Channel MOR Partners

There are 12 partner regions working on the ChannelMOR project

le havreISEL (Higher Institute of Logistics Studies) is the engineering school of the University of Le Havre.
School internationally renowned in logistics, ISEL is a major Normandy actor for strategic industrial and port developments.

With Comptoir de la Logistique(CLog) composed of 15 engineers, researchers and assistants, ISEL has created a single window for logistics valorisation which can meet the demands of its public and private partners in the fields of modeling flows and logistics networks.

Very involved in projects for European and national cooperation, ISEL continuously manages a portfolio of 7 projects and positions itself on its expertise and experience as a leader or partner of trans-national projects.

haute normandieHaute Normandie is a French region administered by the Haute-Normandy Regional Council. It includes two departments (Seine Maritime and Eure). With an annual budget of more than 900 millions Euros, the regional council is the leader of economic development and invests massively each year in training young people and adults, building and maintenance of secondary schools, developing regional transports and improving the quality of life of its inhabitants.

Strategically located in the heart of the Channel region and endowed with a dynamic coastline including the ports of Le Havre, one of the most important of northern Europe, Fécamp and Dieppe, the Region will house two wind farms off le Tréport and Fécamp by 2018.

Attached to cross border cooperation, the Haute-Normandie was leader of the CAMIS project and partner of the BEEMS project.

pole merCreated in 2005, the Pole Mer Bretagne Atlantique is a Business and Innovation Sea Cluster, located in the Western part of France. It has a current membership of more than 330, ranging from major companies, SMEs, research organisations to others including professional and trade investment bodies. Its main mission is about developing a competitive maritime economy by stimulating and encouraging innovation through collaboration around six major themes:

1. Maritime safety and security

2. Shipbuilding and leisure boatbuilding

3. Marine energy and mining resources

4. Marine biological resources

5. Coastal environmental planning and management

6. Ports, infrastructures and maritime transports

PMBr is a wordclass cluster labellised by French government

PMBr is Bronze graduated at Cluster Management Excellence Initiative (#FRA033201203PdC0218)

PMBr is registred to EC Transparency Register (#483615210369-78)

portsmouthThe University of Portsmouth (UoP) has a city campus on the south coast of England. It has a strong reputation for quality teaching and obtaining high student satisfaction. The Department for Mathematics has been involved in recently launching a new cross-faculty Centre for Operational Research and Logistics (CORL) to recognise and enhance our reputation and standing in Operational Research and Logistics on a national and international scale. CORL brings together multidisciplinary expertise on the Science of Data and the Science of Decision Making from across the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Technology, Portsmouth Business School and the Institute of Industrial Research. The research covers a number of application areas such as Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Transportation, Marine and Maritime, Renewable Energy and Sustainability and Healthcare.

CMN 2CCornwall Marine Network is dedicated to supporting Cornish marine businesses that are operating in the marine renewable energy (MRE) sector: providing programmes of support that improve business performance. Our services range from skills development through to enhancing the effectiveness of marketing campaigns and more. We’re already delighted to be working with some of the top performing businesses in the MRE supply chain that are creating innovative solutions to support deployment of marine renewable energy in Cornwall and other territories around the world. For more information please visit: or call: +44 (0)1326 211382.

Logo_BDI_rougeBretagne Développement Innovation (BDI), Brittany’s regional development and innovation agency, encourages Breton economic stakeholders to work together and plays an important role in the leadership and coordination of the regional economic development and innovation strategy. BDI achieves this through forecasting, strategic and operational governance, networking events, surveillance, structural programmes, project engineering, and promotional activities.

Three main objectives:

  • Structuring strong industries for greater competitiveness

Together with the regional government’s economic policy, and alongside the Breton competition hubs, BDI incites discussions between stakeholders of all industries (digital, farming and food, automobile and transport, defence, maritime, marine renewable energy…) in order to develop new strategies that serve the region as a whole.

  • Expanding businesses’ innovation potential

BDI leads a broad network of stakeholders in innovation that covers the entire region. The objective is to forge connections between these stakeholders and to bring them together in Brittany’s regional innovation network (RBI) schemes.

  • Management and implementation of the economic attractiveness strategy

BDI manages the region’s economic attractiveness strategy. The agency develops the region’s economy, coordinating events to attract new investors and implementing promotional activities for the region. BDI also manages the Brittany brand. The brand is intended for businesses seeking to use Bretagne as a key selling point at home and abroad.

BDI is the lead partner of the Channel MOR project.

For more information please visit: or call: +33 (0)2 99 84 53 00.

logo-technopole-brest-iroiseTechnopôle Brest-Iroise was created in 1988 to develop the economy of the territory through innovation and cooperation between research and private companies. Its main fields of activities concern marine sciences and technologies, life sciences and biotechnologies, information technologies.

Its three main missions are:

  1. Incubation: To sustain the creation of start-up companies and innovative projects, especially from research laboratories.
  2. Development of cooperative programmes: To pull innovation capacities towards promising market axis, through the set up of large collective R&D programs, implying research centres, SMEs, enterprises and the public sector.
  3. Animation and promotion of the territory:
    a) Organisation of international events
    b) Organisation of collective missions to develop international cooperation with international poles of excellence.

pays du brestThe Employment agency of Pays de Brest

The Employment agency is a tool  dedicated to territorial economic development.

The Employment Agency represents:

A territorial project expression of territorial and politic strategy concerning employment constructed and shared between government representatives, French Job Centre and local territorial authorities.

A tool dedicated to territory shared observation, economical and employment needs analysis, anticipation of economic change, and development of projects aimed to support full employment: “Observe in order to act”.

A tool dedicated to partnership, coordinating and organising synergies in conjunction with the local main actors.

An anchoring tool for the public territorial employment service.

dieppeThe Dieppe Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dieppe CCI) is a public institution made up of business representatives and executives representing the sectors of the industry, trade and services present in the district. It corresponds to a large extent to the Dieppe area labour market. It is composed of a deliberative assembly made up of elected members and of different services responsible for implementing their economic policy.
A team of men and women who work on a daily basis for the economic development of the territory.

Under INTERREG III: Dieppe CCI was the leader of the project “Development of the Normandy / Sussex territory” between 2005 and 2007, associated with East Sussex County Council, Dieppe Maritime, Dieppe Town Council and the Department of Seine Maritime.

Under Interreg IV, Dieppe CCI has led the DEEDS Programme, developed between 2011 and 2012, associated with Sussex Entreprise and Dieppe Maritime. The goal: to promote the development of cross-border economic exchanges between enterprises, based on sectors and networks active in Sussex and the Dieppe area (clusters, clubs, associations, etc.).

technopole cherbourgTECHNOPOLE Cherbourg Normandie

Technopole Cherbourg Normandie is a private association based in Cherbourg Octeville.

It contributes to local and regional economic development in the areas of energy and marine technologies and supports higher education and research.

Technopole Cherbourg Normandie is in charge of:

•Enhancing and promoting the skills and expertise of Higher Education and Research of the Cotentin

•Federating actors from Research/Industry/Training in collaborative, innovative and / or European projects.

The 5 mains objectives are:

• contributing to match the skills of students to future needs of industry

• generating innovative projects adapted to the needs of industry

• encouraging the creation of jobs, innovation and skills,

• stimulating transfer of technology and skills between nuclear and MRE sectors

• Increasing regional attractiveness.

Technopole Cherbourg Normandy is also a partner from Lower Normandy in the European INTERREG IV A project “MER-INNOVATE.”

Chi_logo_aquaThe University of Chichester is a vibrant new university split over two campuses – one in the county town of Chichester and one by the sea in Bognor Regis. We believe our University is enriched by having students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds. Higher education should be open to everyone who has the ability and potential to benefit from it, regardless of age, ethnicity, disability or family background. We know from our experience that a diverse student group creates a lively and successful community. Our vision is to be a socially responsible university that is recognised internationally, significant nationally, important regionally and vital locally – not only in teaching and student experience, but also in research and in its diverse communities and the public, private and voluntary sectors. We aspire to be excellent in everything we do and in the services we offer.

The research carried out within the School of Enterprise, Management and Leadership is as you would expect from such a diverse and business facing department – topical, up-to-the-minute and high impact.

The Research Hub, within the department, is central to the coordination of public sector and business led research in the fields of business operations, economics, marketing and tourism. The research disciplines include the public policy, digital media, manufacturing, marine, renewable energy and transport sectors.

Internationally renowned researchers work closely with other research institutions in collaborative projects within the UK and Europe and recent research has impacted on EU policy within the Channel region.

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