Leading blue economy innovation ecosystem players 

to share their knowledge and build capacity and investment opportunities 

in two subsectors: aquaculture and fisheries, 

and renewable marine energy and decarbonisation, 

for a sustainable future.

I3-4-BLUE GROWTH aims to build capacities of less-developed European regions to build and reinforce the capabilities of blue economy ecosystems in the identification of interregional innovation and investment projects, for the development of a sustainable and smart green and blue economy. 

The core focus will be on two core value chains with potential for innovation and growth, in particular: sustainable seafood, aquaculture and valorization of blue resources (value chain #1), and maritime renewable energy and decarbonization of the maritime sector (value chain #2). Identification and mapping of opportunities for innovative, sustainable and deeptech investments across those sectors will be at the core of the project activities.

I3-4-BLUE-GROWTH will promote regional capacity building in six less developed regions from four countries (Azores, Center and North – Portugal; Andalusia – Spain, Pomorskie – Poland, and Croatia – HR), situated in four different macro-regions (Atlantic, Baltic, Mediterranean, and Adriatic), while exploring synergies and opportunities of collaboration with leading blue economy clusters across Europe.



Submitted Deliverables:
Deliberables 3.85%

News and Events

Kick-off Meeting

Learn more about I3-4 BLUE GROWTH's kick off meeting, which happened in the Azores, Portugal, in January 2024.

Project Partners

Learn more about the ten members of the consortium, spanning eight European countries.

I3-4-BLUE-GROWTH: Unlocking the potential of Sustainable Blue Economy

Project Duration: 2 years | December 2023 – December 2025

Contact person: Mariana Paupério | project@bluebioalliance.pt 

The I3-4-BLUE GROWTH project is funded by the European Union under the Project Number 101133055.