ERA NET Blue Bioeconomy - Unlocking the Potential of Aquatic Bioresources

ERA-NET BlueBio launches a call on  Blue Bioeconomy - Unlocking the Potential of Aquatic Bioresources with deadline 14 September 2020.


Full Proposal – 14 September, 2020 (13:00h CET)

Publication Date:

08 June 2020

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Short Call Abstract:

Facilitate the transfer, (i. e logistics, preservation and transportation) of bio-resources from harvest (catch or production) to processing to ensure e.g. traceability, quality, sustainability, and the necessary quantity or pre-processing of the bio-resources for conversion into products for the market. This entails also the supply systems to primary producers for aspects affecting the bio-resources as it moves further in the value chain.

RRI is implemented as a package that includes the take up of ethics in the research and innovation content and process. Thus, for all activities supported by the European Union, ethics is an integral part of research from beginning to end of each project. Details of the species and rationale for animal use, nature of the experiments, procedures and techniques as well as the justification of animal use and a lack of alternatives to animal use should be specified in the RRI section of each full proposal.

In order to implement the RRI aspects we expect projects to address

  • involvement of stakeholders in dialogues to make informed decisions about safe, healthy and sustainable food
  • societal matters and public attitudes towards bio-based products and services to develop acceptable products and services in the markets
  • policymaking in bio-based research, innovation and technology development
  • improving the professional skills and competences of those working and being trained to work within the blue bioeconomy
  • training and mobility of personnel
  • Funded projects will be invited to workshops (a learning platform) to develop and implement good RRI practices.

One of the main goals of the call is to facilitate the transfer of projects’ results to society (particularly, to scientific educators, science-policy makers and industry actors), for their further use/implementation in future programs at local, national or EU level in order to improve the use bio-based products and related services to the market and to prepare a new generation of marine biotechnologists. In this process, the role of Human Capacity Building and, more specifically, of training and mobility tools for the actors involved in workplan of the projects is fundamental

SSH aspects (keywords/disciplines):

sociology, economics, political science

Specific participation requirements (optional):

The following partner countries will provide funds to the call: Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Romania, and Spain.

The applicants to this call will get guidance from the Call Secretariat and the National Contacts of the BlueBio consortium listed in Annex 1. The participation of up to five applicants not requesting funding from partner countries of the consortium or other countries is allowed. These partners will not count in the required minimum number of eligible partners and countries and cannot apply as coordinators of the research proposal consortium.

The transnational consortium must consist of at least three independent eligible legal entities from at least three BlueBio partner countries