Atlantic cluster for the technology and economic innovation in nautical sector

Call 2016
Priority 4. Enhancing biodiversity and the natural and cultural assets
Objective 4.2. Enhancing natural and cultural assets to stimulate economic development

Lead partner:

Région Bretagne
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ERDF funding 2.236.104,51 €
Total budget 2.981.472,68 €
Duration 2017-05-31 - 2020-11-30


The nautical industry offers a significant potential for job creation and is a vector for economic development and wealth for the Atlantic Area territories. The marine leisure industry is worth EUR 8.9Bn and employs 85,000 people across the Atlantic Area.
The CAPITEN project has 2 goals:
- to promote economic development and jobs by enhancing the local natural and cultural heritage;
- to create an industry cluster to organise its concerted development and promote the emergence of innovative products and services, bolstering the attractiveness of the destination resorts and well-being of the local residents, as well as attracting a new tourist clientele.
CAPITEN aims to organise the sector on 3 interdependent and complementary hubs of excellence that form a virtuous circle: i) tourism, water sports and coastal activities, ii) industry, services, trade, iii) sailing and ports.
After a study on the ground among professionals of the sector, partners proposed a concrete actions' plan to increase the attractiveness of the Atlantic regions and draw new customers.
This cluster will strengthen cooperation between the Atlantic regions towards a common service offer enhancing the blue growth in this area.

Partner Location
1 Région Bretagne Bretagne (FR)
2 Donegal County Council Border, Midland and Western (IE)
3 Limerick City and County Council Southern and Eastern (IE)
4 Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Northern Ireland (UK)
5 University of the Highlands and Islands Highlands and Islands (UK)
6 Conseil départemental de La Manche Basse Normandie (FR)
7 Finistère 360° Bretagne (FR)
8 Nautisme en Bretagne Bretagne (FR)
9 Région des Pays de La Loire Pays-de-la-Loire (FR)
10 Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de La Rochelle Poitou-Charentes (FR)
12 Ente Publico Portos de Galicia Galicia (ES)
14 Asociacion Galega de Actividades Nauticas Galicia (ES)
15 Centro Technologico de ciencias Marinas Islas Canarias (ES)
16 AD ELO - Associação de Desenvolvimento Local da Bairrada e Mondego Centro (PT)
17 Comunidade Intermunicipal do Alto Minho Norte (PT)
18 Associação Comercial e Industrial do Funchal – Câmara de Comércio e Indústria da Madeira Madeira (PT)
19 Cornwall Marine Network Cornwall and Isles of Scilly (UK)
20 Conseil départemental du Finistère Bretagne (FR)
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