VISION The guiding vision of the Sea Knowledge and Economy Cluster, which serves as a framework for the strategy and action programme, is as follows:
VALUING THE SEA AS A RESOURCE BY DEVELOPING A SET OF ACTIVITIES, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES THAT PROMOTE THE MODERNIZATION OF TRADITIONAL MARINE ACTIVITIES, THE RISE OF NEW ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES AND INTERNATIONALIZATION, INVESTING IN THE ENHANCEMENT OF R&D&I, TRAINING, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, COOPERATION AND GOVERNANCE, SO AS TO SUSTAINABLY CONTRIBUTE TO THE COUNTRY'S COMPETITIVENESS.
This vision is achieved through a range of the Cluster’s strategic objectives. They are:
To enhance the technological and scientific skills of the scientific system´s companies and entities that work within the marine industry and to support consortiums between R&D centres and companies with the aim of favouring processes of knowledge and technology exchange;
To favour the development of cooperation networks between companies, with the aim of obtaining comprehensive and extensive effects that contribute to the increase of corporate effectiveness and efficiency and to improve access to international markets;
To promote entrepreneurship and corporate initiative associated to the development of new products and to diversify the range of services through the sustainable exploitation of marine resources and the development of new technologies applied to the marine environment;
To stimulate innovation and the technological development of the marine industries and activities pertaining to the value chain and overhauling the corporate model and the specialization standard;
To develop the skills necessary to the qualification of the activities that integrate the economy of the sea and to increase employability;
To improve inter-sectorial coordination and to strengthen cooperation between public and private entities;
To value the cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible, within the domain of the sea, through the development of integrated projects of an economic nature that contribute, specifically, to increasing employment and the income of the marine communities.