ERA-NET Cofund on Blue Bioeconomy—Unlocking the potential of aquatic bioresources (BlueBio Cofund) (39779)

Project Details


The ERA-NET Cofund BlueBio will act to unlock the potential of aquatic bio-resources to create jobs, economic growth and provide food, nutrition and bio-based products and services. Thus, paving the way for a sustainable and competitive Blue Bioeconomy in Europe. 

The goal is to identify new and improve existing ways of bringing bio-based products and services to the market and find new ways of creating value in the Blue bioeconomy. 

The objectives of BlueBio are to establish a coordinated R&D funding scheme that will strengthen Europe’s position in this complex economic field in a global market. This will primarily be achieved by engaging funding agencies to implement a cofundedcall focusing on Blue Knowledge and technological developments to respond to needs and gaps for R&I.

The consortium has committed budgets making a strong co-funded call leveraging well the Commission's requests. BlueBio builds upon the networks, achievements and strategies obtained in the COFASP and ERA-MBT ERA-NETs and JPI Oceans, and will leverage the JPI Oceans role as a coordination platform. The consortium aims to implement 2-4 additional calls, developed through stakeholder engagement, and identifying new funding initiatives. 

BlueBio will implement a range of related activities which can add value to the cofounded projects and better address the impact of R&I projects. BlueBio will enhance valorisation from the actors in the Blue Bioeconomy sector, identify and address R&I needs of industry and society. Communications activities will support BlueBio and the funded projects to realise tangible impacts. Emphasis will be placed on the creation of pre-commercial outputs aimed at accelerating commercialisation and competitive deployment. BlueBio's directions and legacy will be informed bystrategic forward-looking processes involving all stakeholders in identifying needs and gaps along the value chains.

National Institute of Aquatic Resources, DTU Aqua
Norges Forskningsråd, Norway (coordinator)
Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Fonds Flankerend Economisch en Innovatiebeleid, Belgium
Ministarstvo Znanosti i Obrazovanja, Croatia
Innovation Fund Denmark, Denmark
Sihtasutus Eesti Teadusagentuur, Estonia
Maaeluministeerium, Estonia
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland
Agence Nationale dela Recherche, France
Region Bretagne, France
Bundesministeriumfür Bildung und Forschung, Germany
ForschungszentrumJulich Gmbh, Germany
Bundesministeriumfür Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz, Germany
Bundesanstalt fürLandwirtschaft und Ernährung, Germany
Geniki Grammatia Erevnas Kai Technologias, Greece
Rannsoknamidstod Islands, Iceland
Marine Institute, Ireland
Science Foundation Ireland, Ireland
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Universita' e della Ricerca,Italy
Innovasjon Norge, Norway
Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia, Portugal
Fundo Regional para a Ciencia e Tecnologia, Portugal
Unitatea Executiva Pentru Finantarea InvatamantuluiSuperior, A Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii Si Inovarii, Romania
Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnologico Industrial, Spain
Agencia Estatal deInvestigacion, Spain
Vastra GotalandsLans Landsting, Sweden
Forskningsrådet förMiljö, Areella, Näringar och Samhällsbyggande, Sweden
Office of the Prime Minister, Malta

The project is funded by Innovation Fund Denmark and EU H2020.

Effective start/end date01/12/201801/06/2024


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