Call for proposals 2019 - BlueInvest Grants : Investing in Blue Innovation EMFF-BEW-2019 Closed!


The objectives of this call for proposals are to:

  1. Help innovative technologies and/or maritime services improve their market readiness and advance towards market entry
  2. Facilitate scaling up business models and service concepts
  3. De-risk investment in these projects to facilitate their access to other financing schemes for the next stages of their activities.


In order to achieve the objectives above, proposals should:

  1. contribute towards the establishment of a product and/or service in the blue economy and
  2. contribute to one or more EU political objectives including lower greenhouse gas emissions, a more circular economy, energy security, adaptation to climate change, inclusion of coastal communities, creation of high-value blue economy jobs, better protection, sustainable use of natural or cultural capital and/or
  3. shift existing activities towards these goals.

European community funding

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

  • 22,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 27 February 2020 - more than one year 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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