Blue Growth

Acting for a bluer MED

The Interreg MED Programme supports projects in the Blue Economy allowing improved collaboration between organisations coming from civil society, research bodies and training structures, public authorities, economic operators (the quadruple helix players). In short: the Programme seeks to reinforce the joint work between clusters and networks across Mediterranean countries, trying to create innovative solutions to unlock the potential of a healthy and productive sea.

What topics for innovation in Blue Growth?
Types of actions

The development of transnational clusters and networks, development of models and tools, transfer of knowledge, as well as awareness-raising and capitalisation activities. 

Key target groups

SMEs, economic operators and structures accompanying them, public authorities and research structures.

What results does the Programme target for 2014-2020*?
  • 44 operational instruments to favour innovation of SMEs
  • 35 enterprises receiving grants
  • 4000 enterprises receiving non-financial support
  • 10 transnational innovation clusters supported

*shared with Green Growth and Social and Creative thematics