GALATEA project continues its journey, after 6 months of execution of the tasks, in an atypical environment for European collaboration projects due to COVID-19, but with positive results thanks to new communication technologies. The first phases of identifying the needs of the end users have been completed.

More than 45 end – users from the project territories, including important ports, large companies in the field of ship building and repair or maritime surveillance stakeholders, had transfer their challenges to GALATEA Accelerator, waiting for the solutions that we can provide from small European companies. 

Small and Medium Enterprises will have the opportunity to get direct financial support of vouchers up to €60,000 and an access to a wide range of tailored professional services to tackle these challenges:



Four Innovation Clubs sessions will be organised to encourage SMEs in proposing innovating solutions to the challenges and to form cross regional consortia, one for every GALATEA topic and its challenges.

During each session, participants will be invited to collaborate following an innovative “design thinking” methodology to develop innovative ideas responding the challenges emitted by GALATEA.

A B2B matchmaking event is planned to enable SMEs to meet and consolidate concrete partnerships.



19th of January 2021: Smart Port & Smart Ship

21st of January 2021: Smart Shipyard & Maritime Surveillance


5th of February 2021

About Galatea:

GALATEA had received €3,67 million from the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission of which 79% will be dedicated to the support of SMEs through direct financial support (€2,18 million), services provided by GALATEA partners and other activities organized by the project. GALATEA expects to support at least 100 European SMEs for the innovation of products or processes, development of large-scale demonstrators or markets extension. 

GALATEA consortium:

Pôle Mer Méditerranée – Toulon Var Technologies (France); Aerospace Valley (France); Corallia Clusters Initiative/Research Center Athena (Greece); Asociación Clúster de Movilidad y Logística de Euskadi (Spain); Fundació Eurecat (Spain); Catalan Water Partnership (Spain); Asociatia Cluj IT (Romania); Baltycki Klaster Morski i Kosmiczny (Poland)