Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Nearly €49 million requested for H2020 Blue Growth projects

Creation date: February 19, 2016

INEA has received 17 project proposals by the 17 February deadline of the Blue Growth call, requesting €48.56 million in total EU funding. The total available budget for the two call's topics managed by INEA is €9 million. Evaluation of the project proposals will start in mid-March.


The topics open for submission were:

  • Transport: BG-02-2016-2017 High value-added specialised vessel concepts enabling more efficient servicing of emerging coastal and offshore activities (available budget: €7 million) 
  • Energy: BG-03-2016 Multi-use of the oceans' marine space, offshore and near-shore: compatibility, regulations, environmental and legal issues (available budget: €2 million) 


Nine proposals were submitted and €33.8 million requested for the BG-02-2016-2017 topic and eight proposals and €14.8 million for the BG-03-2016 topic.


Evaluation of both topics is expected to start in mid-March 2016.


External evaluators of project proposals are drawn from the European Commission's independent expert database. The Commission is looking to expand the database through a call for experts covering a very broad range of fields. If you fit the expert profile and would like to be considered as a proposal evaluator, please sign up in the Participant Portal.