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

CHILDREN'S SKATE PARK IN KRK

We want to build a skatepark that has people coming from all over to skate/scoot and provides an inclusive and fun place for everyone to come and enjoy the activity. The project will create a safe and inclusive community space for youngsters. Click here to know more.

ADRIBATHIC BATH SALTS CAMPAIGN

AdriBatHic are bath salts made with local ingredient aromas with origin in 4 different flavours with a limited edition series of sea-fennel, a remarkable plant that is incredible to your skin. The campaing launched on KickStarter aim to reach €3,000. Discover more here.

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.

ISEA- LET'S STOP PLASTIC IN OUR SEAS!

With “iSea” the Association Terra Metelliana aims to protect the marine ecosystem by counteract marine littering, providing the community with an highly technological and innovative solution based on artificial intelligence and machine learning for tracking and controlling coastal waters and seaside, contributing to the economic development.  Click here to know more.

THE MAGIC BOX: SEA-LABORATORIES

The “Magic Box” project wishes to spread awareness about the important role played by the Sea in the Mediterranean lifestyle through the involvement of disabled children in activities related to fishing and farming, thus promoting accessibility and social inclusion, as well as sustainability and care for the sea environment. Click here to know more.

THE BLUE BUS: THE SEA AT THE CENTRE

The "Blue Bus" project foresees the involvement of the disable guests of the Oikos Multifunctional Centre in Torre del Greco, managed by the Cooperative ParteNeapolis, in activities aimed at promoting the Sea as the Centre of several experiences in the name of accessibility and social inclusion with an eye to sustainability and care for the environment. Click here to know more.

“SCAMPIA PER ILMARE” SEA-LABORATORIES

The "Scampia per il mare" project aims to include and integrate via sea care actions 50 at-risk children aged between 8 and 18 years, who will receive a great educational contribution thanks to the realisation of sea-activities aimed at taking care of the coastal environment. This campaign has been launched on produzionidalbasso. Click here to know more.

News

Parteneapolis has a virtual stand to reward Blue Crowdfunding campaign donors with Xmas gifts and raise funds

The campaign Scampia per il mare inspires new complementary environmental and social matching activities.

Banca Etica and Cooperative Parteneapolis join forces to boost the Bue Bus crowdfunding campaign.

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