Smart Clusters for Maritime Decarbonisation

Blue innovation and competitiveness
Blue innovation and competitiveness
Blue innovation and competitiveness
Total budget
Total budget
2,06 M€
ERDF funding
ERDF funding
1,55 M€
Lead Partner
Lead partner
Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique (Bretagne, FR)
31.12.2023 — 31.12.2026

SMARTDEC has a goal to create a network across the Atlantic Area in the maritime transport sector. The aim is to provide the necessary tools, knowledge, and structure to quickly tackle the challenge of reducing pollution from waterborne transportation in the Atlantic region. This collaborative effort involves key players from different regions in Ireland, France, Portugal, and Spain. These regions will be organized as hubs, and they'll work together with a quadruple helix approach.

Researchers and academics, policymakers, society, and industry (including clusters, small and medium-sized enterprises, and start-ups) will come up with common strategies for making maritime transport more environmentally friendly. While some global initiatives are working on this issue, there's still a gap in having a well-organized effort specifically in the Atlantic Area.

SMARTDEC aims to boost the innovation capacity of decarbonizing maritime transport by promoting the adoption of promising technological solutions that are currently available and validated to meet the needs of the industry.

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  • Universidade de Aveiro (Centro, PT)
  • Atlanpole (Pays de la Loire, FR)
  • Marine Institute (Northern and Western, IE)
  • Conférence des Régions Périphériques Maritimes d'Europe (Bretagne, FR)
  • Clúster Marítimo-Marino de Andalucía (Andalucía, ES)
  • Fórum Oceano - Associação da Economia do Mar (Norte, PT)
  • Fundación Puerto y Ría de Bilbao (País Vasco, ES)

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Associated partners:

  • Regional Council of Brittany (Bretagne, FR)
  • Regional Council of Pays de la Loire (Pays de la Loire, FR)
  • Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional de Lisboa e Vale do Tejo (Lisboa, PT)
  • Donegal County Council (Northern and Western, IE)
  • Surfrider Foundation Europe (Aquitaine, FR)
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