This Infoday presents funding opportunities available for SMEs under the new EMFF "Blue Economy Window" call for proposals with a budget of over 22M€. The call for proposals is expected to be published on 21 November 2019 with a deadline for applications on 27 February 2020. Europe’s blue economy plays a crucial role in supporting coastal communities and in decarbonising our economy.This call aims to accelerate the sustainable development of the blue economy across the European Union. Emphasis is placed on the sustainable use of marine resources for innovative/circular economy activities, and the "Green Deal" proposed by the future President of the Commission Mrs von der LEYEN. Grants support projects that accelerate innovation in the blue economy, demonstrate high potential in terms of company competitiveness and growth underpinned by a strategic business plan and which aim to create and maintain high quality jobs in the blue economy. Projects need to involve the sustainable use of marine resources for innovative and/or circular economic activities and contribute to healthy oceans and Europe’s ‘Green Deal’. They could include testing, deploying, demonstrating, or scaling-up new solutions for the blue economy including technologies, service applications."
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