On July 6 2022, a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of the “MEDBAN – Mediterranean Blue Acceleration Network” was signed in Rome by a consortium of six clusters – Fórum Oceano (leader), Federazione del Mare, Cluster BIG – Blue Italian Growth, CMIB Cluster Marítimo Illes Balears, Strategis – Maritime ICT Cluster, Pôle Mer Méditerranée.
The main objective of this MOU is the establishment of a network between Mediterranean clusters and other entities that work within the field of the Blue Economy, including but not limited to ports, marine transport and logistics, shipbuilding and servicing, fisheries and aquaculture, offshore energy, coastal tourism, blue biotechnology, marine finance and investments, etc., for developing an ESG-based sustainable blue economy.
The foundations for the MedBAN consortium, which is expected to grow in the near future, were laid during the “Med Cluster Alliance” event organized by the WestMed Initiative in September 2021 at Seafuture in La Spezia!
The MOU signing ceremony was honored with the presence of representatives of the embassies of Portugal and Spain, as well as representatives of the Council of Ministers of the Italian government.
The event took place at the impressive facilities of Confitarma (Italian Shiprowners’ Association) & Federazione Del Mare in Rome.