DigiCirc launches second open call for Blue Economy solutions

Submitted by Imogen Allan on 07 June 2021

DigiCirc accelerates innovation by identifying cutting-edge circular economy solutions and promoting business development. From 2020–2022, DigiCirc is organising three Accelerator Programmes, with €2.4 million in funding for SMEs in:

  • Circular cities;
  • Blue economy;
  • Bioeconomy.

The second open call has now been launched and is looking for European SMEs or start-ups that can use digital tools or apply cutting-edge solutions in the circular economy by addressing challenges in the Blue economy.

What’s in it for SMEs?

To apply, applicants must be a consortium of at least two SMEs or start-ups, and be based in an EU Members State or a Horizon 2020 Associated Country.

You must also address one of these Blue Economy challenges:

  • Develop solutions, products, and services based on digital technologies to increase sustainability, circularity, and competitiveness in aquaculture;
  • Create solutions to empower circularity and sustainability for coastal tourism using digital technologies;
  • Increase efficiency in port activities through digital technologies;
  • Solutions to optimise marine energy;
  • Solutions for maritime transport;
  • Solutions, products, and services based on digital technologies to make shipbuilding and repair more sustainable and circular;
  • Solutions for marine ecosystem protection.

The programme will run until March 2022.

Apply to the second open call here.

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