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The Consortium

Kantor Qwentes

Kantor Qwentes is the lead company of the consortium. It has strong experience in management of institutional and corporate communication at EU level, as well as solid expertise in participatory approaches, networking, identification of good practices and facilitation of uptake. Kantor Qwentes has proven hands-on experience with traditional as well as with technologically advanced hard and soft-media web-based communication strategies and tools.


Smart strategies

SMART STRATEGIES is a consulting company established in 2013, providing services in four areas:

  • Strategic consulting and management (e.g., consulting in the design of business innovation projects, support to the creation of new businesses and deployment of investment projects);
  • Awareness-raising on entrepreneurship and business creation (courses, seminars, conferences and lectures);
  • Studies, projects and research in the area of regional development, innovation, and business dynamics;
  • Event organization and design of audiovisual and multimedia contents.


Technopôle Brest-Iroise

Technopôle Brest-Iroise was set as a non-profit association to create the conditions of a “new economy”, based on knowledge, innovation and valorization of local natural assets. Its three main missions are to support the creation of innovative companies, to federate the actors of science and economy in large collective development programs of socio-economic impacts, and to animate the territory through the diffusion of relevant information, the organisation of and participation in meetings and conferences.


National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway / Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU)

National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway / Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) is one of Ireland's foremost centres of academic excellence with a distinguished record in scholarship and research. The university’s Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit conducts research on the economic utility of the marine environment and the ecological value derived from the productivity of associated ecosystems.


BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change

BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change is an excellence research centre created in 2008, jointly promoted by the Basque Government and the University of the Basque Country, with the goal of contributing to knowledge on the causes and impacts of climate change, as well as to drive advancements in high level research on these issues.


University of Portsmouth / Centre for the Economics and Management of Aquatic Resources (CEMARE)

CEMARE was established in the early 1960s by a small group of fisheries economists in what was then Portsmouth Polytechnic. Since its inception, CEMARE has developed into an internationally renowned centre carrying out research and consultancy projects within the broad area of aquatic resources management, with a specialisation in fisheries economics.