Mateo Ivanac, Croatian Chamber of Economy, Croatia
(InnovaMare Coordinator)

The Adriatic Sea is facing major impacts from overfishing and pollution. Solid waste, direct discharge of wastewater and oil pollution are key negative factors for the degradation of coastal and marine ecosystems.

InnovaMare strategic project will jointly develop and establish an innovation ecosystem model in the area of underwater robotics and sensors for purposes of monitoring and surveillance sector with a mission-oriented on the sustainability of the Adriatic Sea.

InnovaMare strategic project will tackle one of the main current challenges: increasing the effectiveness of the innovation activities in the relevant fields of the blue economy.


By enhancing the transfer of knowledge within the cooperation area between the enterprises, R&D centers, higher education and the public sector through education and capacity building actions for different stakeholders.