As part of the Innovamare project, where University of Dubrovnik – LARIAT is a project partner, the InnovaMare Digital Innovation Hub was established with the Founding Assembly held in Šibenik on the 15th of February 2023.
The InnovaMare Digital Innovation Hub was established as the center for the development of innovative marine technologies for the transformation of the blue economy as a result of the implementation of the strategic project InnovaMare, financed from the Interreg Italy-Croatia cross-border program, worth 5.6 million EUR. The vision of DIH InnovaMare is to become a central place for technology transfer, strengthening cooperation and connecting stakeholders on a cross-border and transnational level from the public, private and scientific research sectors.
The goal of DIH is the development of innovative marine technologies that are key in the digital and green transformation of the blue economy. The establishment of DIH InnovaMare is supported by 16 organizations from Italy and Croatia, which signed the Agreement on further cooperation on the development of the Innovamare innovation ecosystem, as well as on the establishment of DIH Innovamare, which is a unique example of sustainability and cooperation at the cross-border level.
The founders of DIH InnovaMare are the Croatian Chamber of Economy, Šibenik-Knin County, the Ruđer Bošković Institute and the University of Zadar.
The agreement on the establishment of DIH Innovamare was signed by 16 institutions from Croatia and Italy: Croatian Chamber of Economy, Šibenik-Knin County, Ruđer Bošković Institute, ARTI – Apulia Region Technology and Innovation Agency, National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics – OGS, University of Dubrovnik, University of Trieste, University of Rijeka, Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Marine Science (CNR-ISMAR), Marine Technology Cluster Mare FVG, Regional Union of Chambers of Commerce of the Veneto Region, Communication Technology S.R.L., Geomar d.o.o., University of Zadar, Development and innovation center AluTech and Development Agency of Zadar County Zadra nova.