Call for proposals - Blue Technology: Transfer of innovative solutions to sea basin economies EASME/EMFF/2016/ Closed!


This call for proposals aims to support strategic transnational partnerships to develop joint roadmaps at sea basin level in order to coordinate investments for innovation in a specific high potential blue growth technology, domain or value chain.

This Blue Technology action aims at Technology Readiness Level 5 or higher, i.e. testing/validating applications in a relevant concrete environment. By doing so, the action will support bringing research results to the commercial and industrial sectors faster. This will in turn contribute to generating jobs and business opportunities in the blue economy.


Projects must implement the following core activities, the completion of which is fundamental to realise the objectives of the call:

  1. Develop a joint roadmap including an investment plan for a promising blue growth technology area, domain or value chain at sea basin level.
  2. Mobilise public-private partnerships that will develop two to three bankable/ready-to-invest demonstration projects

Projects are encouraged to implement one or more of the following complementary activities to support the above core activities:

  • Organise workshops and matchmaking events to develop, scope out and fine tune roadmaps and to create public-private partnerships for joint investments in demonstration projects;
  • Provide support to the public-private partnerships in terms of mentoring, coaching, training, investment readiness support, other advisory and financial planning support (e.g. through technical assistance vouchers);
  • Undertake activities that will increase the likelihood of market uptake from the demonstration projects.

The list of complementary activities is non-exhaustive and aims at providing guidance to applicants

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 2,52 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 30 September 2016 - 5 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

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