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NEPTUNE project funds Blue Economy innovation projects proposed by SMEs

A call for Expression of Interest to support the development of innovative technologies, services and products in the Blue Growth sector has been published by the NEPTUNE project (INNO SUP funded by H2020) on January 13, 2017. With an Indicative budget of more than 3M€, it constitutes a unique opportunity to finance innovative projects and large-scale demonstrators for the European Blue Economy.

The call targets Small and Medium Enterprises and would-be-entrepreneurs, who thanks to this call, have the opportunity to get direct financial support of vouchers up to €60,000 and an access to a wide range of professional coaching and mentoring services to tackle significant societal and economic challenges in Blue Economy related sectors.  European clusters are encouraged to promote this opportunity to their members.

Full details on eligibility and admissibility criteria, the topics and challenges looking for solutions, the vouchers and services offered, the application and evaluation process, as well as the electronic submission service and the model contract are available here.

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