HORIZON Europe Call – Sea to fork transparency and consumer engagement | 6 October 2021

Deadline: 6 October
Budget: 10.000.000 €
Countries:

Algeria, France, Italy, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia

Themes:

  • Marine and Coastal Tourism (O2/P4)

Objective:
A successful proposal should support the farm to fork’s strategy objective of a transition to fair, healthy, climate-resilient and climate- and environment-friendly food systems from primary production to consumption, notably the target of at least 25% of the EU’s agricultural land under organic farming by 2030 and a significant increase in organic aquaculture, by evaluating the conditions and proposing scenarios relating to knowledge and innovation for reaching this target

Description:

In line with the European Green Deal objectives, the farm to fork strategy for a fair healthy and environmentally friendly food system, the EU bioeconomy strategy and blue growth strategy, the successful proposal will support consumer engagement to a more sustainable, environmentally friendly, inclusive, safe and healthy seafood consumption through innovative information strategies and tools.

Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

  • Sustainably fished or farmed nutritious seafood with a low ecological and carbon footprint is well-communicated, well-accepted and preferred by consumers.
  • Identification of key bottlenecks to achieve a fully transparent seafood value chain in Europe, including the assessment of criteria for consumers’ non-acceptance.

More information

More information at the call webpage

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EU4Business: Connecting Companies – 2nd Call for proposals | 30 September 2021

Deadline: 30 September 2021, 17:00h Brussels time
Budget: 60.000 €
Countries:

Lead applicants: EU Member states (ES, FR, IT, MT, PT)
Co-applicants: EU Member states and Eastern Partnership countries

Themes:

  • Marine and Coastal Tourism (O2/P4)

 

Description:

Actions are to the implemented (B2B matchings and Study visits) in the following sectors:

  • Wine sector
  • Tourism sector
  • Textiles sector
  • Creative Industries

Deadline to submit proposals: 30 SEPTEMBER 2021 | 17:00 (Brussels time)

Applications must be submitted online through the EU4Business: Connection Companies Submission System. For any question regarding technical problems encountered during the online submission of the applications please write an email to eu4bcc@eurochambres.eu.

Any clarification to this call should be sent to the same email address before September 9th, 2021 at 17:00 (Brussels time). All the questions as well as their respective answers will be published (anonymously) in the section FAQ below by September 20th, 2021 latest. Likewise, it is suggested to periodically consult the afore-mentioned site to be duly informed of the published questions and answers.

Candidates interested to apply are invited to submit an application in accordance with the rules set out in the call for proposals.

In order to submit your proposal please follow this link

 

More information

More information at EU4Business website: https://connectingcompanies.eu/index.php/calls/

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DigiCirc open call – Blue Economy accelerator programme | Deadline: 8 September 2021

Deadline: 8 september 2021 (extended from 3 August 2021)
Budget: 20.000 € (Phase 1)/ 5 best ranked consortia: additional 100.000 €
Countries: PT, ES, MT, IT, FR

Themes:

  • Fisheries/ Aquaculture (O2/P2)
  • Marine pollution and circular economy (O2/P4)
  • Maritime Renewable Energy (O2/ P5)
  • Maritime Research and innovation (O2)
  • Shipping and Ports (O2/P4)
  • Marine and Coastal Tourism (O2/P4)

 

Objective

DigiCirc is looking for European SMEs/Start-ups that can use digital tools and apply cutting-edge solutions in the circular economy by addressing specific challenges in the domain of Blue Economy.

 

How does it work?

With the second open call, DigiCirc will select a minimum of 15 consortia, composed of at least 2 SMEs/Startups, that will develop innovative solutions focused on digital technologies by addressing the Blue Economy challenges . SMEs will be given the opportunity to use the DigiCirc Matchmaking Platform to look for other SMEs in case they need a partner to build a consortium.

The selected consortia will get a direct funding of up to €20.000 and the opportunity to integrate a highly intensive and innovative 12 weeks-long innovation support programme, divided in two phases, where they will be able to develop their business plans and adapt their solutions for the targeted area (Phase 1); and demonstrate their solutions in relevant environment as well as shape their commercial strategy (Phase 2).

At the end of the accelerator programme, the 5 best ranked consortia will be selected to receive further funding of €100.000. They will have up to 6 months to develop their prototype and make tests in an operational environment in view of a commercial launch.

More information

Visit the digicirc blue economy call website

 

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EEA Call | #2 – Business Development, Innovation and SMEs | Deadline 30 June 2021

Deadline: 3o June 2021
Budget: 200.000-1.000.000 €
Countries: PT

Themes:

  • Fisheries/ Aquaculture (O2/P2)
  • Marine pollution and circular economy (O2/P4)
  • Maritime Renewable Energy (O2/ P5)
  • Maritime Research and innovation (O2)

This Open Call aims to finance Portuguese enterprises to develop, apply and commercialize innovative products and technologies, especially SMEs

The main objective of this call is to finance enterprises to develop, apply, and commercialize innovative products and technologies. This call will also promote cooperation between enterprises and research institutions, in order to foster user-driven research-based innovation.

Eligible promoters: SMEs  and large enterprises with no more than 25% public ownership, established as legal persons in Portugal are considered eligible applicants of projects.

The scope of projects eligible for funding under this Call are the following:

  • Develop innovative products/ technologies/ processes for the Blue Growth sector;
  • Commercialize innovative products/ technologies/ processes for the Blue Growth sector;
  • Apply innovative blue technologies/ processes/ solutions (new-to-the enterprise) including investments to increase production capacity (excluding fisheries);
  • Business development from early innovation stage up to testing of new technologies and supporting their first presentation to the market (piloting and demonstration facilities)

More information

Visit the EEA Grants website

Submit your application here

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EEA Call | SGS #1 – Initiatives for business growth in Startups Supported | Deadline 31 May 2021

Deadline: 31 May 2021
Budget: 50.000-150.000  €
Countries: PT

Themes:

  • Fisheries/ Aquaculture (O2/P2)
  • Marine pollution and circular economy (O2/P4)
  • Maritime Renewable Energy (O2/ P5)
  • Maritime Research and innovation (O2)

This Open Call aims to finance initiatives for business growth in Portuguese startups and enterprises to develop, apply and commercialize innovative products and technologies.

 

The main objective of this Call is to finance initiatives for business growth in startups enterprises to develop, apply and commercialize innovative products and technologies. This call will also promote cooperation between enterprises and research institutions, in order to foster user-driven research-based innovation.

Eligible promoters: SMEs established as legal persons in Portugal are considered eligible applicants of projects.

The projects supported by this call will contribute to increase competitiveness, sustainability and profitability among Portuguese startups and bring more innovation in their products, services and processes within the focus are of Blue Growth.

Eligible Sectors:

  • Fisheries/aquaculture (development of innovative products and technologies in fisheries/ fish farming sector)
  • Fish and seafood transformation industry
  • Commercial ports
  • Ocean renewable energy sector
  • Maritime industry, including innovative maritime transport technologies
  • etc

More information
Visit the EEA Grants website

Submit your application here

 

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EEA Call | 2º Aviso#3 – Apoio ao aumento de eficiência de recursos ligados às empresas do setor marítimo | Deadline May 31 2021

Deadline: 31 May 2021
Budget: 1.500.000 €
Countries: PT

Themes:

  • Maritime Pollution and circular economy

 

Este concurso visa o financiamento de empresas para o desenvolvimento de produtos e tecnologias já disponíveis no mercado ou desenvolvimento de novos, utilizando o lixo marinho como matéria-prima.

O principal objetivo deste aviso visa o financiamento de empresas que, desenvolvam produtos e tecnologias inovadoras acrescentando valor às já existentes no mercado ou criando novas. O resultado esperado, baseia-se na questão da eficicência de recursos assente numa economia circular, que promova o apoio de empresas que utilizem o lixo marinho como matéria-prima, ou que criei condições de recolha para utilização como matéria-prima secundária de terceiros.

Promotores elegíveis: São considerados promotores elegíveis as PMEs e as grandes empresas (com menos de 25% de capitais públicos) estabelecidas legalmente em Portugal.

O convite permanecerá aberto até às 12:00:00 de Portugal Continental do dia 31-05-2021.

Mais informações

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UNDP – Ocean Innovation Challenge – Call Sustainable Fisheries | Deadline 9 May 2021

Deadline: 9 May 2021
Budget: 50.000-250.000 USD
Countries: TN, DZ, MA, MR, LY

Themes:

  • Fisheries and Aquaculture

The UNDP Ocean Innovation Challenge is looking for innovative solutions promoting sustainable fisheries to receive support up to 250K USD. Application deadline: 9 May 2021.

Over the years, the international community has taken important steps to promote sustainable fishing, such as the FAO’s Code of Conduct on Responsible Fishing, the 1995 UN Fish Stocks Agreement, and through the work of various regional fisheries agreements and RFMOs. Nevertheless, progress on key SDG 14 targets pertaining to sustainable fisheries has lagged and the main target, 14.4, was clearly not met in 2020.

Recognizing the increasing urgency of addressing unsustainable fishing, the second OIC Challenge, launched in March 2021, seeks innovative solutions that address one or more of the following SDG 14 targets:

Project proponents can include governments, private companies (including start-ups), NGO/CSO, United Nations entities, academic institutions, and intergovernmental organizations.

Over the years, the international community has taken important steps to promote sustainable fishing, such as the FAO’s Code of Conduct on Responsible Fishing, the 1995 UN Fish Stocks Agreement, and through the work of various regional fisheries agreements and RFMOs. Nevertheless, progress on key SDG 14 targets pertaining to sustainable fisheries has lagged and the main target, 14.4, was clearly not met in 2020.

Recognizing the increasing urgency of addressing unsustainable fishing, the second OIC Challenge, launched in March 2021, seeks innovative solutions that address one or more of the following SDG 14 targets:

Project proponents can include governments, private companies (including start-ups), NGO/CSO, United Nations entities, academic institutions, and intergovernmental organizations.

More information on the call-page of the ocean innovation challenge website

 

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Aide au développement de navires et bateaux innovants améliorer la performance énergétique ou environnementale

Deadline: 30 April 2021
Budget: 15 Million euro
Countries: FR

Themes:

  • Fisheries and Aquaculture

FranceAgriMer met en place un programme d’aide  aux  projets d’investissements pour le développement de navires et bateaux innovants pour permettre d’améliorer la performance énergétique ou environnementale par appel à projets (bientôt disponible). Les dossiers seront traités par un appel à projets dans la limite d’une enveloppe de 15 M€ qui se clôturera le 30/04/2021

Les modalités de mise en œuvre de ce programme d’aide sont disponibles dans la décision INTV-POP-010 téléchargeable ci-dessous, dans la zone « documents associés ».

Les dossiers seront déposés par un opérateur disposant d’un N° SIRET via le remplissage d’un formulaire en ligne permettant de renseigner les éléments suivants :

  • L’identification du porteur ;
  • La localisation de l’opération ;
  • Description du projet prévisionnel notamment en regard des critères de sélection;
  • La liste des dépenses prévues ;
  • Le montant d’aide demandé.

L’opération ne peut être éligible que si elle n’est pas commencée au moment du dépôt (pas de devis signé ou accepté avant le dépôt notamment).

En savoir plus: Aide au développement de navires et bateaux innovants améliorer la performance énergétique ou environnementale | FranceAgriMer – établissement national des produits de l’agriculture et de la mer

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Call for Grants for small-scale fishers in the Mediterranean

Deadline: 15 May 2021
Budget: 5.000-20.000 euro
Countries: ES, FR, IT

Themes:

  • Fisheries

Funding is available from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) to advance Mediterranean small-scale fisheries towards sustainability

The Grants are a way for WWF to support small-scale fisheries on their path towards sustainability by accelerating the use of funding available from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). Grants are reserved for fishers committed to submitting a Request for Funds to the National Authorities that manage the EMFF.

The WWF CALL FOR GRANTS pursues the following objectives:
• To provide Mediterranean small-scale fishers with the necessary co-financing and technical assistance to apply to EMFF for implementing actions towards a more sustainable fishing;
• To improve small-scale fishers’ capacity to apply to the EMFF;
• To increase small scale fishers’ interest in the EMFF and to accelerate the use of available funds to accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable fishing;
• To accelerate the implementation of the Regional Plan of Action on Small-Scale Fisheries (RPOA-SSF) of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean
(GFCM).

All information and document library available here

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EMFF Call | Algae and Climate

Deadline: 31 May 2021
Budget: 250.000 euro
Countries: ES, FR, IT, MT, PT
Participation in this call is also open to all natural and legal persons established in a third country, which has a special agreement with the European Union in the field of public procurement on the conditions laid down in that agreement
Themes:

  • Fisheries/ Aquaculture
  • Maritime pollution and circular economy

EASME is launching this call for tenders in order to conclude a service contract for a study aimed to investigate the use of algae cultivation and its potential contribution to the EU’s climate objectives.

EASME wishes to enter into a service contract to assess the potential of algae to contribute to the EU’s climate, food and biodiversity strategies under the 2019 EU Green Deal proposal resetting the Commission’s commitment to achieving zero emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050 with economic growth decoupled from resource use.

The purpose of this service is to provide the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries with a basic background knowledge and up-to-date information that can increase the evidence base for the contribution of the Blue Economy to the EU’s Green Deal. The focus should be put on the costs, impact and benefits of scaling up production of marine algae through aquaculture in the EU.

The services to be delivered will cover all EU Member States, including their Outermost Regions.

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