The PELAGOS project be part of the Interreg MED 2014-2020 programme and the main objective of this programme is to promote sustainable growth in the Mediterranean area by fostering innovative concepts and practices and a reasonable use of resources and by supporting social integration through an integrated and territorially based cooperation approach. This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
Interreg MED: PELAGOS aims to increase the innovation capacities and cooperation of Blue Energy (BE) actors in Mediterranean through promoting a transnational cluster, bringing them together in order to develop a shared understanding of the challenges and collectively devise workable solutions. PELAGOS will establish a Cluster in Blue Energy that will promote novel technologies and provide a mix of support activities to beneficiaries such as technology providers, enterprises, financial operators, authorities, NGOs end citizens.
The project will enhance internationalization of the Cluster members through a range of activities that will jointly identify opportunities of Blue Energy in Mediterranean insular and coastal regions.
This will be achieved through fine-tuning of existing know-how, development of skills, identification of common business opportunities and facilitation of growth by bridging providers and users in targeted maritime industries. The development of this emerging sector can become an important part of the blue economy, fuelling economic growth in coastal regions and create new, high-quality jobs.