Colin has worked on several French, European and international projects as content provider, data manager and administrative and financial coordinator. Since 2014, he is the Head of the European projects division at Pôle Mer Méditerranée (PMM), an innovation maritime cluster covering 2 French regions (Sud Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur and Occitanie regions) and gathering 420 actors active in the Blue Economy.
He is responsible for the participation of the cluster in European projects as partner and lead partner in various programs: H2020, European Neighborhood Instruments, Interreg programmes (Mediterranean, Italy-France Maritime), COSME, EASME-EMFF calls.
Those projects target key domains of the blue economy of which coastal management, port activities, naval, renewable marine energies, maritime surveillance, marine environment, aquaculture and blue biotechnologies. They also address transversal topics as support to R&D activities, cluster development, voucher schemes, services for the development of SMEs, etc. The list of past and current Eu projects is available here.
In addition, He accompanies cluster’s members, especially SMEs toward European support mechanisms such as H2020 collaborative projects, SME Instrument, Fast Track to Innovation, specific DG Mare calls, etc. The support provided takes different forms: identification of relevant calls, recommendations, help desk, partner search, proof reading, and writing).