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A transnational innovation program to promote a more sustainable Mediterranean maritime economy
Biotechnology Sustainable Development Oceans
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4helix projet européen
Stimulate sustainable growth and creative innovation in the Mediterranean maritime economy by supporting and financing projects where small businesses and startup work with innovation experts
February 2018
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The 4helix+ project aims to stimulate the emergence of creative and innovative projects in the Mediterranean “blue” economy, the sustainable maritime economy. The Marseille-Provence Chamber of Commerce (CCIMP) is the regional partner of 4helix+ in France. For the Région Sud, the CCIMP has identified 4 specific sectors: naval repair and construction, maritime transport including coastal transport and tourism), marine biotechnologies and renewable marine energies.

The project, which is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), offers support and funding to small businesses and start-ups whose activity is related to the maritime economy, and who wish to improve their competitiveness in a sustainable and responsible way through the sharing of knowledge and open innovation.

The maritime economy clusters within eight Mediterranean maritime regions are involved in 4helix+: Zadar County (Croatie), Marche (Italy), Central Macedonia (Greece), Andalucia (Spain), Catalonia (Spain), Provence-Alpes-Cote-d'Azur (France), Albania (Albania), Lisbon Region (Portugal). The project aims to promote transnational transfers of methods, tools and expertise.

A total of 480,000€ in innovation vouchers will be awarded to at least 48 companies. They will use the vouchers to implement their creative innovation projects with the guidance of Knowledge Providers (KPs) that they will selecte from a transnational list, who are either from the Cultural and Creative Industries or “new innovation agents” (fablabs, makerspaces, etc.).

The CCIMP will choose a maximum of 6 tandems (company and KP) to receive innovation vouchers. thecamp is assisting and accompanying the (CCIMP) as a local innovation expert during the program.

We need you!

We’re looking for experts in the cultural and creative industries and “new innovation agents” in Provence / Région Sud who want to provide their expertise.

Those selected will benefit from up to 10,000€ financial contribution value.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2019.

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