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InnovaMare project will jointly develop and establish an innovation ecosystem model in the area of underwater robotics and sensors for purposes of monitoring and surveillance sector with a mission-oriented on the sustainability of the Adriatic Sea.

The main purpose of InnovaMare the project is to bring cross-border collaboration between science and private sector on a higher level and to facilitate the involvement of SMEs in international networks for research as a way of adding value to SMEs in area of internationalization and technology transfer having in mind all inputs from all stakeholders involved within the project.

InnovaMare strategic project will tackle one of the main change - increasing the effectiveness of the innovation activities in the relevant fields of the blue economy - by enhancing the transfer of knowledge within the cooperation area between the enterprises, R&D centers, higher education and the public sector through education and capacity building programs for different stakeholder.

InnovaMARE foresees the construction of a prototype ROV, a remotely controlled underwater vehicle, which will be developed by CNR of Genoa in collaboration with the University of Zagreb. OGS will be responsible for the installation of an automatic nutrient analyzer on the ROV for the measurement of these substances in sea water. 

The project is coordinated by the lead applicant, the Croatian Chamber of Economy – Sector for Industrial Development and Innovation System (Croatia), and implemented together with the following partners:

  1. Regional Union of the Chambers of Commerce of Veneto Region (Italy)
  2. University of Trieste (Italy) -
  3. ARTI - Regional Agency for Technology and Innovation (Italy)
  4. National Research Council - Institute of Marine Sciences (Italy) – CRN ISMAR
  5. Mare Fvg - Maritime Technology Cluster FVG (Italy)
  6. Communication Technology Srl (Italy)
  7. National Institute Of Oceanography And Applied Geophysics (Italy)
  8. Ruđer Bošković Institute (Croatia)
  9. Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing – University Of Zagreb (Croatia)
  10. University of Dubrovnik (Croatia)
  11. University of Rijeka (Croatia)
  12. Geomar  (Croatia)
  13. Šibenik Knin County (Croatia)

InnovaMare has a duration of 30 months, from 01/07/2020 to 31/12/2022, with a total budget of 5,6 milions euro.

The project is part of the Interreg Italy – Croatia CBC Programme, the European Union financial instrument supporting the cooperation among the two European Members States territories overlooking the Adriatic sea. With 236,8 M € of total budget, the Programme enables regional and local stakeholders to exchange knowledge and experiences, to develop and implement pilot action products and services, to support investments by creation of new business models, to test the feasibility of new policies, having as the final aim the improvement of the life quality and conditions of more than 12,4 M citizens living in the Area.

The project InnovaMare as a part of Interreg Italy-Croatia is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

More info on the Interreg Italy-Croatia Programme:

July, 2020 to December, 2022
Interreg Italy – Croatia CBC Programme