Projects

SmartBlue
Network of regional maritime clusters for the smart specialization of the blue economy
Type: INTERREG MAC 2014-2020
Duration: 36 months (01/01/2017 - 31/12/2019)
Status: Ongoing
Coordinator: Sociedad de Promoción Económica de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain.
Consortium:

Partners
CMC -Cluster Marítimo de Canarias (Canary Islands – Spain)
CETECIMA – Centro Tecnológico de Ciencias Marinas (Canary Islands – Spain)
Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias (PLOCAN) (Canary Islands – Spain)
ARDITI – Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação (Madeira – Portugal)
ACIF-CCIM – Associação Comercial e Industrial do Funchal / Câmara de Comércio e Industria da Madeira (Madeira – Portugal)
FRCT – Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Azores – Portugal)
CCIA – Camara do Comércio e Indústria dos Açores (Azores – Portugal)

Third-Parties Participants
ENAPOR S.A. (Cape Verde)

Associated Partners
DRAM – Direção Regional dos Assuntos do Mar (Azores – Portugal)
SmartBay Ireland, Ltd. (Other Countries)

Aim of the Project:

The SmartBlue project aims to increase marine-maritime companies’ competitiveness in the MAC cooperation area, by creating a network of suprarregional clusters and maritime agents that promote innovation and internationalization processes and taking advantage of the synergies, capabilities, and resources.

FRCT Involvement:
FRCT participates in this project as partner.
Financial Overview
Consortium Budget
Partners Contribuition EU Contribuition Total
149 562,92€ 847 523,23€ 997 086,15€
FRCT Budget
FRCT CONTRIBUITION EU Contribuition Total
19 166,53€ 108 610,31€ 127 776,84€