1st BlueBio Joint Call

Basic Information

The Cofund is the result of a collaboration between JPI Oceans and the former ERA-NETS COFASP and ERA MBT and consists of 27 partners from 16 countries.

Network BlueBio
Website https://bluebioeconomy.eu/first-call/
Aim of the joint call In general projects should explore innovative, yet sustainable and climate-friendly utilisation of aquatic biomass at different trophic levels, as well as sustainable harvesting, and novel aquaculture production systems targeting a range of existing or new markets, products (food, feed, chemistry, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, etc. applying a food first principle). The aim is to create, test, upscale and bring to the market new knowledge-intensive products and services derived from a diversity of aquatic biomass. The aquatic biomass in question may have either marine or freshwater origin. Projects may also seek synergies with land-based production. Projects should describe which part of the value chain being focused and give an indication of the technology readiness level (TRL) before and after the project. For projects that only focus on part of the value chain, impact and consequences of new methods or products should be considered in a wider value chain perspective.
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 17/12/2018
Deadline Pre-Proposal 18/03/2019 Submitted proposal: 83
Deadline Full-Proposal 16/09/2019 Submitted proposal: 35
Evaluation End Date 12/11/2019 Successful proposal: 29 Proposals funded: 19
Is call co-funded? Yes
Call follow up funding
  • There are mechanisms in place to monitor
Call reasons
  • Achieving critical mass
  • Access to expertise from different countries
  • Addressing specific scientific and technological issues
  • Addressing specific policy issues
Research fields
  • Biotechnology
  • Food, agriculture and fisheries
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Industrial production
Type of research
  • Basic research
  • Applied Research
Target groups
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations
Participating networks

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Belgium Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO)
Belgium Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
Croatia Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (MSES-MZOS)
Denmark Innovation Fund Denmark (Innofond)
Estonia Estonian Science Foundation (ETAG)
Estonia Ministry of Rural Affairs (MEM)
Finland Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MMM)
Germany Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Germany Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)
Greece General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT)
Iceland Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS)
Ireland Marine Institute (MI)
Ireland Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Italy Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)
Malta Malta Council for Science & Technology (MCST)
Norway Innovation Norway (IN)
Norway Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Portugal Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
Portugal Regional Fund for Science and Technology (FRCT)
Romania Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)
Spain Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI)
Spain Spanish State Research Agency (AEI)
Sweden Region Västra Götaland (GOTALANDS)
Sweden Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS)

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
AquaHeal3D 3D Printed Biomarine Wound Healing Accelerant 01/01/2020 31/12/2022 3
AquaHealth Microalgae Microbiomes – A natural source for the prevention... 01/05/2020 30/04/2023 6
AquaTech4Feed Novel sustainable aquaculture technologies for the productio... 15/05/2020 14/05/2023 8
BESTBROOD Identification of broodstock performance indicators and mark... 01/09/2020 31/08/2023 7
BIOZOOSTAIN Sustainable utilization of zooplankton as by-products 01/09/2020 31/08/2023 8
BlueCC Commercial exploitation of marine collagen and chitin from m... 01/06/2020 31/05/2023 8
DIGIRAS Optimizing land-based fish production in next generation dig... 01/09/2020 31/08/2023 11
ImprovAFish Improving aquaculture sustainability by modulating the feed-... 01/09/2020 31/08/2023 7
InEVal Increasing Echinoderm Value Chains 01/04/2020 31/03/2023 10
MARIKAT MARIKAT - New catalytic enzymes and enzymatic processes from... 01/07/2020 30/06/2023 10
MINERVA Marine Innovation using Novel Enzymes for waste Reduction an... 01/09/2020 31/08/2023 6
MedSpon Characterization of new antibiotic principles against WHO pr... 01/05/2020 30/04/2023 4
PlastiSea Novel enhanced bioplastics from sustainable processing of se... 01/03/2020 6
RASbiome Microbial management in RAS for sustainable aquaculture prod... 01/09/2020 31/08/2023 5
SIDESTREAM Secondary bio-production of low trophic organisms utilizing ... 01/06/2020 31/05/2023 9
SNAP Seaweeds for Novel Applications and Products 01/03/2020 28/02/2023 8
SuReMetS From Sustainable Resources to novel marine nutraceuticals fo... 01/06/2020 31/05/2023 7