BLUE BIO MED is a strategic project funded under Interreg MED Axis 4 on Governance (PANORAMED) that focuses on blue bioeconomy. The project promotes the transformation of Mediterranean blue bioeconomy field toward sustainable development goals through innovation. It supports better governance of innovation policies bridging the transnational governance frameworks active in the Mediterranean area (i.e. UfM, UNEP-MAP, EUSAIR, WestMed, Bluemed Initiative, etc.) with the territorial – regional/national – policy making, assuming the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the common reference grid. Research and Innovation strategies for smart specialization (RIS3) are considered the key entry point to understand and orient the innovation trends and priorities across MED regions and connect transnational cooperation with investments for growth and jobs of the Cohesion Policy.