MedCluster Study

Project Service:

Studies & Policy Advice

Service duration: October 2013 – July 2014
In close cooperation with its consortium partners, s.Pro has been responsible for:
  • Setting up a database of existing clusters in the field of maritime economy in the Adriatic-Ionian sub-sea basin
  • Assessing each identified cluster in brief (Phase A) and in more detail (Phase B)
  • Producing a background paper on the typology of the mapped clusters in the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas as a whole
  • Preparing and implementing a focus group in the Adriatic-Ionian sub-sea basin
  • Elaborating a case study on maritime clusters from the Adriatic-Ionian sub-sea basin
  • Contributing to the preparation and implementation of a governance focus group
  • Contributing to the preparation and implementation of a two-day workshop aiming at the dissemination of the study results
  • Contributing to deriving policy recommendations from the study for the development of maritime clusters in the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas

Watch a video with impressions from focus group meetings with key maritime stakeholders in the region below.

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October 2013 – July 2014
Under a Service Framework Contract with the EU Commission / DG MARE, s.Pro as part of the ECORYS/s.Pro/MRAG consortium has developed the study “Support activities for the development of maritime clusters in the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas”.

Based on the updated analysis of the growth potential of the European maritime economy, Blue Growth opportunities have been identified in sea basins including the Mediterranean and Black Sea.

The purpose of this project has been to address the specific need for more targeted work on the development of maritime clusters in the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas. Maritime Clusters can play an important role in creating synergies along maritime supply and value chains, in bringing about innovations, opening new markets and in creating new job opportunities.

With this project, s.Pro and its partners have provided a clear picture of maritime clusters in the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas in terms of patterns (public or private driven, market outreach, value-chains, geography of business relations), quality and quantity of partners (size of the companies, public and private entities), performances (indicators) and sectors. Within the overall study s.Pro has been in particular responsible for the Adriatic-Ionian sub-sea basin.