BlueBio joint call received strong response

The ERA-NET Cofund on the Blue Bioeconomy - Unlocking the Potential of Aquatic Bioresources (BlueBio) supports public-to-public partnerships between Member States and Associated Countries.  Their first call focussed on projects that explore innovative, yet sustainable and climate-friendly utilisation of aquatic biomass at different trophic levels. While aiming to create, test, upscale and bring to the market new knowledge-intensive products and services derived from a diversity of aquatic biomass, this call also required active involvement of industry.

By closing date of the call on March 17th, eighty-three project (pre-)proposals were submitted: Forty-one focussed on ‘Exploring new bioresources’; twenty-three on ‘Exploring improvements in fisheries and aquaculture’; fourteen on ‘Exploring synergies across sectors’ and five on ‘Exploring Biotechnology and ICT’. Pre-proposals will be selected at the beginning of June and will be invited for full proposal submission afterwards. The deadline for full proposal submission is September 17th, 2019.

For more information, visit the BlueBio website

 

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