BLUE BIO MED contributes to the specific objective 4.1 that aims at supporting the process of strengthening and developing multilateral coordination frameworks in the Mediterranean for joint responses to common challenges, with specific reference to the innovation policies for Mediterranean blue bioeconomy. This is done by bridging the transnational governance realities with the regional and territorial dimension, using the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the common reference grid.

Time to say goodbye

After 2 years of intense and fruitful collaboration to support better governance of innovation policies by bridging the transnational governance frameworks active in the Mediterranean area with regional and national policymaking, it is now time to draw some conclusions and prepare for the future.

BLUE BIO MED has been an extremely rich and inspiring journey involving a wide range of Mediterranean Blue Bioeconomy stakeholders, beyond the project's core partnership. It has culminated with the launch of the Mediterranean Innovation Alliance for Sustainable Blue Bioeconomy (MedIA-SBB). Indeed, the adventure does not stop there. BLUE BIO MED's spirit will continue to inspire actions and initiatives through the Alliance. 

Check out our video on BLUE BIO MED's Blue Bioeconomy Innovation Forum organised in Ferrara (Italy) on 18-19 November 2021, where a series of key stakeholders expressed their interest in the Mediterranean Innovation Alliance for Sustainable Blue Bioeconomy (MedIA-SBB)


Blue bioeconomy innovation Country reports

The BLUE BIO MED team produced a report about territorial innovation trends and priorities as described in the RIS3 (Research and innovation strategy for smart specialisation) of MED regions and countries. For each mapped territory, a country report or regional report was developed. 
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Technology and market forecast 

This report highlights the technology and market future trends for the different sectors pertaining the blue bioeconomy and their linkages with the Sustainable Development Goals. The report studies 3 sectors: Fishery & Aquaculture, Blue Biotechnology, and Blue Sustainable Development. 
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Blue Bio Med Call to Action 

We CALL for public authorities, research organisations, higher and technical education institutions, business, innovators, civil society and all the bridging organisations in the Mediterranean innovation ecosystems committed to accelerate the transition towards sustainable development to join forces! 
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Policy Experiments 

A true pillar of BLUE BIO MED, policy experiments consist of multi-actor workshops where quadruple helix stakeholders work together in identifying potential activities to tackle sustainable development challenges. Because these stakeholders operate in different MED regions and countries, the workshops intend to promote collaboration across levels of government, and transnationally. Our 4 policy experiments were led by ART-ER, CREDA, IFAPA, and NCSRD. A summary report of the policy experiments has been produced as a well as a governance model on how to channel multistakeholder efforts to address blue bioeconomy sustainability transitions in the Mediterranean through multi-stakeholder collaboration on innovation.
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Mediterranean Innovation Alliance for Sustainable Blue Bioeconomy (MedIA-SBB)

The Mediterranean Innovation Alliance for Sustainable Blue Bioeconomy (MedIA-SBB) is a coalition of organisations and a community of people inspired by the transformative wave raised by the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is meant as a tool targeting quadruple helix stakeholders to improve opportunities for networking, exchanges of experiences, cooperation, advocacy and increasing visibility.


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Mediterranean Innovation Alliance For Sustainable Blue Bioeconomy online last co-design Workshop 
On 21 July 2022, BLUE BIO MED organised its last co-design workshop and explored the main topics that the Mediterranean Innovation Alliance for Sustainable Blue Bioeconomy is going to focus on in the next couple of years, connecting and building upon the work of existing working groups. The thematic areas that were explored are: Sustainable aquaculture, Blue Biotechnology as a tool for transitioning to sustainable blue bioeconomy, and Digitalisation of the blue bioeconomy. 
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Blue Innovation Forum. Fostering Alliances in the Mediterranean and Atlantic for Blue Economy
For its Final Conference, BLUE BIO MED organised a Blue Innovation Forum in Cádiz, Spain, on 14-15 September 2022, together with the Atlazul project. The event brought together over 100 Atlantic and Mediterranean stakeholders (both physically and remotely) and aimed at fostering alliances for the blue economy. It was organised as part of the “European Maritime Days in my country” initiative, led by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE).
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First Blue wave week - Innovation in Sustainable Blue Economy for a Macro Regional Strategy in the Adriatic-Ionian region
Area Science Park, partner of the BLUE BIO MED project, participated in the "Sustainable use of marine and maritime resources in our Seas” conference, organised on 7-9 June in Budva, Montenegro. Co-organized by the BLUEfasma project, funded by the Interreg MED programe, and BLUEAIR and SHIPMENTT Plus projects, funded by the Interreg ADRION programme, the conference aimed to shed some light on the development of blue economy with particular linkage to Smart Specialisation Strategy, circular economy in the blue sectors, potentials offered by fishing and aquaculture, innovation and technology transfer opportunities, intellectual property rights, the role of educational institutions and other maritime affairs. In the session dedicated to the BLUEAIR project focusing on innovation cooperation in sustainable blue economy in European sea basin and macro regional strategies, BLUE BIO MED's lead partner (ART-ER), which was among the speakers, presented the MedIA-SBB and its co-design process.

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Blue Growth Community’s 3rd Annual Assembly/Advisory Board meeting and IPA countries’ feedback and perspectives on blue economy
The Transfer event “IPA COUNTRIES’ FEEDBACK AND PERSPECTIVES ON BLUE ECONOMY” aimed to share experience coming from the EU and IPA involvement in Interreg MED projects to IPA countries, in order to raise awareness and reinforce their contribution to the New Interreg Euro-MED Programme. 
Results from Projects and regional practices, as well as exchange of views, were the base line for this event, which also sought to contribute with concrete experiences to the argumentation that IPA regions and key stakeholders can play a key role in the sustainable blue economy sector.

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Blue Growth Community’s Final Conference
The Blue Growth Community Project invited all its members to celebrate the Community’s cooperation achievements that allowed the transferability of good practices for a sustainable blue economy on 29-30 September in Lisbon. During the conference, the Blue Growth Community Project's main capitalisation achievements were presented. It was also an occasion to further look to future cooperation opportunities for the new EURO-MED Programme, starting from future recommendations, based on the lessons learned.

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