Ecomondo 2023
  • Martedì 7 Novembre 2023
  • 14:00 - 17:00
  • Memo
  • Sala Ravezzi 2 Hall Sud
  • inglese
  • a cura di Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee & BlueMissionMed CSA, BlueMed GSOs, CNR, Ecorys, Prep4Blue

With a 2030 target, the EU Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters” aims to protect and restore the health of our ocean and waters through research and innovation, citizen engagement and blue investments. The EU-funded BlueMissionMed project is aimed to support a well-functioning basin scale innovation ecosystem and to upscale solutions in all forms (technological, social, business, governance) ensuring fast progress towards the achievement of the Mission objectives. This workshop takes place in Ecomondo to engage, mobilise and facilitate the commitment of the Mediterranean actors – starting from the industrial stakeholders that endorsed the Mission Charter- to synergize the actions of the Mission in the reduction of pollution of the Mediterranean hydrosphere. The BlueMissionMed Italian Hub will showcase national citizen actions that activates joint solutions with industries at the local level.

Session Chairs

Fabio Fava, BlueMissionMed Coordinator
Fedra Francocci, CNR and BlueMissionMed Project Manager
Matteo Bocci, Ecorys


14.00-14.10 Introduction by the Chairs
Scope of the day, overview of the agenda

14.10-14.30 The Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030 – The Mediterranean Lighthouse and the Mission Charter
John Bell, Director Healthy Planet DG RTD and Deputy Mission Manager, European Commission (TBC)

14.30-15.00 Roadmap to pilot, demonstrate, develop and deploy the Mission activities across the Mediterranean basin. 
Daniel Szmytkowski, MIP - (Portfolio Dashbord of the Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters) (TBC)

The role of stakeholders for concrete implementation of sustainable solutions
Fantina Madricardo, CNR

How to reach the Mission Objective for the Industrial Sector in the Mediterranean: the BlueMissionMed Operational Implementation Roadmap
Christina Zeri, HCMR

15.00-15.40 Roundtable – Italian stakeholders for the Mission implementation
Moderator: Fedra Francocci, CNR


The Capraia Smart Island project, winner of the Mediterranean Blue Island Award 2023
Sofia Mannelli, Chimica Verde Bionet

Francesca Portincasa, General Director of Acquedotto Pugliese SpA
Speaker from Castalia (TBC)
Speaker from Novamont (TBC)

The Marine Ecosystem Restoration project of Italy’s Resilience and Recovery Fund Programme in the framework of the new Nature Restoration Law
Giordano Giorgi, ISPRA

Leonardo Manzari, WestMed National HUB (TBC)

15.40-17.00 Multistakeholder activities to scale up innovation for the Mission
Moderator: Matteo Bocci, Ecorys

15.45 Towards impactful stakeholder engagement in the Mission Ocean, Seas and Waters
Speaker from Blue Cluster (BE)

15.55 Q&A

16.00 Roundtable I - R&I to business

Speaker from Blue Italian Growth (BIG, IT)
Speaker from Cluster Maritime Tunisien (CNT, TN)
Speaker from Pole Mere Mediterranee (PMM, FR)

16.30 Roundtable II: Scaling up and Investments - National Investors and Accelerators

Speaker from Faros / Avanzi
Speaker from Fabbrica Italiana dell’Innovazione
Speaker from Fondazione San Paolo (TBC)

17.00 Discussion and closure by the Chairs