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Post- Webinar on Research and Innovation towards Cultivating the Potential for Blue Entrepreneurship

Post- Webinar on Research and Innovation towards Cultivating the Potential for Blue Entrepreneurship - Κεντρική Εικόνα
Event Date: 
Tuesday, 25 May, 2021 - 14:00
Sector of activity: 
Blue Economy
Blue Growth

Regional Webinar on Supporting the Common Maritime Agenda Priorities with Research and Innovation towards Cultivating the Potential for Blue Entrepreneurship

25 May 2021 (14:00-16:45 GMT+3) Online

The panel aimed at strengthening the links between the implementation of the Common Maritime Agenda (CMA) for the Black Sea and its scientific pillar the Black Sea Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (Black Sea SRIA). This is a first step towards assessing the Research and Innovation (R&I) needs of the priority sectors defined by the Regional Stakeholders Conference of the CMA 2020 that took place on 10 December 2020.

Plenary Session 1: Best Practices from sea basins SRIAs and contribution to CMA priorities on entrepreneurial environment

The first panel focused on best practices of innovation-driven business acceleration as addressed by other EU sea basin strategies such as, WestMed Initiative and the Atlantic Action Plan 2.0.

As part of the presentations, we had the perspectives of:

 Fabio Fava IT Representative, BLUEMED Initiative, on behalf of the BLUEMED GSO & University of Bologna - BLUEMED initiative for a healthier and more productive Mediterranean sea

- Andris Andrusaitis,  Acting ED of BONUS EEIG, Coordinator of BANOS CSA - Opening a new chapter of joint research and innovation for the Baltic Sea and  the North Sea 

Sofia Cordeiro, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal - AANChOR Coordinator - All-AtlaNtic Cooperation for Ocean Research and Innovation 

- Patrizio Mariani Technical University of Denmark - Mapping and assessing present and future status of Atlantic marine ecosystems under multiple stressors

- Mustafa Yucel, CMA Turkish National Hub/Black Sea CONNECT - Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda of the Black Sea, Implementation of blue economy-focused actions 


Plenary Session 2: Roundtable on defining the sectoral research and innovation needs for businesses and potential synergies between research and the blue economy entrepreneurial environment

The second panel session was devoted to gathering corporate viewpoints. Thanks to participation from business stakeholders from the seven CMA nations, it received comments and insight on the R&I needs within these three Blue Economy sectors.

We got access to the viewpoints of panelists, among whom:

- Jaba Tarimanashvili Director of Trans Logistic LLC - Challenges and Solutions for Logistics, Maritime Services, and STS cargo  operations in Black sea area

- Ludomir Haidamaka Director of Fisherytech - Marine species hatchery, Tyligul estuary of Black Sea, Mykolaivskyi region, Ukraine

The third panel aimed to have an interactive conversation about how to deepen the ties between the Black Sea Common Maritime Agenda and its scientific pillar, the Black Sea Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (Black Sea SRIA).

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Please, read here the agenda.

Please, read here the press release. 

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For more information on:

• SRIA for the Black Sea


• West med Initiative

• Atlantic Action Plan