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Blue Bioeconomy 1st Additional Call

The call with a budget of 11 million Euro is targeted specifically on supply systems in the blue bioeconomy: logistics and transportation – from harvest to processing.

Description

The call with a budget of 11 million Euro is targeted specifically on supply systems in the blue bioeconomy: logistics and transportation – from harvest to processing.

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  • Pre-announced
  • Launched
  • Open for submission of pre-proposals
  • Evaluation pre-proposals
  • Open for submission of full proposals
  • Evaluation full proposals
  • Project selection
  • Concluded

Overview

Funding

€ 11,000,000

Duration

Jun 2020 - May 2021

Type of action

ERA-Net Cofund

Lead countries

Norway

Participating countries

Belgium
Croatia
Denmark
Estonia
Greece
Iceland
Ireland
Latvia
Malta
Norway
Portugal
Romania
Spain

The scope of the call is to fund projects that facilitate the transfer (i.e. logistics, preservation and transportation) of bio-resources from harvest (catch or production) to processing to ensure e.g. traceability, quality, sustainability and the necessary quantity or pre-processing of the bio-resources for conversion into products for the market. This entails also the supply systems to primary producers for aspects affecting the bio-resources as it moves further in the value chain.

 

The official call text document can be found on the submission portal

Participation in the call

14 partners from 13 countries have contributed 11 million EUR to the call. The following partner countries will provide funds: Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Malta, Norway, Portugal (Azores), Romania and Spain. Partners from countries not participating in the Call may join consortia but participation will be at the institutions' own expense. 

Each project must include at least three partners from three countries and has to include at least one industry partner.

There is two options to find partners on European level.

  1. Option 1
  2. Option 2  

There is also a partnering platform included in the submission tool.

Call timeline

8 June: launch of the call

10 June: registration for the brokerage event on b2match is open

18 June: online brokerage event, part 1 (presentation of the call and submission tool, elevator pitches from potential applicants)

25 June: online brokerage event, part 2 (1:1 meetings between potential applicants on b2match)

14 September: submission deadline for pre-proposals

Brokerage event

A brokerage event will be organised with b2match on June 18 and 25, 2020. The  b2match tool can also be used to schedule more 1:1 meetings until September 14, 2020 (which is also the submission deadline for pre-proposals).