Innovation and European projects

​​ Som-InnPort

SOM-INN PORT, the Port de Tarragona Innovation Ecosystem

The Tarragona Port Authority is committed to promoting open innovation in the Port de Tarragona , which is why we have created Som-Inn Port, a participatory area for both the port community and our stakeholders, to foster innovation in processes, services and business models in the Port de Tarragona . ​


If you would like to know more, go to the Som-Inn Port website andthe Som-Inn Port social media sites, or contact the Port Authority Department of Innovation Studies.


To promote innovation in the processes and services that the Port de Tarragona offers to its clients.

To cooperate – to create and implement a wide range of innovative ideas and projects in the common interest.

To foster shared knowledge and the culture of innovation.

To promote the innovative talents of the Port de Tarragona and the members of the Innovation Ecosystem at an international level.

To implement benchmarking to share knowledge, experiences and good practices in innovation.

To back professional talent in the Port de Tarragona and Innovation Ecosystem members.

To promote participation in European Innovation Projects.

To create a unique experience in innovation for the port area.


Essential Aspects of Open Innovation

Competitive Monitoring: trending exploration groups will be identifying innovation challenges, which are then put into action using a virtual cooperation platform.

Co-innovation through Design Thinking: Multidisciplinary teams will design ideas and concepts focused on resolving the challenges of innovation in a creative manner. This process will involve centre users, and be led by experts in Design Thinking.

The Rapid Development of Prototypes: This involves a rapid development and validation programme of the prototypes and pilot plans that have emerged from the co-innovation process, using Sprint methodology with the participation of technical experts in prototyping.

Training in Corporate Innovation: A corporate innovation training programme, divided into several stages (based on the innovation maturity of each organisation), which will help each participatory organisation develop its own innovation culture and abilities.

Networking among Som-Inn Port Members: Follow-up meetings and networking between members of the Innovation Ecosystem to find out what other members are doing, sharing experiences and best practices, etc.


Som-Inn Port
Passeig de l'Escullera s/n, 43004 Tarragona
977 259 400 (Ext. 1210)
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