Funded by Atlantic Area, SAFER aims to improve the innovation performance of the seafood sector by increasing technology adoption & transnational cooperation giving response to the challenges of a sector identified as high potential for the smart growth.
SAFER, or Smart Atlantic Seafood Clusters, is a project funded under the INTERREG Atlantic Area European funding programme, which started in October 2017 with the aim to improve the innovation performance of the seafood sector by increasing technology adoption and transnational cooperation giving response to the challenges of a sector identified as high-potential for the smart growth of the participant regions. The project will drive innovation with a view of expanding the results to 21 Atlantic regions who will benefit from the project’s experience in order to improve their innovation policies.
The EBN is an international non-profit organization that serves a pan-European, global community of people that use innovative business as a driver for regional (economic) development. The main typology of its membership is the “Business Innovation Centre” (BIC).
They were promoted almost 30 years ago by the European Commission and by various private and public stakeholders, to boost the economic development and the innovation potential of the European regions. The EU|BIC’s core mission is to accelerate innovative entrepreneurship at the local level, through the customised delivery of a comprehensive range of professional support and incubation services (pre-incubation, incubation, post-incubation) targeted at innovative start-ups, spin-offs, entrepreneurs and SMEs. Their vision is described as a value chain: “stimulate, detect, assess, select, incubate, mentor, cluster, accelerate, internationalise”.
The Atlantic Smart Ports Blue Acceleration Network (AspBAN) is a project that has been awarded funding by the European Union. Focused on developing a dynamic acceleration platform, AspBAN helps EU Atlantic ports work as blue economy hubs.
By becoming the main playground for the development of new blue businesses, EU Atlantic Ports have the opportunity to diversify their revenue sources and work towards a sustainable ocean economy.
Ports are one of the primary interfaces with the ocean, which means they will play a strategic role as launchpads for a new generation of blue companies.