Project - Connecting micro-SMEs to high-potential maritime markets

Description


Description (EN): Port areas are large experimental laboratories in the heart of densely populated urban areas. They combine a solid industrial and tertiary business base with environmental, social, technological and economic challenges. As a result, they allow VSEs and SMEs [Very Small and Small and Midsized Entrprises] to identify markets. The ports of the future are the real drivers for the recovery of a sustainable local economy. In the future, challenges from new uses, environmental and societal needs and technological innovations will allow VSEs and SMEs to invest in new high-growth markets. Currently, there seem to be three port sectors supporting growth, including that of VSEs and SMEs: - Leisure and Yachting: this sector includes many marinas with over 150,000 ring networks, dozens of shipbuilders, hundreds of contractors, which implies tens of thousands of jobs; - Logistics: including freight transport, storage, maintenance, packaging and other related services. 20,000 to 30,000 jobs link directly to logistics. Cruise and ferry ports: twenty ports harbour ferries and cruise ships, which means several tens of millions of passengers per year and several tens of millions of euro in economic benefits for local business. BlueConnect proposes the establishment of a monitoring centre to list the socio-economic data of port activities in Var, the Maritime Alps, Corsica, Sardinia, Liguria and Tuscany, and use this data to build a cross-border network of economic developers to deal with the growth of services geared to existing VSEs and SMEs
Description: I territori portuali costituiscono dei grandi laboratori sperimentali nel cuore di aree urbane densamente popolate. Essi combinano una solida base di attività industriali e terziarie, cosi come delle sfide ambientali, sociali, tecnologici, economici, e quindi permettono ai TPE-PMI [Molto piccole imprese - Piccole e medie imprese] d’identificare dei mercati. I porti del futuro sono i reali motori del recupero di un’economia sostenibile dei territori. Nel futuro, le sfide legate ai nuovi usi, alle nuove esigenze ambientali o societali, alle innovazioni tecnologiche permetteranno TPE-PMI d'investire nuovi mercati ad alta crescita. Tra i settori di attività portuali, tre sembrano sostenere oggi la crescita dei porti e delle relative TPE-PMI : - Plaisance e Yachting: l'area riconosce molti porti turistici per oltre 150 000 anelli, decine di costruttori navali, centinaia d'imprese appaltatrici, cioè decine di migliaia di posti di lavoro diretti; - Logistica: la logistica comprende sia le attività di trasporto merci, lo stoccaggio, la manutenzione, l’imballaggio e vari servizi correlati. 20.000 a 30.000 posti di lavoro sono direttamente collegate alla logistica; - Porti da crociera e Ferry: venti porti ospitano traghetti e navi da crociera, cioè vari decine di milioni di passeggeri all'anno e vari decine di milioni di euro di benefici economici per le aziende del territorio. BlueConnect propone di elencare, in un osservatorio, i dati socioeconomici delle attività portuali del Var, delle Alpi Marittime, della Corsica, della Sardegna, della Liguria e della Toscana, di utilizzare i dati questo osservatorio per costruire una rete transfrontaliera di attori dello sviluppo economico del territorio, affrontare la crescita dei servizi alle imprese (TPE-PMI) esistenti.
Description: Les territoires portuaires constituent de formidables laboratoires d’expérimentation au cœur de régions urbaines denses. Ils associent un socle d’activités industrielles et tertiaires solide, et des challenges environnementaux, sociétaux, technologiques, économiques, et permettent ainsi aux TPE-PME d’identifier et d’adresser des marchés. Les ports du futur sont de véritables moteurs de relance de l’économie durable des territoires, et les défis à venir liés aux nouveaux usages, aux nouvelles contraintes environnementales ou sociétales, aux ruptures technologiques, permettront aux TPE-PME de se projeter sur de nouveaux marchés à forte croissance. Parmi les secteurs d’activités portuaires, trois semblent aujourd’hui soutenir la croissance des ports et des TPE-PME adossées: - Plaisance et Yachting : la zone comptabilise de nombreux ports de plaisance représentant plus de 150 000 anneaux, des dizaines de constructeurs de navires, des centaines d’entreprises prestataires, soit plusieurs dizaines de milliers d’emplois directs; - Logistique : La logistique, englobe à la fois des activités de transport de marchandises, d’entreposage, de manutention, de conditionnement et les divers services associés. 20 000 à 30 000 emplois sont directement liés à la logistique; - Croisière et ferries : une vingtaine de ports accueillent ferries et navires de croisières, soit plusieurs dizaines de millions de passagers par an et plusieurs dizaines de millions d’euros de retombées économiques pour les entreprises du territoire. BlueConnect propose ainsi de répertorier, au sein d’un observatoire, les données socio-économiques des activités des ports du Var, des Alpes Maritimes, de la Corse, de la Sardaigne, de la Ligurie et de la Toscane, d’exploiter les données de cet observatoire pour bâtir un réseau transfrontalier d’acteurs du développement économique territorial, adressant des services de croissance aux entreprises (TPE-PME) existantes.

Thematic Information


Thematics: Improving transport connections  Logistics and freight transport  
Specific Objective: Streghten the cooperation in the cross border priority sectors for micro, small and medium-sized companies linked to green growth
Thematic Objective: (3) enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs by:
Investment Priority: (3a) promoting entrepreneurship, in particular by facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas and fostering the creation of new firms, including through business incubators


Project Summary


Project name (EN): Connecting micro-SMEs to high-potential maritime markets
Project name (Other language): Connecter les TPE-PME aux marchés maritimes à fort potentiel
Project acronym: BlueConnect

Period: 2014-2020
Date of latest update: 2019-11-07

Web: http://interreg-maritime.eu/

Project start date: 2017-02-01
Project end date: 2019-04-30
Project status: Closed

Total budget/expenditure: EUR 1.243.680,74
European Union funding: EUR 1.057.128,65

Project documents

The documents below were published as mentioned in field "Data source" (attached to each document). Keep.eu users are free to use these documents as long as the data source and keep.eu are mentioned.

Action Plan Connecting SMEs with high potential maritime markets
Type of document: ReportDate of the document: 2018-02Date of publication in keep.eu: 2019-02-27Language of the document: French
Data source: http://www.observatoire-portuaire-fr-it.eu/fr/resultats/rapports-regionaux-plan-dactions-conjoint.html
Link to Maps
Type of document: Website / webtool / webforum / cooperation platformDate of the document: Not availableDate of publication in keep.eu: 2019-02-27Language of the document: French, Italian
Data source: http://www.observatoire-portuaire-fr-it.eu
Link to outputs of Final Conference 12/2018
Type of document: Website / webtool / webforum / cooperation platformDate of the document: 2018-12Date of publication in keep.eu: 2019-02-27Language of the document: French, Italian
Data source: http://www.observatoire-portuaire-fr-it.eu
Link to videos
Type of document: Website / webtool / webforum / cooperation platformDate of the document: Not availableDate of publication in keep.eu: 2019-02-27Language of the document: French, Italian
Data source: http://www.observatoire-portuaire-fr-it.eu


Partners Data


Lead Partner (EN): Pôle Mer Méditerranée - Toulon Var Technologies
Lead Partner: Pôle Mer Méditerranée - Toulon Var Technologies
Address: La Seyne-sur -Mer, France
Website: http://www.polemermediterranee.com/
Legal status: public

Address: Toulon, France
Legal status: public
Website: http://www.var.cci.fr/

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