InnoNauTICs is a transnational cooperation project between Mediterranean islands mainly aimed at developing an electronic platform (www.nauticaleurope.com) that will enable the promotion of nautical tourism and will favour cooperation between the entrepreneurial sector and the potential users. Its transnational character and heterogeneity lay, among others, in the fact that nine partners from 4 countries participate in InnoNauTICs, gathering together the main public and private agents operating on insular territories (Chambers of Commerce, Regional Governments and Mediterranean Associations at insular level).
The project, promoted by the Network of the Insular Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the European Union (INSULEUR) is funded with nearly 1 million Euros by the EU MED Program. Its aim is to promote innovation amongst the SMEs of the nautical sector, as well as to develop the nautical tourism towards the European islands.
Initially, this portal is launched including only the offer of some islands of Spain, Italy, Greece and France, although the goal is to expand to the other islands of the European Union.
The project foresees the implementation of five pilot projects in the areas of nautical sports (promoted by the Chamber of Mallorca), historical and natural routes (sponsored by the Association of Greek Chambers EOAEN), training in the sector (promoted by Chamber of Cagliari – Sardinia), archaeological routes (sponsored by the Chamber of Oristano) and a joint exchange programme (promoted by the Chamber of Heraklion – Greece).