Three new blue technology projects to be launched

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The European Commission has selected three new projects for funding under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). The new 'Blue technology' projects will help bring research results faster to the market. Grant agreements are being prepared for signature by April 2017.

Projects selected under the Blue technology call for proposals will develop joint roadmaps and bankable demonstration projects in the Atlantic and the North Sea in order to coordinate investments for innovation in a specific high potential blue growth technology, domain or value chain. The three new projects share a total budget of about €2 million.

More information will be published once the selected projects kick off their activities. Stay tuned!

Blue technology projects shortlisted for funding

Project Short description Countries
North Sea Solutions for Innovation in Corrosion for Energy (NeSSIE) The project seeks to deliver new business and investment opportunities in corrosion solutions and new materials for offshore energy installations. The project aims to draw on North Sea region expertise in traditional offshore sectors (i.e. oil and gas, shipbuilding) in order to develop solutions for emerging opportunities in offshore renewable energy sources (wave, tidal and offshore wind energy).

UK, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Sweden

Disruptive and forward-looking opportunities for competitive and sustainable aquaculture (INvertebrateIT) The project aims at developing innovative approaches for the aquaculture sector, particularly using organic wastes for the production of invertebrates to be used for fish feed. The project will bring together public and private stakeholders across the Atlantic sea basin to develop a Joint Roadmap and Investment Plan, with a 5-10 year time frame.  Spain, France, Portugal, the Netherlands,  Ireland
Enabling Technologies and Roadmaps for Offshore Platform Innovation (ENTROPI) The project aims to advance Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) along the value chain to accelerate the deployment of multi-use offshore platforms, particularly for renewables and aquaculture. Focusing on the Atlantic sea basin, the project will develop the investment case for 3 bankable demonstration projects, each supported by a public-private partnership.  UK, France, Portugal, Ireland, Spain


Please note that the disclosure of these shortlisted projects does not constitute a commitment for funding on the part of EASME until the grant agreements will be signed.

Useful links

EU blue growth policy

'Blue Technology' call for proposals

Evaluation results of 'Blue careers' and 'Blue labs' calls

'Blue Labs - innovative solutions for maritime challenges' call for proposals 

'Blue Careers in Europe' call for proposals 


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  • Eric Bouman | Thu, 16/02/2017 - 11:03
    Possibilities for participation NeSSIE Programm

    Dear Sir/ Madam,

    We were wondering whether there are possibilities to participate the NeSSIE programm as being a company specialized in cathodic protection for vessels, harbour quays, jetties and offshore (wind) structures since 1963.

    Currently we are setting up live test facilities to investigate corrosion on the inside of monopiles as different corrosion conditions at various water depths occur internally of the structure.

    To have a further idea of our activities please check the following link:

    We are looking forward in receiving your response with much interest!
    Best regards / Met vriendelijke groet,

    Eric Bouman
    Sales Manager

    MME Group
    Rietdekkerstraat 16
    P.O. Box 4222
    2980 GE Ridderkerk
    The Netherlands

    T: +31(0)180482828
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  • blanclo | Fri, 17/02/2017 - 15:48
    Possibilities for participation NeSSIE Programm

    Dear M. Bouman

    Thank you very much for your interest in the new 'Blue technology' projects and in particular the "North Sea Solutions for Innovation in Corrosion for Energy (NeSSIE)" project. The projects have not started as EASME is currently preparing the grant agreements and expects to sign them with the beneficiaries in during the spring 2017.

    More information will be published once the selected projects kick off their activities. You will then be able to get in touch directly with the Coordinnator of this project. We invite you to have a look on a regular basis at the list of EMFF funded projects.

    Thank you very much

    EASME-emff team

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