In order to reach their full potential, maritime and water economic activities need synergies, innovation and the sustainability principles in practice. This approach, combined with a long-term focus, would enable them to respond effectively to the current social and environmental challenges. The engagement of local communities and administration, as well as adequate support from local, national, and international policy will also be crucial to this progress.
Within this framework, the Blue Growth marine challenge competition is looking for original innovative business ideas for products and services in the following categories:
- Information & Communication Technologies
- Environmental Protection & Energy Conservation
- Sustainable Maritime Tourism
- Water use
- Shipping & Logistics