GALATEA – Innovation Club and B2B matchmaking session: events to foster transnational and cross-sectoral partnerships

Throughout the month of September and as part of its project emergence phase, GALATEA organized events enabling involved SMEs to get in touch with potential partners (SMEs, end-users, large groups, etc.) and to discuss the identified maritime challenges.

On September 13, 14 and 16, the Innovation Clubs took place. These creative innovation sessions allowed more than 60 SMEs and 16 experts from 5 European countries to meet. Together, using a Design Thinking methodology, they worked on the emergence of innovative ideas corresponding to GALATEA’s domains (Smart Ship, Smart Port, Smart Shipyard, and Maritime Surveillance) and the identified challenges.


A B2B Matchmaking event took place on September 27th, 2021. In the morning, 41 SMEs attended a webinar presenting the GALATEA Open Calls. In the second half of the day, 87 people participated in more than 90 virtual B2B meetings, in order to meet potential partners, consolidate partnerships or project ideas already initiated and to be submitted to the call for vouchers launched on September 29th


Consortia now have until December 8th, 2021, 17:00 CET to develop their strategies and submit their projects to benefit from the support of the GALATEA blue growth accelerator.


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