ClusterMare – Innovation capacity building through Maritime clustering initiatives (Seed Money)

Project description

The future project aims to increase innovation capacity and potential of blue and green SMEs working in maritime sector through cross-border networking. The project will help blue and green sector SMEs, operating in maritime industry, get more skills in clustering and will provide practical advices on how to organise clustering and explain the benefits from clustering. It is planned to help to find appropriate partners by organising cross-border workshops and partner search events. The future main activities will cover cross-border trainings and capacity buildings services, business advisory services on new services and products in the South Baltic market. Through formulated cross-border ventures the project will facilitate exchange of experience and stimulate innovation transfer, develop and test cross-border smart specialisation strategies and joint branding concepts in blue and green sectors as well as develop crossborder cooperation models, networks and platforms with participation of SMEs, research institutions and public administration.

Project total eligible budget
34 600,00 EUR
ERDF
29 410,00 EUR
Project start date
01 Sep 2016
Project end date
31 Dec 2016
Lead partner
Name: Klaipeda University
www.ku.lt
Address: Herkaus Manto 84, 92294 Klaipeda
Region/Subregion: Klaipedos apskritis
Country: Lithuania
 
Project partner
Name: Baltic Wind Energy Association
Address: Stephanstraße 17, 18055 Rostock
Region/Subregion: Kreisfreie Stadt Rostock
Country: Germany
Name: Maritime University of Szczecin
Address: Wały Chrobrego 1-2, 70-500 Szczecin
Region/Subregion: Miasto Szczecin
Country: Poland
Category of intervention
064 Research and innovation processes in SMEs (including voucher schemes, process, design, service and social innovation)