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Blue Bioeconomy 2nd Additional Call

The call with a budget of approx. 8 million Euro, supported by 8 countries, aims to facilitate research and innovation to underpin sustainable and circular management and use of natural resources.

Description

The call with a budget of approx. 8 million Euro, supported by 8 countries, aims to facilitate research and innovation to underpin sustainable and circular management and use of natural resources.

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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

€ 8,000,000

Duration

Jun 2021 - Jan 2022

Type of action

Joint Call

Lead countries

Norway

Participating countries

Belgium
Denmark
Estonia
Ireland
Iceland
Italy
Malta

This call aims to facilitate research and innovation to underpin sustainable and circular management and use of natural resources. This will encompass an integrated food systems approach to ensure ecosystem integrity and resilience. Furthermore, acceptability, trust, transparency, and innovation uptake by citizens are key to developing the Blue Bioeconomy sector. To this end the production and consumption of safe and healthy food and bio-based products (food and nutrition security) is vital and this call will address market and socioeconomic aspects of the value chain to foster solutions to these issues.

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

Participation in the call

10 partners from 8 countries have contributed approximately 8 million EUR to the call. The following partner countries will provide funds: Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta and Norway. 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.

Call timeline

8 June: launch of the call
15 June: online brokerage event, part 1 (presentation of the call and submission tool)
21 June: online brokerage event, part 2 (matchmaking sessions on b2match)
20 September: submission deadline for pre-proposals

Brokerage event

A brokerage event will be organised with b2match on 15 and 21 June 2021. The  b2match tool can also be used to schedule more 1:1 meetings until 21 July 2021.