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BlueBio Call Announcement

The call is targeted on supply systems in the blue bioeconomy: logistics and transportation – from harvest to processing. 

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.

Call text document for additional information

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. All projects are open to partners from all countries, as far as they bring their own funds. 

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

There is an option to find partners on European level.

Links: 

http://een.ec.europa.eu/tools/services/SearchCenter/Search/ProfileSimpleSearch?shid=32db25cb-726f-43b0-8b5f-7742d0935799

https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/how-to-participate/partner-search

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

https://www.submission-bluebio.eu/partnersearch

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

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

Please note that participants need to register to attend the information meeting.