The second Blue Scenario Workshop of the BLUE_BOOST project was organised in Monfalcone, on 22 February 2019, at the Headquarters of MARE Technology Cluster FVG. The event focused on maritime transport and more specifically addressed the topic of sustainable mobility in coastal and inland waters.
The Workshop touched upon issues such as eco-design, electric propulsion and dual fuel, and gathered representatives from Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and research institutions active in traditional and emerging sectors of Blue Economy in Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region. With the support of expert speakers representing both innovative companies and research stakeholders (Navalprogetti, University of Trieste, Cluster Lombardo Mobilità, and Repower Italia), participants had the chance to discuss the state-of-the-art and future solutions for more sustainable maritime transport. This thematic event allowed for presenting the overall opportunities for Blue MSMEs provided by the BLUE_BOOST project, especially regarding the upcoming transnational Call for innovation vouchers that will allow for co-developing innovation projects in the amount of 10.000€ with Innovators and Knowledge Providers (RD&I bodies and “new innovation agents”, such as fablabs, co-working spaces, living labs, innovation hubs, etc.). The workshop was organised in cooperation by MARE Technology Cluster FVG, ARIES and the CEI-Executive Secretariat. BLUE_BOOST is funded under the Interreg ADRION Programme. It aims at stimulating, coaching and funding innovation within traditional and emerging Blue Economy sectors in the Adriatic-Ionian region. It is intended to enhance territorial cohesion among 7 ADRION maritime regions of Italy, Croatia, Albania and Greece, and to boost quadruple-helix potential through an open source, knowledge sharing, and community-based approach, resulting from cooperation between MSMEs, new innovation agents and RD&I bodies.