MISTRAL Blue Growth Book, one of the most important deliverables of the project is now ready and open to the public!

The report aims to assess challenges and opportunities within the Blue Growth sector looking at innovation driven actions in order to deliver the highest impact; thus open opportunities for stakeholders. The report not only looks at the well-established sectors in the recent years, but also at those emerging sectors considered to be promising in the future in terms of innovation capacity and potential of investment. 

An  integrated and systemic approach is necessary for the economic growth and innovation exploitation in the BG as part of a process that comprises and involves different attributes and frameworks that may not always be aligned. In this context, an overall benchmark analysis is performed at MED scale and key indicators are taken into account in order to find the drivers for exploitations, the so-called Innovation Potentials. The identification of characteristics and assets of each sector will highlight the implementation scenario (enabler factors) for each innovation potential, as a prerequisite to concentrating clusters, investors and resources around an accomplishment-oriented vision of their exploitation.

The report will set the basis for a step forward on Mediterranean growth and for a more sustainable use of sea resources. The Blue Growth scenario at the Mediterranean level is here described by looking at the most expanding sectors in the recent years and to those emerging sectors considered to be the more promising in the future i.e. Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) - Fishing & Aquaculture (F&A) - Maritime Surveillance (MS) – Blue Biotechnologies (BB) – Coastal and Maritime Tourism (C&MT). After a general overview of Blue Growth size and trends around the Mediterranean Sea, an in-depth descriptive analysis with an assessment of the current status and opportunities is provided by sector as a whole result of data integration on Albania, Cyprus, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal (Countries part of the MISTRAL Interreg MED project). 

MISTRAL Blue Growth Book


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