Maritime Clusters Network for Blue Growth

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Project abstract

The Blue NET project aims to facilitate, enhance and develop SMEs collaboration and networking among maritime clusters in the Adriatic, Ionian and Black Seas. The project shall address the following areas:

  • exchange of good practices of cluster management and development of business sectors;
  • empowering maritime clusters and/or regional centres of competence to become 'blue-innovative'; and 
  • enhanced networking among relevant cluster stakeholders.

The Blue NET project shall result in a common methodology to collect technology features and innovation needs in each maritime cluster. Moreover, the project's strong cooperation among the partners will result in a structured process for transnational cluster development.

Project duration
01/09/2016 – 31/08/2018
Project acronym
Blue NET
Call ID
EASME/EMFF/2015/ - Projects in the context of the Integrated Maritime Policy in the Black Sea and/or Mediterranean Sea regions
Maritime Technology Cluster, Italy
Marine Cluster Bulgaria, Bulgaria
Maritime Institute of Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus
Këshilli i Qarkut Shkodër, Albania
Union of Romanian Inland Ports, Romania
University of Zagreb, Croatia
EU contribution
223.237,00 EUR

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