ERA-Net BlueBio Cofund – Call 2021 Pre-Announcement + Brokerage Event

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.

Priority areas:
• Priority area 1: Sustainable exploration of the aquatic environment and biological resources
• Priority area 2: Sustainable and resilient biomass production and processing
• Priority area 3: Traceability and regulatory constraints

Who can apply?
The following partner countries will provide funds to the call: Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Norway.

Brokerage event
A brokerage event for applicants will take place online, on June 15th 2021. During this event, participants will be informed about the 2nd additional call and will have the chance to find potential partners through several matchmaking sessions. A webinar will be held during the brokerage event where participants will be able to ask questions during this session via an online platform.

For detailed information on background, scope, priority areas, deadlines, criteria and more, please visit the BlueBio COFUND website, BlueBio Cofund – BlueBio Cofund ( or

Maltese applicants can acquire more information by contacting MCST on

This article was last updated on: May 31, 2021