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
|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.