SAFER EAPA_196/2016

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Smart Atlantic Seafood Clusters

Call 2016
Priority 1. Stimulating innovation and competitiveness
Objective 1.1. Enhancing innovation capacity through corporation to foster competitiveness

Lead partner:

European Regions Network for the Application of Communications Technology
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ERDF funding 1.353.167,25 €
Total budget 1.804.223,00 €
Duration 2017-10-02 - 2020-09-30


The Safer project aims to improve the innovation performance of the seafood sector by increasing technology adoption and transnational cooperation giving response to the challenges faced by this sector identified with high-potential for the smart growth of the Atlantic regions participating in the project. The project will drive innovation with a view of expanding the results to 21 Atlantic regions which will benefit from the project’s experience in order to improve their innovation policies.
Specific sub-objectives of the project are:
(i) Create an innovation platform to sustain an effective transnational network of seafood clusters by putting in place the organisation, governance, innovation, services and tools that the network will need to effectively and sustainably drive innovation in a fast-moving network of SMEs and third level and Applied Research Centres distributed across the Atlantic Area;
(ii) Inspire technology adoption and collaboration within the seafood sector by using the innovation platform established to increase the level of collaboration and technology transfer. Living Lab pilots will be jointly implemented and evaluated in order to test the effectiveness of the platform;
(iii) Serve as empirical input for the Regional Innovation Smart Specialization Strategies (RIS3) of the Atlantic regions by evaluating project results and providing recommendations to be considered by the decision makers responsible of the RIS3 and other innovation strategies in these Atlantic regions.

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Partner Location
1 European Regions Network for the Application of Communications Technology Border, Midland and Western (IE)
2 Údarás na Gaeltachta Border, Midland and Western (IE)
3 Letterkenny Institute of Technology Border, Midland and Western (IE)
4 Gobierno Regional de Cantabria Cantabria (ES)
5 Conférence des Régions Périphériques Maritimes d'Europe Bretagne (FR)
6 Pole Mer Bretagne Atlantique Bretagne (FR)
7 Derry City and Strabane District Council Northern Ireland (UK)
8 Fórum Oceano – Associação da Economia do Mar Norte (PT)
9 Foodintech Lda Norte (PT)
10 Bord Iascaigh Mhara Border, Midland and Western (IE)
11 Memorial University of Newfoundland Newfoundland and Labrador (CA)
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