Blue Bioeconomy – Open call for pre-proposals

Given decision: 2019-05-01 00:00

ERA-NET BlueBio COFUND | 17 December 2018 From biomass |to products | to markets |to consumers The joint call on the Blue Bioeconomy is supported by 16 countries with a total budget of 29,25 million Euro

In general projects should explore innovative, yet sustainable and climate-friendly utilisation of aquatic biomass at different trophic levels, as well as sustainable harvesting, and novel aquaculture production systems targeting a range of existing or new markets, products (food, feed, chemistry, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, etc. applying a food first principle). The aim is to create, test, upscale and bring to the market new knowledge-intensive products and services derived from a diversity of aquatic biomass. The aquatic biomass in question may have either marine or freshwater origin. Projects may also seek synergies with land-based production. Projects should describe which part of the value chain being focused and give an indication of the technology readiness level (TRL) before and after the project. For projects that only focus on part of the value chain, impact and consequences of new methods or products should be considered in a wider value chain perspective.

The proposals should seek to be complementary with or adding to other projects funded under FP7 and Horizon 2020, ERA-NETs, BBI JU or other funding schemes, both ongoing and recently finished. They should reflect awareness of the objectives of running projects in relevant fields to avoid overlap. Proposed projects must demonstrate industry involvement.

For detailed information on background, scope, priority areas, deadlines, criteria and more, please visit the BlueBio COFUND website External link.

Contact Formas

Petra Wallberg
phone: +46 8 775 41 27, +46 72 205 62 95

Updated:1 May 2019