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SAFER  =  Smart Atlantic Seafood Clusters
Applying Internet of Things (IoT) technology to seafood and aquaculture clusters on the Atlantic
Project Status:
Live Project
Project Leader:
EU Programme:
Atlantic Area Programme 2014 - 2020
Project Budget:
€1,802,821
Start Date:
Oct, 2017
Finish Date:
Sep, 2020
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The aim of the project is to:

To improve the innovation performance of the seafood sector by increasing technology adoption and transnational cooperation giving response to the challenges of a sector identified as high-potential for the smart growth of the participant regions.

Specific objectives are to:
  • Create an innovation platform to sustain an effective transnational network of seafood clusters by putting in place the means that the network needs to effectively and sustainably drive innovation in a fast-moving network of SMEs and 3rd level and Applied Research Centres distributed across the Atlantic area
  • Increase the adoption of technology and collaboration within the seafood sector by using the innovation platform established to increase the level of collaboration and technology transfer. Living Lab pilots will be jointly implemented and evaluated in order to test the effectiveness of the platform
  • Serve as empirical input for the Regional Innovation Smart Specialization Strategies (RIS3) of Atlantic regions where the seafood industry is a priority.
Donegal, Ireland
ERNACT Network   (Lead Partner)
Lead partner with responsibility for reporting to the Atlantic Area Secretariat, project communications and leading project sustainability

Jose Manuel San Emeterio
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Brittany, France
CPMR/CRPM   (Partner)
Will be key in the capitalization of the project results due to their position coordinating the Atlantic Arc Commission.

Catherine Petiau
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Brittany, France
Pole Mer Bretagne Atlantique   (Partner)
Will be responsible of the regional node in Brittany(FR). They will engage with stakeholders in the region to ensure the node sustainability and long-term effects.

Justine Pittera
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Cantabria, Spain
Gobierno de Cantabria   (Partner)
Will manage the regional node in Cantabria(ES). They will build their work as responsible of promoting and support innovation of the seafood sector.They will liaise with regional and national stakeholders to ensure the node sustainability and long-term effects.

Jorge Muyo López
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Derry & Strabane, United Kingdom
Derry City & Strabane District Council   (Partner)
Will manage the regional node in Derry(UK). They will build their work as responsible of promoting and support innovation of the seafood sector.They will liaise with regional and national stakeholders to ensure node’s sustainability and long-term effects.

Catherine Goligher
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Donegal, Ireland
LYIT   (Partner)
Will bring their research capacity in sensor technologies and Internet of Things (IOT) to help develop project pilots. LYIT will be key in production of the project's technical papers and provide technical support to partner Údarás na Gaeltachta in Ireland.

Nick Timmons
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Donegal, Ireland
Udaras na Gaeltachta   (Partner)
Responsible of managing the regional node in Donegal(IE). They will work with the stakeholders in the Border, Midland and Western region to ensure the node sustainability and long-term effects

Hugh Mac Suibhne
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Donegal, Ireland
Bord Iascaigh Mhara   (Associate)
Provide support to Údarás na Gaeltachta to mainstream pilot solutions developed.


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Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador   (Associate)
Help connect Atlantic Canada blue economy clusters to those on the European Atlantic coast


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Norte, Portugal
Forum Oceano   (Partner)
Will be responsible of managing the node in Norte region (PT). They will work with the stakeholders in the Norte region to ensure the node sustainability and long-term effects.

Carla Domingues
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Norte, Portugal
Foodintech Lda   (Partner)
Being a private partner providing solutions to the sector Foodtech is the ideal partner to bring the private sector vision and coordinate the WP5 where the pilots will be implemented.

Miguel Fernandes
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This project aims to improve the innovation performance of the seafood sector by increasing technology adoption and transnational cooperation giving response to the challenges of a sector identified as high potential for the smart growth of the participant regions. The project will drive innovation with a view of expanding the results to 21 Atlantic regions who will benefit from project’s experience in order to improve their innovation policies.




CORE ERNACT REGIONS
Newfoundland & Labrador
Canada
South Ostrobothnia
Finland
Donegal
Ireland
West Romania
Romania
Ljubljana
Slovenia
Cantabria
Spain
San Sebastián
Spain
Västernorrlands
Sweden
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom