Blue Growth is one of the strongest success factors in Southwest Finland. The new website presents regions top know-how, innovations and successful actors behind Blue Growth! The majority of information is in Finnish but short summaries are also available in English.

Southwest Finland Region has a new portal on Blue Growth in Southwest Finland ( There is a great deal of potential for Blue Growth in Southwest Finland. Thus, when the Regional Strategy for Southwest Finland was updated in December 2017, it was deemed extremely important that Blue Growth and Industrial Modernisation were added as one of the three Smart Specialisation priorities.

On the Blue Southwest Finland website, you can get to know the cooperation networks responsible for Blue Growth, and numerous new innovations and state-of-the-art research facilities both in Southwest Finland and our partner regions. The fundamental sectors of Blue Growth are traffic and logistics, fishing and fish farming, renewable energy, biotechnology, coastal tourism, aquaculture and the maritime industry, which is particularly strong in Southwest Finland.  

The website presents different factors of Blue Growth in the region and maritime industry is one of the most important. Blue Growth pages introduces some projects, innovations and interesting facts. When the webpage opened the CLIPPER project was presented and Juha Valtanen from TUAS and was interviewed.