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 toincrease 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

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