Priority Axis 1 - Innovative and smart region

Overview

Overview

Project Summary

The maritime industry has always been a key economic sector in Adriatic Ionian Region, providing thousands of high skilled jobs and opportunities for SMEs and larger enterprises such as shipyards.
These days the shipbuilding industry in Europe faces fierce competition coming mainly from Turkey, S. Korea and China, where shipbuilding capacity has grown exponentially. Ship construction has also been deeply affected by the lack of effective trade rules at global level and the absence of investment initiatives. The collapse in demand since 2008 had a severe impact on employment in this sector as well.
NEORION aims at establishing a transnational Cluster in the Adriatic-Ionian on Green Shipbuilding that will accelerate both the cooperation of key actors & innovation in the industry. NEORION is expected to reinforce the traditional shipbuilding sector through coordinated efforts that will facilitate the exploitation of innovative technologies and technology transfer between new complementary markets such as new materials & specialized vessels.
As main outputs, the project aims at enhancing the innovation capacity of the sector, creating a sustainable shipbuilding ADRION cluster, developing tools to favor the cooperation of SMEs with research institutions and provide action plans to both foster economic growth of the sector and benefit the regional business ecosystem, through actions targeted to and initiated by representatives of the Quadruple Helix.
NEORION aims at exploiting joint assets of the participating countries to eventually create a transnational innovation system for Green Shipbuilding. We argue that since Shipbuilding constitutes a major sector of EU’s Blue Growth Strategy, transnational cooperation is needed to boost the performance & accelerate the EU market towards new & innovative ones. Expected impact is the creation of an ADRION Cluster that will maximize growth potential, synergies & the diversification of the Shipbuilding market.

INFORMATION

Call

ADRION - FIRST CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Project Acronym

NEORION

Project Number

751

Programme Priority

1) Innovative and smart region

Specific objective

Support the development of a regional innovation system for the Adriatic-Ionian area

Start – End Date

2018-01-01 – 2019-12-31

Total budget

EUR 1,176,925.00

EU contribution:
ERDF budget

EUR 1,000,386.25

IPAII budget

EUR 0.00

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Project partnership

Lead partner       Project partner

LEAD PARTNER

University of the Aegean – Research Unit
Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport

Address
Lofos Panepistimiou, | 81132 – Mytilini
ΕΛΛΑΔΑ (ELLADA)
Contact person
Mr. Nikitas Nikitakos, nnik@aegean.gr

PROJECT PARTNERS

Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna
Department of Industrial Engineering

Address
Via Zamboni, 33 | 40126 – Bologna
ITALIA
Contact person
Mr. Alfredo Liverani, alfredo.liverani@unibo.it

Brodarski institute Ltd
Maritime Technology Department

Address
Ave. V. Holjevca, 20 | 10020 – Zagreb
HRVATSKA
Contact person
Mr. Ante Zaninović, Ante.zaninovic@hrbi.hr

Chamber of Commerce Industry Crafts and Agriculture of Venice Rovigo Delta-Lagunare
International Projects Office

Address
Calle Larga XXII Marzo - San Marco, 2032 | 30124 – Venezia
ITALIA
Contact person
Ms. Luana Rotari, programmazione.comunitaria@dl.camcom.it

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE - ITALIAN NAVY

Address
PIAZZALE DELLA MARINA, 4 | 00196 – ROME
ITALIA
Contact person
Ms. DELFINA AUTIERO, delfina.autiero@marina.difesa.it

Piraeus Port Authority S.A
Administration Directorate

Address
Akti Miaouli, 10 | 18538 – PIRAEUS
ΕΛΛΑΔΑ (ELLADA)
Contact person
Mr. Dimitrios Spyrou, dspyrou@olp.gr

Technology Park Ljubljana Ltd.

Address
Tehnološki park, 19 | 1000 – Ljubljana
SLOVENIJA
Contact person
Ms. Simona Knezevic Vernon, simona.knezevic.vernon@tp-lj.si

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

Address
Ivana Lucica, 5 | 10000 – Zagreb
HRVATSKA
Contact person
Mr. Smiljko Rudan, Smiljko.rudan@fsb.hr