The Adriatic Sea is facing major impacts from overfishing and pollution. Solid waste and oil pollution are key negative factors for the degradation of coastal and marine ecosystems.
INNOVAMARE PROJECT- Blue technology “Developing innovative technologies for sustainability of Adriatic Sea” has 14 partners from Croatia and Italy, a total budget of 5,6 millions of euros, it is coordinated by the project’s lead partner Croatian Chamber of Economy, and co-financed by the ERDF, through Interreg VA Italy-Croatia Programme (2014-2020).
The aim of this project is to enhance framework conditions at cross-border level by reinforcing capacities and develop an innovation ecosystem promoting technologies for the environmental sustainability of the Adriatic Sea, with a focus on underwater robotics and sensors. It will tackle one of the main current challenges: increasing the effectiveness of the innovation activities in the relevant fields of the blue economy, by enhancing the transfer of knowledge and cooperation between the enterprises, R&D centers, higher education and the public sector through education and capacity building actions for different stakeholders.
As part of the InnovaMare project, the Round Table for policy makers and stakeholders in the blue economy and blue technologies will take place online on February 18 and 19, 2021, organized by the project partner the “Unioncamere del Veneto” from Italy. It will be a 2-days online roundtable for Italian and Croatian policy-makers and stakeholders in order to foster debate, transfer of knowledge and exchange best practices related to such strategic topics. European top-level experts will join the event as speakers, carrying out targeted interventions on key issues related to blue economy, sustainability of the Adriatic Sea, technological innovation, with the objective of gathering policy recommendations to support the development of a cross-border Innovation ecosystem in the field of underwater robotics and sensors.
The registration link for the event is here.
Registration is possible until 17/02/2021. A simultaneous translation service (Croatian, English and Italian) will be available.
The agenda of InnovaMare Roundtable can be found here.