This project aims to improve the innovation performance of the seafood sector by accelerating technology adoption through transnational cooperation.
Eleven partner institutions from the five programme Member States are involved in the Atlantic Area SAFER project - Smart Atlantic Seafood Clusters. This partnership, led by the European Regions Network for the Application of Communications Technology (ERNACT), is working together 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.
This project sits under two departments within council, namely Tourism and Environment. The ambition of the project is to develop our Native Lough Foyle Flat Oyster which has been identified as a Unique Selling Product for our region. And so the project is working to develop this from both a sustainability aspect and tourism perspective. As such Council are working closely with The Loughs Agency on the sustainability aspect and also with stakeholders in the food and drink sector locally.
SAFER is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the INTERREG Atlantic Area Programme with a budget of 1.8 million euros.
More information about the project: http://saferatlantic.eu/
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