European Commission publishes study on potential for a MarineKIC

Entitled “A Study on the Support of KICs (Knowledge Innovation Communities) to the Development of the Blue Economy” the objectives of the study were to:

1. Assess to what extent the current KICs cover sufficiently the themes and activities related to the ‘Blue Economy’, and how the current situation could/should be adjusted to ensure a sufficient coverage and support in the future;
2. Consider and evaluate three policy options in this regard, i.e.:
a. Establishing a new, ‘own’ Marine / Maritime KIC, which would concentrate its activities on the Blue Economy;
b. Using the marine / maritime components of the current KICs in support of the Blue Economy;
c. Creating new links between their activities to create a ‘KIC Platform’ focusing on the Blue Economy.

The study and other relevant details are available online from the European Commission. Please click here.


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