The Marine Institute is delighted to advise that the 1st Transnational Call for research proposals under the ERA-NET BlueBio (Blue Bioeconomy – Unlocking the Potential of Aquatic Bioresources) Co-fund is now open. The aim is to create, test, upscale and bring to the market new knowledge-intensive products and services derived from a diversity of aquatic biomass. Proposals may be submitted under four priority areas as follows:
- Priority area 1: Exploring new bio-resources
- Priority area 2: Exploring improvements in fisheries and aquaculture
- Priority area 3: Exploring synergies across sectors
- Priority area 4: Exploring Biotechnology and ICT
The funding available for Irish partners is 1,500,000 Euro, which is being funded by the Marine Institute (€1m) and Science Foundation Ireland (€0.5m). A summary of the National Funding Guidelines are published on the BlueBio ERA-NET website. If you have queries please email funding [at] marine [dot] ie or the nominated national contact points listed in the BlueBio call documents.
Closing Date for Pre-Propoals - 17 March 2019 at 13:00 Central European Time (12 noon Irish Time).
A brokerage event will be held in Norway on 30 January 2019.The detailed National Funding Guidelines, FAQ and proposed information sessions will be posted on the Marine Institute website over the coming days.