BLUE BIO CLUSTERS |  BBC

PROJECT DURATION
3 years | August 2022 - August 2025 

FUNDING
Horizon Europe, H-CL6-2021-GOV-01-09
Revitalization of European local communities with innovative bio-based business models and social innovation

Budget
2.5 million €

CONSORTIUM
Coordinator

Submariner Network
Associate member
Submariner Network
Associate member
Submariner Network
Associate member

Ocean Cluster
Iceland


Pole Mer Bretagne Atlantique
France

Blue Legasea
Norway


Blue Bio Alliance
Portugal

The Scottish Association for Marine Science
UK


De Blauwe Cluster & BlueBridge
Belgium



PROJECT
The Blue Bioeconomy entails a large set of opportunities for European coastal communities. Innovative business models based on circularity; short-chains, digital solutions and ecosystem contributions offer the chance to stabilize and create new enterprises and jobs also for the lower-educated; while transforming remote, rural areas also into interesting, revitalized, climate-friendly places to live.
BlueBioClusters brings together 13 support organizations from 9 European regions, all of them highly engaged in assisting start-ups, companies and policy makers to make best use of blue innovations. They have joined forces to improve, develop and implement new support tools and methods:

  •  Showcase integrated and circular value chains within the Blue Bioeconomy, which can serve as role models & inspiration to European coastal communities
  • Provide tools for supporting businesses/regions in calculating their individual contribution to ecosystem services and valorise them within novel ecologic-driven business models
  • Provide regional blue bio companies access to the technologies they require
  • Stimulate / accelerate the development of an innovative, inclusive blue bioeconomy in the participating regions
    • by providing individualized support to more than 100 companies
    • organising local co-creation workshops and
    • a series of transnational bootcamps targeting specific challenges
  • Foster blue bioeconomy actions in regional development plans and their political / societal uptake through Communities of Practices
We expect to create long-lasting impact by engaging directly with hundreds of actors within our regions to stimulate collaboration and actions for change. Moreover the inter-active BlueBioCluster web-portal shall enhance the functionalities of the already existing SUBMARINER company catalogue with more comprehensive information on technologies and technology providers.  

CONTACT PERSON

Angela Schultz-Zehden
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EUSBSR

SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG

Kärntener Str. 20
DE–10827 Berlin

Germany

+4930832141740

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