CCDR Algarve participates in the Blue Innovation Forum in the context of the Atlazul Project

Public and private institutions from Algeria, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and Norway share experiences

The potential of atlazul project and the advantages of sharing good practices, allowing the identification of challenges and opportunities were some of the aspects highlighted by José Apolinário, president of the Algarve Regional Coordination and Development Commission, at the opening of the Blue Innovation Forum, which gathers, over two days, partners of projects supported by European funds in the fields of Economy and Blue Growth.

Apolinário also highlighted the importance of creating networks that promote smart specialization in the cross-border area and the development of innovative actions in the field of Blue Growth policies.

Organized by the International Excellence Campus of the Sea (CEI.MAR) at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Cádiz, the meeting takes place in a hybrid format and aims to support and consolidate the partnerships established through the Atlantic Innovation Alliances (ATL BLUE) and the Mediterranean (BLUEBIOMED), contributing to the sharing of knowledge, experiences and strategies.
In these two days, representatives of DG MARE of the European Commission and of public and private institutions from Algeria, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and Norway will share specificities of European strategies and of each transnational initiative, policies to promote innovative projects, challenges , blue economy models and opportunities and smart regional specialization strategies.

CEI.MAR is a strategic consortium of universities, research centers and companies from Andalusia, Algarve and Alentejo and northern Morocco, being considered the largest scientific and business aggregation in the fields of the Blue Economy of the Iberian Peninsula and one of the largest in the world. .

Since July, the University of Algarve integrates the European University of the Seas (SEA-EU), coordinated by the academy of Cádiz.