News

12.12.2019, Brussels

EMPORIA4KT International Bootcamp to boost innovation in the Atlantic Area

Experts will gather to evaluate the main transnational needs and opportunities in specific areas of Blue Economy

The EMPORIA4KT International Bootcamp “Blue Economy in the Atlantic Area - the role of Academia, Industry and Policy Stakeholders for fostering innovation in the Atlantic Area” will take place on 12 December in Brussels, Belgium. This event aims to bring together expert stakeholders to evaluate the main needs and opportunities in specific areas of Blue Economy.

The International Bootcamp was preceded by national bootcamps held in each of the aforementioned countries, where experts discussed the Blue Economy in their respective regions. Twenty of these experts, alongside EU representatives, will now meet in Brussels to exchange their ideas in relation to the Atlantic Area as a whole.

The Blue Economy represents all economic activities related to oceans, seas and coastal areas and includes industries such as fishing, shipbuilding, tourism and ocean energy. This growing sector is hugely important to Europe, and currently provides jobs for nearly 3.5 million people.  However, investments in innovation are needed to create new business opportunities and foster sustainable management of ocean and sea resources.

EMPORIA4KT is an Interreg Atlantic Area project working to forge links between the triple helix players of academia, business and government, to foster innovation and competitiveness in support of the Blue Economy in the Atlantic Area. This Bootcamp is one of the project’s tailored activities to support these aims. The project is coordinated by Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia and gathers 14 partners from 5 countries with an overall budget of approximately €2.2 million, from 2019 to 2022.

For further information please Rebecca Doyle at Rebecca@aquatt.ie (Communications and Press Officer) or António Grilo at emporia4kt@campus.fct.unl.pt (Project Coordinator).

Published on: 2019-12-10


Youtube channel for the Atlantic Area projects' videos

05.04.2020

If you have a video you would like to add to this collection, please let us know!

Enhancing Blue growth in the Atlantic Area with FANBEST

03.04.2020

The project is launching its first tool, the “Stock Market”

DURABLE project foros on Robotic & Aeronautic Technology for solar & wind Operation & Management

29.03.2020

In April, join a virtual meeting to know the latest technologies to increase your productivity

‘This is Europe’: a podcasts about Interreg to celebrate 30 years of cooperation

02.04.2020

The first podcast brings stories of Europeans whose lives are “greener” thanks to cooperation across borders

European Week of Regions and Cities 2020

12-15.10.2020, Brussels

Be part of this annual event dedicated to cohesion policy by showcasing the Interreg best practices

RegioStars Awards 2020

09.03.2020, Brussels

This annual competition awards the best EU Cohesion policy projects. Interreg Atlantic Area projects are invited to apply until 9 May 2020

Celebrating 30 years of Interreg!

03.03.2020, Europe

In 2020 Interreg programmes will celebrate (more than ever) the cooperation achievements

Cork is hosting the next European Maritime Day 2020

14-15.05.2020, Cork

The maritime community will be gathered for two days to network and foster synergies

Information on Brexit to UK project partners

28.01.2020

Announcement from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, UK Government

BLUE-GIFT opens 2nd call for applications for ocean energy demonstration

27.01.2020

Successful applicants will be able to test their ocean energy technologies in real-sea conditions