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Corsica Channel/Strait of Bonifacio - A cross-border project for blue and green growth

Published the 8 June 2017

On 17th January 2017 the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ajaccio and South Corse has presented the project "Accélérateur Transfrontalier de Start Ups – MARITTIMOTECH" funded by the cross borser cooperation program INTERREG VA Italy-France Maritime 2014-2020. The actors involved in the partnership are the General Confederation of Small and Medium Enterprises (Corsica Region), the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Var (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region), the Chamber of Commerce of Maremma and Tirreno (Tuscany Region), the University of Genoa (Liguria Region), the Agency of the Chamber of Commerce of Sassari – Promocamera and the Industrial Consortium of the province of Sassari (Sardinia Region). The project aims to increase the enterprises’ competitiveness on blue and green sectors through the development, the test and the capitalization of a cross-border accelerator.

The strategic sectors of the project

The regions involved in MARITTIMOTECH share four economic field representing an opportunity to boost their economies affected by the crises and to reach the objectives of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth: marine sector, sustainable tourism, biotechnologies, blue and green renewable energies. The development and the pursuit of the excellence by these actors represent the stepping stone for creative, innovative youth enterprises with an economic and geographic potential and ambition.

The accompanying services for 45 Start-ups

MARITTIMOTECH will offer to the selected Start-ups (target: 45 start-up by the end of 2018) an accompanying course of 4 months including: individual support and open workshops; mentoring; access to funding. The accelerator will be physical (on each project region) and virtual (via a cooperation platform French-Italian). It will be an innovation laboratory for the actors involved in the project who will cooperate and share new markets and technological solutions.


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