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BluePOINT

Project Title: Blue Circular Economy of Marine Plastics (BluePoint)
Funding body: Interreg
Duration: 36 M (01/12/2023-30/11/2026)
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UL Team: Gerard Dooly, Petar Trslic

website: www.bluepointproject.e

ABOUT

The BluePoint project seeks to establish a collaborative ecosystem involving multiple stakeholders to foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and international cooperation. Its goal is to capitalize on the marine plastic value chain and emerging business opportunities to establish a circular economy model in the Atlantic region. This initiative aims to reduce the environmental impact of marine plastic, create new business prospects (including accelerating over 25 companies), and propel the maritime sector towards a Blue Circular Economy. With a strong emphasis in market orientation, BluePoint will develop marketable solutions within the marine plastic value chain, thereby boosting entrepreneurial activity and fostering the creation of a new value chain centered on marine plastic recycling and the commercialization of products derived from marine plastic. To achieve this objective, the project will focus on developing technological solutions that address various aspects of the marine plastic value chain, including localization, recovery, sorting, and processing, ultimately leading to the creation of innovative marine plastic-based products.

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