Horizon 2020- Black Sea Blue Growth Accelerator

Kantor Management Consultants is co-leading the development of a Blue Growth Accelerator, supporting business creation and advancing the capacity for blue innovation in the Black Sea, in the context of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation action entitled “Developing Optimal and Open Research Support for the Black Sea (DOORS)”, which runs June 2021 until June 2025, with a total budget of 9 mil. €.

DOORS strengthens synergies in research and provides the infrastructure to better understand the Black Sea and its specific ecosystems characteristics, through the development of the System of Systems (SoS). It develops and implements an ecosystem-based framework to support the sustainable development of Blue Growth sectors and the nurturing of start-ups.

The evidence generated from the project is expected to inform policy development and implementation and build community understanding, which in turn will support behavioral change.

The main objective is to make the Black Sea highly valued, productive, healthy and resilient; DOORS will have long-lasting impact by empowering stakeholders, advancing the implementation of key policies and legislation, improving environmental quality and designing measures to mitigate pollution, advancing the sustainable development of Blue Growth and supporting ocean informed citizens in the Black Sea.