Andalusia participates in the BlueBioMe kick-off
The project’s kick-off meeting, in wich Andalusia participated as partner, took place on 24 September 2020 and It was the opportunity for partners to agree on the internal functioning of the project and plan activities ahead.
BLUE BIO MED intends to develop a governance model of innovation policies to tackle complex challenges and will test the innovative approach through policy experiments triggering the cooperation of the quadruple helix stakeholders for interregional innovation investments.
The project will be an open platform for an inclusive co-design process with the wider innovation community promoting a bottom-up MED Innovation Alliance for blue bioeconomy to streamline multiple efforts and initiatives around the Mediterranean. It will support the start-up of the Alliance to boost the Mediterranean leadership in transformative innovation of the blue economy.
It gathers 11 partners from Italy, Croatia, Greece, Slovenia, Spain, Montenegro, France, Malta and Portugal including research centers, science and technology institutes, innovation agencies, national and regional public authorities as well as a network or regions/interest group.
The project promotes the transformation of Mediterranean blue bioeconomy field toward sustainable development goals through innovation. It supports better governance of innovation policies bridging the transnational governance frameworks active in the Mediterranean area (i.e. UfM, UNEP-MAP, EUSAIR, WestMed, Bluemed Initiative, etc.) with the territorial - regional/national – policy making, assuming the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the common reference grid. Research and Innovation strategies for smart specialization (RIS3) are considered as the key entry point to understand and orient the innovation trends and priorities across MED regions and connect transnational cooperation with investments for growth and jobs of the Cohesion Policy.