Pôle mer Bretagne Atlantique


The Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlatique (PMBA) is an economic development cluster created in 2005. PMBA manages a cluster of around 370 organisations on a triple helix approach (industries, research and academia). The PMBA aims to enhance the capacity of companies to innovate, to stimulate growth and to increase employment in promising markets. It has a specific expertise in supporting innovation within the fisheries, aquaculture and the upstream seafood sector, but also in environmental and maritime innovation. PMBA’s transnational experience is based on 2 pillars: support to internationalisation mainly provided through the organisation of overseas visit in targeted countries and participation in European Projects. The PMBA Cluster intervenes in various strategic action areas such as, - Maritime safety and security - Shipbuilding, naval and nautical activities - Marine energy and mining resources - Marine biological resources - Environmental and coastal planning and development - Maritime ports, infrastructure and transport - Synergies between space & EO technologies and marine/maritime challenges The PMBA main actions are: • Enhance skills of its members by promoting innovation and the adoption of new technologies • Foster synergies between research and training centres and companies • Encourage the development of the maritime economy in France and in Europe, mostly, through the development of innovative SMEs • Ensure national and international collaborations • Participate in knowledge transfer process • Validate projects' outcomes, assess projects' results and feed them into the regional innovation stakeholders


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