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BLUE DEAL is a European project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance Fund, for the capitalization of Blue Energy (BE)."

The project aims to increase transnational activity of innovative clusters and networks of the BE sector, develop links and synergies between SME`s, public authorities, knowledge institutions and civil society and establish transnational and regional Blue Deal Alliances.

This project will create a favourable environment for BE investments and sustainable development in the Mediterranean economy.

With a budget of 2.8 million euros and 32 months of work ahead, BLUE DEAL integrates 12 partners from 6 countries and 9 different regions around the Mediterranean.

BLUE DEAL News

More than 200 people from 20 countries and 150 students have participated live in these workshops

More than 30 people attended this morning the BLUE Open Innovation webinar in the Mediterranean, organised by CEEI within the BLUE DEAL project.

BLUE DEAL has just launched this platform dedicated to the promotion of Blue Energy through a series of online and physical events, as an additional instrument of the project.

The event will be held online, on 12-15 April 2021

#wavesofinterviews Alfonso Abad is an Expert in Energy and Telecommunications and the Director of Bufete Abad, a law firm specialized in renewable energy since 1998.

Our Steps

2 virtual workshops where partners will cooperate to develop and test Blue Energy design and planning processes and  implement open innovation initiatives for blue energy deployment in the Mediterranean Area.

2 events reinforcing knowledge exchange to learn from good practices and experiences made during BLUE DEAL Labs and transform ideas into business opportunities.

4 participative events to apply the methodology implemented in the testing lab and develop innovative environment suitable for a real cooperation between SMEs, PAs, knowledge institutions and civil society.

9 Local conferences in each involved region in order to present and transfer project outputs to external organizations and to foster their replicability.

International Blue Energy contest for high schools and vocational training institutes In order to raise awareness and actively involve future generations in building a blue future.

Budget

2.84

M € ERDF

Budget

139

K € IPA

Partners

12

countries

Duration

32

months

Our Results

CITIZENS PERCEPTION

We develop a survey that was carried out in 9 sites in the Mediterranean basin involving about 200 people per site to find out the citizens' perception and attitude towards Blue Energy technologies. 

We celebrated our 1st Business Forum, a meeting point to transfer BLUE DEAL knowledge, tools and funding opportunities. More than 520 people of 18 countries attended.

METHODOLOGY

We developed an energy plan methodology to analyze the potential of a certain area to exploit marine resources with a combination of different technologies.

Open Innovation action has been designed through a supply-demand system using a new platform where interested companies will be able to participate and offer solutions to the BE challenges proposed.

We tested our methodology and demonstrated how to implement a successful planning process during the 2 BLUE DEAL Testing Labs (online) focusing on Malta and Durres. 

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