ART-ER, within the Enterprise Europe Network Simpler consortium, organizes Business to Blue (B2Blue) brokerage event, one day of bilateral meetings between universities, research centres, SME and companies on the blue economy. The event is organised in the framework of Sealogy, an Italian trade fair on the topic and is taking place in Ferrara (Italy) on the 6th of March 2020.
The brokerage event is organised in the context of MISTRAL, an Interreg MED programme, aiming to strengthen international cooperation within the blue growth ecosystem and to increase the networking capabilities of SMEs, research centres, universities and clusters.
The topics for the brokerage event are the Mediterranean blue economy drivers identified in MISTRAL’s “Blue Growth Book”, a report on well-established and emerging sectors relevant to the blue economy in terms of innovation capacity and potential of future investment.
These are the selected topics:
MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGY - Tidal Energy and Wave Energy - Floating Offshore Wind Energy
MARITIME SURVEILLANCE -Integrated and interoperable maritime situational awareness platforms and services -Interactive and Dynamic Atlas of Maritime Risk Maps -Operative system for Search and Rescue Planning -Development of Intelligent Vessels Monitoring Systems -Specialized Social Networking Services for Maritime Crisis Management
FISHING AND AQUACULTURE - Small Scale Fisheries (SSF) - Marine Aquaculture (MA) - Seafood processing
BLUE BIOTECHNOLOGIES -Micro and macro algae farming and exploitation -Microbes and enzymes exploitation -Valorization of fisheries and aquaculture by-products and wastes
COASTAL AND MARITIME TOURISM -Big data, digitalisation and ICT services for active living in coastal area -Smart management of the coastal infrastructure and extreme events -Sustainable leisure boating -Integrated and sustainable tourism