Digital Innovation for Blue Enterprises & Social Tourism (DIBEST) aims to support tourism microenterprises in the Atlantic coastal region by adopting digital innovations. This will enable them to increase their competitiveness, market access, and environmental sustainability. The project focuses on family-run and multigenerational businesses, aiming to improve the economy and society of the peripheral region.
|Project Duration: 03.07.2023 - 03.07.2026|
|Funded By: Interreg Atlantic Area|
|Project Coordinator: Western Development Commission|
|Partners: Western Development Commission, Empresa Municipal de Iniciativas y Actividades Empresariales de Málaga S.A., Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía S.A., Ass Pole Competi Transac Elec Securisees, RDI Hub, EM Normandie Business School, Sines Tecnopolo, Munster Technological University, Asociación Galega de Actividades Náuticas-AGAN+, NERA, Região de Turismo do Algarve, Kerry Tourism Industry Federation, Universidade do Algarve, Universidad de Málaga, Cultural Roadmapp, SPL Développement Touristique du Cotentin|
The DIBEST project encompasses a range of work packages designed to holistically support tourism microenterprises:
The DIBEST project aims to create a lasting impact by establishing a repository of knowledge that will be disseminated on various platforms. This repository will be accessible to tourism practitioners throughout Europe and higher education institutions. The project will support a network of Blue Economy microenterprises across 4 countries, using a triple helix model involving business partners, higher education institutions, and tourism federations. The project will also explore synergies with other EU initiatives and projects, aiming to apply best practices and learnings to coastal regions across the participating countries.