Ports as driving Wheels of Entrepreneurial Realm – PLUS (PoWER PLUS)

Source of funding

Adriatic-Ionian Programme INTERREG V-B Transnational 2014-2020

Project partners

1.    National Research Council of Italy, Italy
2.    National Confederation of Handcrafts and SMEs -  Territorial association of of Ravenna, Italy
3.    Rijeka Development Agency Porin Ltd, Croatia
4.    Centre for Economic, Technological and Environmental Development Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
5.    European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina, Serbia
6.    Cooperation and Development Institute, Albania
7.    Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
8.    Chamber of Thesprotia, Greece

Area of intervention

Innovation and smart regions

Project start

01. Jan 2022 – 30. Jun 2022

Project description

Project objective: 
To perform a foresight process in order to detect the main issues which may be affecting Adriatic-Ionian ports in the short- to mid-term in the light of the Covid19 outbreak and related economic crisis

Expected results:

1.    Developed “Scenarios” i.e. full-fledged descriptions of how the future of ports could manifest itself 
2.    Addenda to the PoWER Methodology for building innovation supply chain, as well as to the PoWER Strategy for evolving ports into Innovation Hubs
3.    Improved ICT platform powerports.eu

Main activities:

1.    Collection of experts’ views on possible future scenarios related to the port areas involved in the project also in consideration of the wider situation and trends in the Adriatic-Ionian area
2.    Data processing and development of “Scenarios” i.e. full-fledged descriptions of how the future of ports could manifest itself
3.    Detection of the strengths and weaknesses of the PoWER Methodology and Strategy based on the Scenarios developed and possible ways to overcome the main bottlenecks emerged
4.    Addenda to the PoWER  Methodology and Strategy 
5.    Four “Foresight for Territorial Cooperation” events (in Ravenna, Tirana, Sarajevo and Igoumenitsa)
6.    Promotion of the project outcomes and results
7.    Improvement of the ICT platform powerports.eu, with new GIS map layers, dedicated to the developed Scenarios and to EU and National (where available) Recovery and Resilience Plans, as well as with a screen-reader feature 

Target groups:

Local, regional and national public authorities, higher education and research,  education/training centres and schools, enterprises, SMEs, general public

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