence of maritime (from mature/growing to emerging/just aspired) clusters with high heterogeneity of activities, tangible gap in communication and interaction among their 4 strands and poor attitude to interclustering, especially at trans-sectoral level.

The proposal aims at unlocking and boosting the potential of knowledge/technology transfer, transnational and cross-sectoral cooperation of key innovation actors of traditional (primarily fisheries and ship-building) and emerging (primarily Blue technologies-including aquaculture- green shipbuilding, robotics and new materials) Blue Growth sectors by reinforcing the relationships and interactions within and among their clusters according to an open source, knowledge sharing and community based approach. The main change sought is to improve the basic conditions for bridging the gap between the 3 helixes of the focused maritime clusters between research/SMEs, users/SMEs, etc. thanks to the collaboration with the NEW innovation agents such as fablabs, co-working spaces, makerspaces, innovation hubs, living labs, techshops, etc. Due to such renewed flexibility, this enhanced 3 helixes approach can be naturally adopted in transnational actions for stimulation and guidance, funding (BLUE_BOOST transnational blue innovation voucher scheme) and networking of innovation (BLUE_BOOST transnational innovation networking strategy and joint action plan) in order to explore possible sectoral cross-fertilizations, new ideas or expertise, new alliances and networking between individuals, communities, enterprises, organizations, institutions of the Blue Economy which deserves to be better supported, being it an economic driver and a potential generator of development and jobs.

Coordinator: CROATIAN CHAMBER OF ECONOMY, Croazia

Start Date: Gennaio 2018 – Ottobre 2019

 

Info at: http://www.adrioninterreg.eu/

 

Acronimo: 
BLUE_BOOST
Soggetto finaziatore: 
Unione Europea
Programma di Finanziamento e bando: 
ADRION 1st CALL for PROPOSAL
Numero del progetto/Contratto: 
23 – BLUE_BOOST
Responsabile Scientifico: 
Prof.ssa Diletta Romana Cacciagrano
Scuola / Struttura: 
ruolo Unicam: 
Partner
Partner: 
Nome: 
THESSALONIKI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Stato: 
Grecia
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
CENTRAL EUROPEAN INITIATIVE – EXECUTIVE SECRETARIAT
Stato: 
Italia
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
ALBANIAN DEVELOPMENT FUND
Stato: 
Albania
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
PATRAS SCIENCE PARK S.A.
Stato: 
Grecia
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
REGIONE PUGLIA
Stato: 
Italia
Ruolo: 
Partner