8th cycle of the Blueinvest Readiness Assistance program

8th Cycle of BlueInvest Readiness Assistance open for applications

The final, 8th Cycle of BlueInvest Readiness Assistance is now open for applications. This cycle will be the very last cycle of the BlueInvest Readiness Assistance, in the current BlueInvest edition. The application window closes on Friday, 30 July 2021. The BlueInvest Readiness Assistance is for high potential start-ups and SMEs with innovative and sustainable products and

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UNITED’s ocean multi-use solutions

EU-Project UNITED (multi-Use platforms and co-locatioN pilots boosting cost-effecTive, and Eco-friendly and sustainable production in marine environments) focuses on ocean multi-use. The project will run from 2020 until 2023 and provide evidence for the viability of ocean multi-use through the development of five demonstration pilots in the real European marine environment. UNITED will: Address current

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Europe Region

How can the EU further support innovation?

The EU has launched a survey to SMEs to find out how it can support innovation. It’s been more than 10 years since the European Commission conducted a public consultation on the effectiveness of innovation support in Europe in 2009. The new consultation is launched to collect updated evidence on the still existing barriers affecting innovation and SMEs satisfaction

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Europe Mentoring

Apply to the BlueInvest Readiness Assistance Cycle 3

The BlueInvest Readiness Assistance Cycle 3 is currently accepting applications. The program is aimed at high potential start-ups and SMEs with innovative and sustainable products and solutions for the Blue Economy. Up to 200 businesses will be selected to receive coaching tailored specifically to their business objectives. Each participant will be matched with a dedicated

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BlueInvest Fund
Europe Funds

€75 million BlueInvest Fund announced

The European Commission is partnering with the European Investment Fund, part of the European Investment Bank Group (EIB), to launch the BlueInvest Fund. During the BlueInvest Day conference in Brussels, EIB Vice-President Emma Navarro and Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, launched a €75 million equity investment fund for the blue economy. “Oceans are the

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BlueInvest Awards winners announced

The BlueInvest Awards winners were announced during the BlueInvest Day. Throughout the day, the candidates to the BlueInvest Awards made their pitches. They were 20 of Europe’s top start-ups and SMEs in the Blue Economy. Pitches were live-streamed for maximum exposure to potential clients and partners. The finalists went through undergo pitch coaching and feedback

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