InnoBlueGrowth, an “Horizontal Communication and Capitalization project for Innovation in Blue Growth at Mediterranean level”

Plan Bleu is partner of InnoBlueGrowth, an “Horizontal Communication & Capitalization project for Innovation in Blue Growth at Mediterranean level”.

InnoBlueGrowth project, coordinated by the CoNISMa - Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze del Mare, is one of six Horizontal Projects approved  from the first call of the Interreg Med programming period 2014-2020.

The objective of InnoBlueGrowth is to increase transnational activity of innovative clusters to develop smart and sustainable growth in the Mediterranean area.

InnoBlueGrowth’s main objective is to ensure the communication and capitalization activities of the “modular” projects (studying, testing and capitalizing projects) dealing with Blue Growth issues in order to increase their impacts towards common identified targets. In the case of the InnoBlueGrowth, these activities are focused on the increase of the transnational activity of innovative clusters and networks of key sectors of the Mediterranean area.

InnoBlueGrowth shall implement concrete actions—a communication strategy, community building initiatives and capitalization events, among others—to build a real community of modular projects, dealing with Blue Growth. This innovative community will allow the reinforcement of the cross-cutting and integrated approach between modular projects and transnational key stakeholders, which is a sine qua non condition to support Mediterranean clusters in their transnational activities processes.

Moreover, it will enhance the dissemination and transferability of the modular projects results and will consequently ensure a wider and deeper impact towards external multilevel stakeholders, contributing to the sustainable socio-economic development of the Mediterranean area through innovative investments in the Blue economy.


The benefits will reach not only the projects and programmes scales, but also beyond, at the Member states level. 


3 years (2017-2019)


1,470,588.24 €

Project Partners

National Interuniversity Consortium for Marine Sciences (CoNISMa)

Association of Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME)

Intermediterranean Commission of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR)

Plan Bleu

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

University of Montenegro - Institute for marine biology


Blue Economy in the Mediterranean. Policy paper. November 2019



Blue and green growth joint event « Transition towards blue and green economies in the Mediterranean », Brussels,19-20 September 2019

Capitalization and community-building event "Strengthening the Science-Policy-Interface in Blue Growth", Marseille, 16-17 April 2019

Mid-term conference "Blue Economy: The Blue Way of Life", Barcelona, 22-23 November 2018

Session "Empowering territories for a sustainable Mediterranean", in the framework of the 22nd edition of Ecomondo, Rimini, Italy, on 6-9 November 2018

Thematic seminar of the iBLUE project on best practices in the yachting sector, Lisbon, Portugal, 18 September 2018

3rd transnational capitalization and community building event on the theme of Clusters, Athens, Greece, 20-21 June 2018

Transnational capitalization event "Innovation for the development of maritime energies in the Mediterranean", Naples, Italy, November 27-28 2017

Transnational event “New Trends for the Yachting sector in the Mediterranean area”, Marseille, France. 11-12th of October 2017

Press release - Launch of the INTERREG MED’s Horizontal project “InnoBlueGrowth”

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Other Interreg Med Programme projects

Plan Bleu is also involved in 2 other projects of the Interreg Med Programme 2014-2020:
BleuTourMed and PANACeA.


Dr Céline Dubreuil

Mrs. Caterina Praticò (project’s coordinator)