• Location:   Hybrid - Barcelona

DG MARE has identified smart specialisation strategies (S3) as a key tool to implement the Communication on Sustainable Blue Economy adopted in May 2021. Smart Specialisation Strategies represent a key opportunity, not only to prioritise regional research and innovation investments in blue economy sectors, but also to promote interregional partnerships and blue economy value chains across borders.

DG MARE, in cooperation with the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR), EU4Algae and BLUEFasma Interreg MED project is organising a dedicated brokerage session to promote towards blue biotechnology stakeholders the potentialities of S3 interregional partnerships, in particular in the framework of the I3 instrument and the currently open calls. The event will support matchmaking activities in order to:

  1. facilitate blue biotechnology stakeholders networking and exchange
  2. promote the definition of stakeholders’ complementarities and synergies in terms of interregional value chains/partnerships
  3. support exchange of potential partnership ideas and manifestation of interest
  4. share best practices and lesson learned on S3 interregional partnerships set up and implementation

Deadline for registrations: 3 May 2022 (please note that there is a limit to the numbers of participants joining on site)