Another project approval for Innovamare community members!

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After providing our services of partners facilitating and project development, members of DIH Innovamare have achieved yet another success! We are proud to announce that among the 33 projects selected in the first call of the Interreg VI-A IPA Programme Croatia – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro 2021 – 2027 is ROBONETCBC.

This project proposal, worth €1,297,585, is dedicated to developing an innovation network for the uptake of solutions in robotics and sensors. The aim is to enhance the monitoring and prevention of pollution in both freshwater and sea ecosystems.

Our members Šibensko-kninska županija as the Lead Partner, Ruđer Bošković Institute and University of Zadar as partners will work together as a part of the partnership consortium involving Fond za inovacije Crne Gore, Pomorski fakultet Kotor – Univerzitet Crne Gore and Privredna/Gospodarska komora Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine.

Together, they will promote and encourage the innovative application of blue technologies, focusing on monitoring solutions as preventive tools against further environmental devastation, including pollution. This initiative ensures the sustainable use of marine and freshwater ecosystems within the region. It will be achieved by the analysis of current state of monitoring systems and equipment for marine and freshwater ecosystems in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. This includes identifying collaborations and partnerships among stakeholders involved in monitoring and data collection, with a particular focus on blue technologies such as robotics and sensors for monitoring various indicators.

The aim is to develop and deploy state-of-the-art monitoring stations, both static and non-static, equipped with the high-tech equipment and engage external expertise to assist partnership consortium and establish a manageable system for the exchange of data among the monitoring stations, facilitating real-time data collection and analysis. By fostering new research and innovative application of blue technologies, the project seeks to mitigate the negative impacts on the marine and freshwater ecosystems in the region but also to implement innovative solutions in Blue economy of the region advocating for and boosting blue tech investments.

The complete list of selected project proposals is available at this link.

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