Blue Growth Smart Adriatic Ionian S3

Specific objective of the project is to support the development of a regional innovation system for the Adriatic-Ionian area.

Project summary

In the Adriatic-Ionian regions Blue Growth Innovation policies are characterized by a fragmented situation, with pioneering and lagging regions searching for a joint knowledge-based approach to their innovation strategies to enhance the blue growth sectors in their territories.

Moreover, regions and countries overlooking the same seas and rivers need harmonized Blue growth policies to plan future innovation initiatives on topics such as sea transport, water pollution, energy connectivity, marine environment protection, promotion of sustainable tourism etc.

Through the development of a Macro-Regional S3 on Blue Growth and the setting up of a dedicated Innovation Community, BLUEAIR aims at enhancing institutional capacities of ADRION territories in the definition of a common S3 policy on Blue Growth and guaranteeing the alignment of local initiatives with the EUSAIR strategy. Adopting a coordinated approach will improve administrative capacities, innovativeness, and economic development for participating territories as well as for the whole ADRION area.

Improving competences of innovation players on Blue Growth, identifying sectors of macro-regional interest, exploiting potentials for transnational cooperation, supporting the development of a single Macro-Regional S3 on BG in the Adriatic- Ionian: these objectives are reached by the involvement of the quadruple helix actors in the definition of a common strategic vision by means of enabling tools, capacity building initiatives and effective EDP practices and instruments. Supported by scientific experts and technical documentation, BLUEAIR offers to quadruple helix actors a view on the future scenarios of the Blue Growth sectors enabling them to take advantage of the sector transnational opportunities. 2 seas, many untapped market opportunities in Blue Growth, different coastal and inland territories involved moving toward one single approach: the BLUEAIR Macro-Regional S3 on Blue Growth!

Project type
  • Interreg Adriatic-Ionian
Coordinating institution
Country of the coordinating institution
Geographical focus
  • Adriatic-Ionian Macroregion
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
December 2020 - May 2023

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