THE PROJECT AT A GLANCE

Duration

32

months

Budget

2.4

M€

Consortium

 members

4 clusters, 3 CF experts, 2 academia & 4 regions

Countries

Greece

Spain

Italy

Others

The project in brief

Blue economy innovation in Mediterranean could be significantly improved, if more investment funds would be available.

One possible solution is use of crowdfunding (CF), but knowledge and capacities for CF are still low in MED area if compared to North EU. Project general objective is to improve innovation capacities in blue growth sector by mainstreaming use of crowdfunding.

Project ambition is to trigger change from using public funds for innovation to use crowdfunding and crowdsourcing to fund, test and validate innovative blue economy products and services. Consequently blue-economy SMEs will get better access to funding and will be able to deliver better and more innovative solutions.

The project will address the following blue economy sectors: blue energy, maritime safety, maritime transport, maritime tourism, fisheries and aquaculture.

LIST OF DELIVERABLES

TOOLKIT FOR BLUE ECONOMY ALTERNATIVE FINANCING

focus

What is Crowdfunding ?

Crowdfunding is defined as the collecting of resources (funds, money, tangible goods, time) from the population at large through an Internet platform. In return for their contributions, the crowd can receive a number of tangibles or intangibles, which depend on the type of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding involves three participants: the crowd (or contributors); a crowdfunding platform; and the crowdfunding campaign creator.

-"Understanding Crowdfunding and its Regulations", G. A. Gabison 2015, p.10-

ON GOING BLUE CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGNS

MARE CIRCOLARE CAMPAIGN

The local government of Marche Region has launched a Civic Crowdfunding campaign to eliminate polluting elements such as plastics from its seas to improve the ocean's health. The campaign is available on produzionidalbasso.

GOOD FOR GOOD ACTIVE BIKINI

A multitasking bikini set that answers the demands of a modern active lifestyle and the need for a more sustainable approach to manufacturing fashion. Click here to see the campaign available on Kickstarter.

THE ECO-CORRIDOR AT GALLIKOS DELTA

Echedorou Physis it's a civil non-profit company that manages to raise € 30,000 through the campaign launched on Goteo, in order to help restoring the 3.5 km path that connects Galikos Delta. Discover more here.

SUPPORT THE SHELTER FOR WILDLIFE

Wildlife Action is the only association in the Central Macedonia that deals with the care of wild animals, especially seabirds. The aim of the campaign is to reach € 30,000 through Goteo platform. Discover more here.

News

The GOOD FOR GOOD Active, it is a multitasking bikini set that answers the demands of a modern active lifestyle and the need for a more sustainable approach to manufacturing fashion.

“Drasi gia tin Agria Zoi” (Action for Wildlife) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of wild animals. Their goal is to take care of injured animals that arrive at...

Echedorou Physis, a civil non-profit company, manages to raise € 30,000 through the campaign launched on Goteo, in order to help restoring the 3.5 km path that connects Gallikos Delta

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