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Empowering the 4 helix of MED maritime clusters through an open source/knowledge sharing and community-based approach in favour of MED blue growth

Project status
EU Project

4helix+ is funded under the Interreg MED Programme. It aims at stimulating, coaching and funding creative innovation within the blue economy in the Mediterranean (MED) area, by improving the gap between the 8 Mediterranean regional maritime clusters and within their four helixes, through an open source, knowledge-sharing, and community-based approach.

The project will award innovation vouchers of 480.000 EUR to 48 selected blue MED MSMEs and Start-Ups for implementing their own creative innovation project under the expert guidance of Knowledge Providers (i.e. Cultural and Creative Industries and ‘new innovation agents’) accredited through 4helix+. A cyberspace, boot camps, transnational brokerage event, and regional info days will be organised within the project for matching between companies and innovation experts. 

With its transnational partnership network and objectives, 4helix+ contributes to relevant EU macro-regional strategies and innovation policies.

The CEI - Executive Secretariat is leading the project’s communication activities (WP Communication).


Research & innovation
CEI role
01/02/2018 - 31/07/2020
CEI quota
Our Partners

Lead Partner

  • SVIM - Sviluppo Marche S.P.A. (Italy)


  • University of Camerino (Italy)
  • Central European Initiative (Italy)
  • Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Greece)
  • Croatian Chamber of Economy (Croatia)
  • Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Shipping of Seville (Spain)
  • XXI Dinamic Network (Portugal)
  • Albanian Development Fund (Albania)
  • Barcelona Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation (Spain)
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry Marseille Provence (France)

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