(MED programme 2014 -2020, 1st Call for Modular Projects)
The Mediterranean Sea constitutes a cross road of continents and the main link among EU countries, Asia and Middle East, baring a huge load of maritime activities that need to be monitored in an efficient way. Maritime Surveillance (MS) aims at providing to the involved key actors the necessary methods and systems to achieve effective data exchange concerning various maritime risks and sectors (border control, defense, fisheries management, maritime safety and security, customs, general law enforcement, marine environment monitoring).
An important issue within MS is the existence of communication and regulatory gaps that can lead to serious loss of time in case of emergency. PROteuS project aims at exploiting the growth potential of the emerging Maritime Surveillance industry that can play a crucial role in the socio-economic development of MED area and in the generation of new job opportunities. This objective will be addressed through the establishment of a MED MS Cluster, fostering innovation and R&D capacities, knowledge and technology transfer, as well as transnational cooperation among the involved key MS actors, focusing on maritime security and safety mechanisms in MED area.
KiNNO, in the framework of the PROteuS project, will participate in mapping the current state situation in maritime surveillance in the concerned project areas, will identify cluster members and their needs and will collect both available technologies and products in MS, as well as ideas and emerging concepts to assess their potential exploitation. The company will also work to identify market and business opportunities and will offer support services to cluster members (ie. elaboration of Business & Exploitation Plans) via the operation of an MS Platform.
Partnership: Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Crafts and Agriculture of Venice Rovigo Delta –Lagunare (Italy), University of the Aegean – Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport (Greece), Maritime Institute of Eastern Mediterranean (Cyprus), Valenciaport Foundation for Research, Promotion and Commercial Studies of the Valencian region (Spain), Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Shipping of Seville (Spain), Pôle Mer Méditerranée - Toulon Var Technologies (France), Piraeus Port Authority SA (Greece), University of Algarve - Division of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer (Portugal), Liguria Ricerche Spa (Italy).