According to the Activity C.4 project partners Area Science Park, Croatian Chamber of Economy and Technology Park Ljubljana created the Bluebook (extended version).

Advancing a greener Blue economy is key to achieving the EU’s ambitious goal of becoming climate neutral by 2050. In this respect, research and innovation actors and investors have a crucial role to play in the transformation needed to achieve the Green Deal goals.

By working together in a networked innovation community, quadruple-helix innovation actors can seize this opportunity and shape a future where innovation and sustainability thrive hand in hand to foster innovation and cooperation and the sustainable use of blue resources in the Adriatic-Ionian macro-region.

Bluebook (extended version) presents the main outputs developed within the BLUEAIR project, which could have a transformative potential to address the global challenges of the Blue Economy in the Adriatic-Ionian Macro-Region.

Through the establishment of an Innovation Strategy, the BLUEAIR project contributes to the improvement of administrative capacities, innovation capacity and development of the Blue Economy for the participating territories as well as for the whole Adriatic-Ionian area.

The interested reader can find the Innovation Strategy Roadmap and the Action Plan for the period up to 2027, which will bridge the gap between vision and implementation, promoting meaningful and sustainable results for our planet and future generations.

These strategic documents are complemented by two relevant tools: the Pilot Entrepreneurial Discovery Process for Blue Growth and the Technology Foresight, which have been tested to support regional and national administrations in identifying new attractive activities and innovations and gaining insights into the future of Blue Economy sectors.

Finally, Bluebook also provides a comprehensive guide to understanding the role of quadruple helix innovation actors in shaping the future of the Blue Economy in the Adriatic-Ionian region. In this respect, the BLUEAIR Innovation Community takes center stage, acting as an open platform that invites existing frameworks and initiatives, as well as new stakeholders (both organizations and individuals representing government, research and education, business and civil society) from the macro-region and beyond, to collaborate and advance the Blue economy, leveraging the work already done, pooling existing resources and avoiding duplication of efforts.

The Bluebook is available at the following link

The BLUEAIR project is financed under the Interreg ADRION program, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the IPA II Fund.