Project Name: Maritime Clusters Network for Blue Growth

Project Acronym: Blue NET

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Blue NET general objective is to enhance the SME’s capacity to develop networking among maritime clusters in the Medierranean, in particular in the area from the Adriatic-Ionian Seas to the Black Sea.

The aim is to diffuse innovation and achieve an added value in relation to the maritime policy of the target area.

Project activities will be implemented in the framework of Integrated Maritime Policy of the European Union and will allow :

  • Exchange of good practices for cluster management and development of the business sector mainly for the SMEs
  • Empowering maritime clusters and/or regional centres of competence to go blue-innovative – Enhanced intensive networking among the stakeholders in the involved countries Moreover strong networking among partners will grow during the project and will give rise to a structured process for mutual cluster development.

The clusters network will constitute a powerful engine of economic growth and a driver of innovation providing a fertile business environment for companies, particularly SMEs, facilitating cooperation with research and academic institutions, the public sector and the civic society and allowing synergistic actions based on their own competitive advantages.