InnoAquaTech - Cross-border development and transfer of innovative and sustainable aquaculture technologies in the South Baltic area

Project title
InnoAquaTech - Cross-border development and transfer of innovative and sustainable aquaculture technologies in the South Baltic area
Project description
The European Commisson’s Blue Growth agenda for the Baltic Sea Region identifies aquaculture as one of the most promising sectors of the region’s maritime economy in terms of growth and job potential. In the South Baltic area, however, aquaculture is not a widespread established sector yet. There is also a clear territorial disparity in introducing innovative and environmentally friendly production technologies that could help to create added-value and increase the sector’s international competitiveness. InnoAquaTech seeks to contribute to the cross-border development and transfer of such innovative and sustainable aquaculture technologies across the South Baltic area and offer SMEs all over the region access to state-of-the-art technology, know-how, expertise and financing models. Departing from the results of AQUAFIMA and SUBMARINER, special emphasis will be given to recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) and innovative combinations of RAS systems with e.g. plant production (aquaponic systems) and/or renewable energy production. The project partners will identify best practices of integrated aquaculture systems and evaluate their agroeconomic and environmental impact, develop and implement an SME service package (consisting of e.g. matchmaking events, trainings, study visits and an innovation check tool) that shall be sustained by a South Baltic aquaculture alliance beyond the project lifetime, implement four aquaculture pilot cases to gain hands-on experience on the actual regional potential of different innovative and sustainable aquaculture systems. InnoAquaTech will result in an increased innovation capacity of the project’s target group, which consists of SMEs along the aquaculture and aquaponic value chain as well as related support organisations. By directly involving them in the project implementation, InnoAquaTech will help SMEs to develop and implement cross-border value chains that strengthen the South Baltic area’s aquaculture sector as a whole.
Project total eligible budget
1.677.126,25 EUR
ERDF
1.400.068,44 EUR
Project start date
01 Jul 2016
Project end date
30 Sep 2019
Lead partner
Name: BioCon Valley GmbH
Contact person: Dr. Heinrich Cuypers
Address: Walther-Rathenau-Str. 49a, 17489 Greifswald
Region/Subregion: Landkreis Vorpommern-Greifswald
Country: Germany
Project partner
Name: University of Rostock, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Aquaculture and Sea-Ranching
Contact person: Harry Palm
Address: Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 6, 18059 Rostock
Region/Subregion: Kreisfreie Stadt Rostock
Country: Germany
Name: AgroTech A/S Holeby
Contact person: Hilary J.L. Karlson
Address: Maribovej 9, 4960 Holeby
Region/Subregion: Vest-og Sydsjalland
Country: Danmark
Name: Maritime Institute in Gdańsk
Contact person: Joanna Przedrzymirska
Address: Dlugi Targ 41/42, 80-830 Gdańsk
Region/Subregion: Gdański
Country: Poland
Name: University of Gdańsk
Contact person: Hanna Łądkowska
Address: Bażyńskiego 1a, 80-952 Gdańsk
Region/Subregion: Gdański
Country: Poland
Name: National Marine Fisheries Research Institute
Contact person: Joanna Szlinder-Richert
Address: Kollataja 1, 81-332 Gdynia
Region/Subregion: Trójmiejski
Country: Poland
Name: Klaipeda Science and Technology Park / KSTP
Contact person: Andrius Sutnikas
Address: Vilhelmo Berbomo str. 10, 92221 Klaipeda
Region/Subregion: Klaipedos apskritis
Country: Lithuania