Croatia and Italy’s intensive cooperation under the EU strategic project InnovaMare has resulted in significant advancements in innovative marine technologies. Through a consolidated know-how sharing model, the effectiveness of these technologies has been enhanced, contributing to the sustainable Blue Economy.
The project’s final event took place at the Polytechnic of Šibenik, Croatia,on Friday, May 12, marking the culmination of nearly 3 years of collaborative activities.
The Conference, organized by the Croatian Chamber of Economy, aimed to engage stakeholders (authorities, universities, industry, and citizens) in a long-term strategy to boost the Adriatic Sea’s Blue Economy. It focused on leveraging the digital and green transition. The centrepiece of the event was the presentation of InnovaMare’s achievements, with a special focus on the newly created Digital Innovation Hub (DIH). The DIH will foster the development of innovative marine technologies to combat Adriatic pollution.
The conference includeed speeches from key stakeholders and a panel discussion – introduced by video demonstrations of DIH InnovaMare – on the innovation ecosystem for the blue economy. Students who attended the InnovaMare Academy received certificates for participating. The ceremony followed practical demonstrations of technological innovations and visits to the Living Lab Adriatic Sea pilot sites.