The state of Bremen already possesses an outstanding range of maritime research capacities. In Bremerhaven, these include in particular the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and Bremerhaven University. In Bremen, there is the Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM) at Bremen University, with the Research Centre Ocean Margins, which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology and the Centre for Marine Tropical Ecology. The aim is to utilise the existing maritime science capacities by means of intensive co-operation with the broad spectrum of commercial maritime enterprises also located in Bremerhaven and Bremen in a way that benefits the region. A contribution is thus to be made towards improving the economic structures and towards safeguarding and creating jobs.
A key role is to be played here by the newly established Institute for Marine Resources (imare), which in the pilot phase was initially located within Bremerhaven University. The new Institute is intended to bring together scientists from the AWI and Bremerhaven University to develop technological applications from basic research and to transform them into products in co-operation with regional companies.
The assistance available for new start-ups by university graduates and young professionals under the "BRUT" programme of the State of Bremen is being continued in the context of the ERDF programme. In a year-long training programme, potential entrepreneurs acquire business skills and learn about starting out in business. Only after this is a final decision taken on whether the relevant idea will actually result in the founding of a new company in Bremen. The participants receive an allowance to help cover their costs of living.
|Area of impact:||Place of implementation||Total project volume (ERDF Programme):||of which public-sector funding:||of which ERDF funding:|
|State of Bremen||City of Bremen||2.150.000€||2.150.000€||1.052.500€[|
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