Blue Labs: Innovative solutions for maritime challenges
The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises ("EASME"), acting under the powers delegated by the European Commission is launching a call for proposals with a view to concluding grant agreements for projects in the field of Blue Labs: innovative solutions for maritime challenges. This call is launched in accordance with the 2016 Work Programme for the Implementation of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).
This action aims at promoting innovative "laboratories" to pilot new and viable solutions addressing selected maritime and marine challenges and opportunities in the blue economy. The focus of this action is to support a novel way of working, where young scientists supported by researchers, industry and local stakeholders, team up to develop innovative solutions to support the development of a sustainable blue economy, while preserving marine resources and ecosystems. In order to ensure the EU added value of supported activities, the development of solutions have to be tailored to the specific problems or needs of one or more sea basins surrounding the EU coasts (Mediterranean, Atlantic, North Sea, Baltic Sea, Black Sea).
Full details of the call and related documentation are available on the European Commission website.