“CoRINThos” - Maritime Clusters supporting Research & Innovation to enhance Blue Economy Entrepreneurship
(MED programme - Targeted Maritime Call)
In MED area Maritime clusters have strong potential to foster economic growth that is still untapped within maritime leading traditional and new Blue economy sectors. Research and Development is one of the core driving factors of maritime clusters which however has not been fully exploited yet. CoRINThos tackles R&D gaps as competitive advantage of maritime clusters identifying and contextualizing them through Blue economy sectors and geographical synergies at national and transnational level.
The objective of CoRINThos project is to design a methodology that will combine qualitative and quantitative criteria characterizing maritime clusters with the triple helix approach. Based on this Matrix, the partners will elaborate Blue Economy Maps and Scenaria that will be transformed into recommendations to policy makers and conceptual methodology for future pilot projects fostering Blue Growth.
More specifically,KiNNOas expert of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Shipping of Seville,is involved in:
§ the definition of quantitative and qualitative indicators of maritime clusters
§ the Regional/ National mapping of existing and potential maritime clusters
§ the definition of qualitative and quantitative indicators of Triple Helix Matrix
§the elaboration of Blue economy maps on sectors such as energy, shipping, transport, biotechnology and tourism
§ the definition of Blue Economy Growth scenaria and the elaboration of Action Plans
Partnership: Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Shipping of Seville (Spain), Maritime Cluster of Balearic Islands (Spain), Chamber of Commerce Industry Craft and Agriculture of Venice (Italy), Maritime Institute of Eastern Mediterranean (Cyprus), University of the Aegean – Research Unit (Greece)
The project’s consortium will be supported at scientific level by the following organizations: Spanish Maritime Cluster (Spain), Federazione del Mare – Italian Maritime Cluster (Italy), Maritime Forum Norway (Norway), Nederland Maritiem Land - Maritime by Holland (Netherlands), Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (Egypt), Hellenic Center for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture (Greece), Cyprus University of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering & Geomatics (Cyprus), Chamber of Commerce Industry & Agriculture of Tripoli & North Lebanon (Lebanon)
Publication: Lambrou, M., Nikitakos, N., Geragotellis, Y., Loupassi, C., ‘Maritime clusters evolution in view with the CoRINThos approach: towards blue economy innovation ecosystems ‘ Proceeding of European Conference on Shipping, Intermodalism and Ports (ECONSHIP), 2015, Chios, Greece (Link)