Why & How



Priority Axis

1. INNOVATION: Promoting Mediterranean innovation capacities to develop smart and sustainable growth

Specific Objective

1.1 To increase transnational activity of innovative clusters and networks of key sectors of the MED area


M1: Studying

M2: Testing and Transferring


€ 2,230,312.00


36 Months


9 Regular partners/ 7 Associated partners


PROteuS project aims at exploiting the growth potential of the emerging Maritime Surveillance industry that can play a crucial role in the socio-economic development of MED area and in the generation of new job opportunities. This objective will be addressed through the establishment of a MED MS Cluster, fostering
-         Innovation
-         R&D capacities
-         knowledge and technology transfer
-         transnational cooperation
among the involved key MS actors, focusing on maritime security and safety mechanisms in MED area. The Cluster will offer customized services in order to identify and exploit technologies related to MS and will achieve transferability through the creation of concrete linkages with other Blue Growth sectors that face common challenges and growth opportunities.

Expected results:
1.    Increased understanding of Maritime Surveillance and identification of areas with innovation potential through transnational cooperation
2.    Increased transnational cooperation of all stakeholders through operation of a Maritime Cluster which will offer a mix of support services
3.    Efficient transfer of results from the operation of the cluster into policy and innovation Action plans