The second Strategic Project on Innovation funded under Interreg MED Axis 4 - Governance, BLUE BIO MED, focuses on promoting the transformation of the Blue Economy in the Mediterranean through research and innovation strategies.

The kick off meeting of BLUE BIO MED project took place on 24 September 2020.

The second Strategic Project on innovation was approved in July 21st and will focus on promoting the articulation of the quadruple helix actors in the MED region in order to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Furthermore, it seeks to improve governance of innovation policies to increase the coherence among multilevel programmes, strategies and initiatives. 

The project will be articulated as an open platform, able to boost an inclusive co-design process with the wider innovation community. As such, it will promote the creation of a bottom-up MED Innovation Alliance for Blue Bioeconomy to streamline multiple efforts and initiatives around the Mediterranean.


BLUE BIO MED intends to develop a governance model of innovation policies to tackle complex challenges

BLUE BIO MED project gathers 11 partners from Italy, Croatia, Greece, Slovenia, Spain, Montenegro, France, Malta and Portugal including research centres, science and technology institutes, innovation agencies, national and regional public authorities as well as a network of regions and interest groups:

  • ART-ER S. cons. p. a. – Attrattività Ricerca Territorio Emilia-Romagna (ART-ER) (lead partner
  • Area Science Park Trieste (AREA) 
  • Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI) 
  • National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos (NCSR) 
  • Technology Park Ljubljana Ltd.(TPLJ) 
  • Center for Agro-Food Economics and Development (CREDA) 
  • Junta de Andalucía - Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishing and Sustainable Development (CSJA) 
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre Tehnopolis (IPC Tehnopolis) 
  • Conference of peripheral maritime regions of Europe (CPMR) 
  • Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) 
  • Directorate General for Maritime Policy of the Ministry of the Sea of Portugal (DGPM)