STATE OF THE ART OF EACH COUNTRY

The first step of the action is an initial assessment of “blue economy” sectors in each involved countries and identification of the stakeholders (enterprises, research institution and clusters) working in these sectors. In order to facilitate the exchange of information a common web-based database will be developed to gather and manage stakeholders features.

The database will be a tool for further projects’ activities but also available beyond the end of the project in order to become a long-term platform for exchange of information and identification of innovation projects opportunities among clusters.

Date : March 2017

JOINT INNOVATION PATH

Based on previous outputs a common methodology will be defined to collect technology features and innovation needs from maritime industry taking into consideration the different traits of involved clusters. To evaluate its efficiency the common methodology will be implemented by partners by auditing at least three enterprises in each country to identify the technological development opportunities and possible mutual innovation paths.

Based on the matching of the identified needs the joint innovation paths will be designed.

Date : May 2018

INTERNATIONAL WORLD CAFE (CYPRUS – JULY 2018)

The organization of international world cafe is intended as an opportunity for involved enterprises to compare innovation needs and identify possibilities of collaboration among them and with research actors. Besides enterprises the event will gather relevant experts and research institutions working in blue economy.

MUTUAL LEARNING CONFERENCES (EVERY COUNTRY – JULY 2018)

The aim of mutual learning conferences is to disseminate among stakeholders the common methodology and of its implementation results. Mutual learning conferences will be organized by each partner in their country.

Neighbour countries will be involved by organizing mutual conference in Ukraine, the Republic of Moldavia and Russia and by inviting stakeholders from Slovenia and Montenegro to attend the event in Italy.