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Tapping in the potential of Balkan and Black Sea ports for the future of blue economy

Tapping in the potential of Balkan and Black Sea ports for the future of blue economy - Κεντρική Εικόνα
Event Date: 
Thursday, 22 September, 2022 - 11:00
Sector of activity: 
Blue Economy
Ports
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On Thursday 22 September 2022, the Atlantic Smart Ports Blue Acceleration Network (AspBAN) project is organising a hybrid workshop Tapping in the potential of Balkan and Black Sea ports for the future of blue economy.

For in-person participants there will be also the possibility of a study visit to the Poti Sea Port, the largest port in Georgia, handling container, liquids, general cargo, Ro Ro and freight/passenger ferries.

Venue: Maritime Academy of Poti, Tsminda Giorgi Street 24, (Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Region, Georgia) & online

Time: 22 September; 13:00-17:00 (Georgian time) | 11:00-15:00 (CEST)

For further information and registration, please click here.

 

The AspBAN project aims to create an open innovation ecosystem based on a network composed of ports of the Atlantic Strategy Group (ASG), of the EU Atlantic, of the Atlantic EEA and of the Transatlantic area that will operate as gateways and blue economy hubs. The project is related to the EU Atlantic Action Plan 2.0, Pillar 1: “Ports as Gateways and Hubs for the Blue Economy”. Focused on developing a dynamic acceleration platform, AspBAN 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.

The AspBAN project will learn from the experience of the Balkan and Black Sea area when it comes to the development of ports as open-innovation ecosystems for SMEs acting in the maritime sector and will assess its potential transferability in this geographical areas.