The Directorate General for Maritime Policy is organizing a Matchmaking in the area of Research & Education, Scholarships, Literacy and Youth Entrepreneurship, taking place on October 16, 2019 at 10:00 am in Nova School of Business & Economics, in Carcavelos Campus.
The purpose of this event is to foster partnerships and identify opportunities for cooperation between Norwegian, Icelandic, Liechtenstein and Portuguese entities, operating in the sea economy sectors (Blue Growth) under the Blue Growth Program.
The Blue Growth Programme's main objective is to increase value creation and sustainable growth in the Portuguese blue economy.
The synergy between business, research and education and a holistic approach to the programme will contribute to sustainable blue growth in Portugal. Research will support companies with a research, development and innovation component, strengthening their market competitiveness. The education component will promote the improvement of skills and knowledge of human resources in marine and maritime issues.
The programme aims to create partnerships between research organizations or between research organizations and companies from Portugal and donor countries, to develop cooperative projects in basic and applied research.
This is another initiative under the Bilateral Relations Fund that will allow Portuguese Partners and Donor States Partners make known their projects, products and services, thus creating the right environment to find new partners for projects in the areas of Innovation, Research & Education, enabling the promotion of contacts and cooperation between future partners.
The priority research areas of the Matchmaking include the following:
- The sustainable fishing area;
- Aquaculture and blue biotechnology;
- Marine natural capital and ecosystem services;
- Climate forecasts and analysis of climate change impacts on marine ecosystem services in Portuguese maritime zones;
- Methodologies/tools for multidimensional analysis of cumulative environmental impacts and socioeconomic outcomes, to support decision-making in maritime spatial planning and location of sea economy activities in Portuguese maritime areas;
- New technologies for environmental monitoring and maritime surveillance, development and/or transfer, to deep-sea habitats and resources, with a view to improving data and knowledge.
This Matchmaking event is also dedicated to the area of Education, Scholarships, Literacy and Youth Entrepreneurship, whose aim is to increase training and education and improve knowledge and skills of students and staff, from elementary school to college levels, including professional diplomas.
In this context, the priority areas are for to support the following:
- New courses in maritime affairs;
- Internship programs for SMEs,
- Multidisciplinary postgraduate programs, summer schools;
- Intensive programs, teacher exchanges and scholarships and;
- Training courses, such as on board training of seafarers, required to perform tasks under the standards of the STCW Convention.
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