Polish Maritime Cluster

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TENTacle Project

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Polish Maritime Cluster is the associated organisation in the TENTacle Project. We are pleased to inform you that on 19 November the Monitoring Committee of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme approved TENTacle project application.
The TEN-T  core  network  corridors  (CNC) is a new instrument of   the   EU   transport   policy, aimed   to   improve   mobility, intermodality  and  interoperability  on  the  major  transport  axes across Europe.  The  Baltic  Sea  Region  (BSR)  is intersected by  three  core  network  corridors  being Scan-Med,  North Sea-Baltic and Baltic-Adriatic.
A broad  range  of  stakeholders  are  expected  to  be  involved  in  a joint   action   to   remove physical,   technical,   operational   and administrative  bottlenecks along these corridors by  the  year 2030. Implementation  of the three core  network  corridors  has  a large but  untapped potential  to  stimulate positive effects in  the  BSR beyond the pure transport sector and beyond the immediate geographical areas they cross.
Opening it up for a broader group of stakeholders and a wider geographical area requires tackling major capacity challenges. These are,  for example, related  with a low awareness and deficient  understanding of how the  CNC implementation  can help  improve accessibility  and  connectivity challenges in  specific  territories.  And  this  is what TENTacle will foster in the coming years. By working across the borders and sectors we will: Improve stakeholder capacity to reap benefits of the core network corridors implementation for the prosperity, sustainable growth and territorial cohesion in the BSR.

More information: Wiktor Szydarowski, TENTacle Project Manager, Region Blekinge


 Polish Maritime Cluster has initiated the foundation of a Baltic Maritime Cluster Network (BMCN), which would strengthen the cooperation between enterprises, universities, research institutes, municipalities, trade chambers and branch organizations within Baltic Sea Region. BMCN is anticipated to unite maritime clusters from Baltic Sea Region, elaborate common maritime policy, foster the cooperation between BSR enterprises and other interested parties, identify the common needs and problems of Baltic maritime economy, represent the clusters from the region on European Union and international forum, and conduct projects connected with development of the region’s maritime economy.          


 On 28.10.2013 Polish Maritime Cluster hosted the meeting with the representatives of Bulgarian Maritime Cluster. During the meeting in Gdynia Maritime University prof. Marek Grzybowski presented the main areas of international activity of  Gdynia Maritime University and Polish Maritime Cluster, Marta Czarnecka-Gallas told about our activity within Baltic Sea Region and potential future international involvement, while Michał Igielski talked about research activity in EU projects.
Ms Jasmina Tsvetkova, executive secretary of Marine Cluster Bulgaria presented the activity of Bulgarian cluster and Mrs Siyana Angelova, cluster coordinator told about the aims and initiatives within the project “Marine Cluster Bulgaria”.


      Afterwards, the participants of the meeting went to CRIST shipyard, where they were shown how the innovative units for offshore industry are being produced. The clusters’ representatives were guided through the shipyard by Mr Zdzisław Bahyrycz.


       In Gdynia City Council the meeting concerning the platforms and possibilities for clusters’ cooperation was hold, during which Mr Ryszard Toczek, the Director of Development Office of Gdynia informed about maritime potential of Gdynia and the city’s activity in international projects.


       It has been decided that both clusters together with Gdynia City Council and Gdynia Maritime University will undertake the initiatives aiming at development of the cooperation in various areas connected with maritime economy within international projects realized in frames of the new budget perspectives of the EU. Furthermore, the strategic goal of the clusters’ cooperation has been chosen as the activities focusing on transregional cooperation between the Baltic Sea and Black Sea regions.


ENMC MEETING IN LISBON, 26-27.09.2013 (PMC initiatives)


      During ENMC meeting in Lisbon, Polish Maritime Cluster presented the initiative of clusters’ cooperation within a potentially flagship project ” Sustainable European Maritime Economy“. The aim of the project is to establish a paradigm of sustainable development of maritime economy as a space for innovation, knowledge transfer and value added for the global, knowledge-based economy. The project is focused on identifying how, in what ways and what scope, the maritime economy generates added value to the world economy, both in the global dimension and in local areas (more about the project see: PMC-CURRENT ACTIVITIES.pdf).


    Another vital initiative of Polish Maritime Cluster was a proposition of creating an ENMC Think Tank, which would provide expertise for the EU Commissioner for Maritime policy; represent interests of European clusters; elaborate common goals, course of action and promote high business practice in maritime business in EU. The ENMC Think Tank would promote and provide recommendations for unified, coherent and close-to-real-business-needs maritime policy; intensified business contacts between European maritime clusters and their members; and in general sustainable development of European maritime economy.