BlueBio CoFund
Blue Bioeconomy – Unlocking the Potential of Aquatic Bioresources
Grant Agreement nº 817992
Type: Horizon 2020 | ERA-NET
Duration: 60 months (1/12/2018 - 30-11-2023)
Status: Ongoing
Coordinator: NORGES FORSKNINGSRAD, Norway.

FWO – Research Foundation – Flanders (Belgium)

VLAIO – Flanders Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Belgium)

MZO – Ministry of Science and Education (Croatia)

IFD – Innovation Fund Denmark (Denmark)

ETAG – Estonian Research Council (Estonia)

MEM – Ministry of Rural Affairs(Estonia)

MMM – Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (Finland)

BMBF – German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany)

JULICH – Research Center Juelich (Germany)

BMEL – German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (Germany)

BLE – German Feral Office of Agriculture and Food (Germany)

GSRT – Ministry of Development; General Secretariat for Research and Technology (Greece)

RANNIS – Icelandic Centre for Research (Iceland)

MI – Marine Institute (Ireland)

SFI – Science Foundation Ireland (Ireland)

CNR – National Research Council (Italy)

MIUR – Ministry of Education, University and Research (Italy)

Noruega Innovation Norway (Norway)

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portugal)

FRCT – Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Azores – Portugal)

UEFISCDI – Executive Unit for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innocation Funding (Romenia)

MINTECO – Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Spain)

CTDI – Centre for Development of Industrial Technology (Spain)

FORMAS – Swedish Research Council for Enviornment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Sweden)

VGR – Region Vastra Gotaland (Sweden)

MCST – Council for Science and Technology (Malta)

Aim of the Project:

The ERA-NET COFUND on the Blue Bioeconomy – Unlocking the Potential of Aquatic Bioresources (BlueBio) is designed to support public-public partnerships between Member States and associated countries for the implementation and coordination of networking activities. BlueBio launches calls for proposals in accordance with the JPI Oceans Operational Plan and tackles common priorities as described by the ERA-NET. BlueBio aims to:

  • Using biotechnology and ICT to develop smart, efficient, traceable food systems and create synergies between aquaculture and fisheries (genetic assessment and digitalisation);
  • Unlock the potential of microbiomes to support growth in aquaculture, fisheries, and food processing and biotechnology
  • Apply the latest developments in ICT (IoT, machine learning, big data) to the Blue Bioeconomy
  • Developing innovative uses of underutilized and waste material from fisheries and aquaculture to achieve zero waste;
Financial Overview
Consortium Budget
Partners Contribuition EU Contribuition Total
8 014 646,6€24 876 789€
FRCT Budget
€ 112 671,57 200 000€