Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

MARIBE

Marine Investment for the Blue Economy

MARIBE is exploring cooperation opportunities for companies that combine different Blue Growth and Blue Economy sectors.

The project aims to unlock the potential of multi-use of space and multi-use platforms in the Blue economy (which forms part of the long-term Blue Growth strategy) to support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors as a whole.

Within the Blue Economy, there are new and emerging sectors comprising technologies that are early stage and novel. These Blue Growth sectors have developed independently for the most part without pursuing cooperation opportunities with other sectors.

MARIBE investigates cooperation opportunities for companies within the four key BG sectors in order to develop these companies and their sectors and to promote the multi-use of space in the offshore economy:
• Marine Renewable Energy
• Aquaculture
• Marine Biotechnology
• Seabed Mining

MARIBE partners will work closely with industry stakeholder to develop collaboration, broker partnerships where necessary and assist with the creation of the business plans and implementation plans required to secure investment.

MARIBE project - scheme of marine investment for blue economy
Project reference: 
652629
Topic: 
BG-05-2014
Call for proposals: 
H2020-BG-2014-1
Duration: 
01/03/2015 to 31/08/2016
Funding scheme: 
CSA
Total cost: 
€1,977,951
EU contribution: 
€1,977,951
Coordinator: 
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK