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European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency

Cluster ACT

Aggregation and Collaboration Tools to support clusters' networking in the maritime sector


Cluster ACT aims at enhancing innovation and business development in the Mediterranean region through maritime clusters' networking and collaboration with private investors.  The project's actions focus on nautical, cruising and port activities, 3 sub-sectors strongly linked to tourism in all 5 countries represented.

Clusters, research organizations and associations of private investors active in the maritime field are brought together with a view to driving competitiveness through innovation and collaboration, to exchanging competences for mutual benefit and exploiting private investment opportunities to support innovation in particular in bordering areas with strong potential.   

As a concrete achievement, the project developed a Cluster ACT Academy that offers a diversified set of webinars designed for investors and for small and medium-sized enterprises. Those initiatives aim at providing key information that can be enabler for success and lead to concrete opportunities for growth.

Click here to discover the full programme!

Informative documents have also been produced in the framework of the project, such as the ‘Report on the analysis of current maritime innovation scenarios’, focusing on innovation trends, business development, and disruptive technologies in key sectors of the maritime economy; and ‘Tailored Guidelines for setting up the networking mechanism’ among SMEs, big corporate companies, research actors and investors.

Cluster ACT’s actions will lead to an improved technology and research uptake by the market, an innovated business model and increased investment in maritime economic activities.

Have a look at this video to find out more on the project partners and their motivation to develop this innovative approach.   


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Italian Business Angels Association (Italy) (IBAN)

Maritime Cluster of Andalusia (Spain) (CMMA)

Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece) (CERTH)

International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (Croatia) (SDEWES)

Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (Egypt) (AASTMT)