A new €11 million call, BlueBio ERA-NET Additional Call Presentation and Brokerage Event, targets supply systems in the blue bioeconomy: logistics and transportation – from harvest to processing.
BlueBio aims at achieving a sustainable and competitive blue bioeconomy in Europe. The goal is to generate knowledge for blue bioeconomy value chains and improve the transfer of bio-based products and services from research, innovation and demonstrations to production scale implementing the multi-actor-approach.
BlueBio launches calls to attract projects that work on the use and value-added of aquatic biomass in integrated value chains from primary production to processing, generating innovative products and services within the bioeconomy. The scope of the current 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 traceability, quality, sustainability and the necessary quantity or pre-processing of the bio-resources for conversion into products for the market. This also includes the supply systems to primary producers for aspects affecting the bio-resources as it moves further in the value chain.
Thirteen partners from 12 countries have contributed €11 million to the call. The partner countries that will provide funds are Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Malta, Norway, Romania and Spain. All projects are open to partners from all countries, as long as they bring their own funds. Each project must include at least three partners from three countries and at least one industry partner.
The call timeline is:
- June 8: Launch of the call.
- June 10: Registration for the brokerage event on b2match is open.
- June 18: Online brokerage event, part 1 (presentation of the call and submission tool, elevator pitches from potential applicants).
- June 25: Online brokerage event, part 2 (1:1 meetings between potential applicants on b2match).
- September 14: Submission deadline for pre-proposals.
The brokerage event will be organized 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).
More information here.