Assessment of Blue Bioeconomy’s potential in the Kaliningrad Region

The project was initiated based on the latest achievements in blue bioeconomy sector and results of both environmentally and economically feasible projects implemented in the Nordic and Baltic regions and interest of local Kaliningrad partners. The target group includes different stakeholders, including science and research institutes, universities and innovation and techno parks, business and business support structures (associations and trade and commerce chambers).

The objective of the project is to assess possibilities and determine the potential of blue bioeconomy in the Kaliningrad region by exchange of knowledge, experience and best practices between Russian and Nordic partners. The project will mainly focus and explore the potential of 5 blue bioeconomy sectors: sustainable coastal aquaculture (mainly fish farming) and aquaponics, mussel cultivation, reed harvesting, algae cultivation and use, small-scale fishing in coastal zones. The project’s goals will be reached with the help of different activities such as mapping the blue bioeconomy sector in the Kaliningrad region, stakeholder workshops, study visits to Nordic countries, seminars, workshops, elaboration of recommendations manual.

The Nordic and Russian partners will exchange new knowledge, innovations, experience and best practices, including on available business support mechanisms and realization of commercial projects, of working in blue bioeconomy sphere trough project’s knowledge building and networking activities. As a result, the project will explore, analyze and identify the most perspective blue bioeconomy sectors environmentally and economically valuable for the Kaliningrad region and give recommendations on its further development. Moreover, the project will facilitate business cooperation between Nordic and Russian partners by the development of business project ideas.

The project results will be presented at the project final conference and disseminated via active involvement of local mass media, company website www.taurus39.ru and project partners’ websites and social media.

Project’s timespan: January 2016 – December 2016

Project leader: Christina Parkhomenko, tel: +74012 965376, Mob.tel. +7909 776 9545, cp@smb39.ru