BLUE DEAL “Blue Energy Deployment Alliance” is a European project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) based on the capitalisation of Blue Energy (BE). The project aims to increase transnational activities of innovative clusters and networks of the BE sector, develop links and synergies among SMEs, public authorities, knowledge institutions and civil society, and establish transnational and regional Blue Deal Alliances.
The BLUE DEAL project will create a favourable environment for BE investments and for developing sustainable actions in the Mediterranean economy. With a Budget of 2.8 M€ and 32 months of work ahead, BLUE DEAL integrates 13 partners from 7 countries and 9 different regions around the Mediterranean.
U-Space is partner of the BLUE DEAL project and will participate in 6 Blue Deal Labs in 5 countries, being in charge of the participative planning process with local stakeholders, carrying out Blue Energy planning mapping exercises, and collaborating in the development of a webGIS portal.
The first “Transferring Lab“, organised in collaboration with the Region of Crete, consisted in a series of on-line, participatory workshops aimed at presenting the current situation of Marine Renewables, the possibilities of their implementation in Crete, the different types of devices and technologies, and the challenges to overcome.