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Green Offshore Tech aims to boost cross-sectoral innovation among groups of SMEs using one or more enabling technologies to develop sustainable products, processes or services in four offshore sectors.
SMEs with innovative business ideas to develop green, clean and sustainable products, services or processes can apply for up to €60,000. Successful projects will be offered support to develop their ideas and to collaborate with international partners to penetrate the market. This first funding call will support up to 50 businesses.
Through a competitive model, partners will work with the successful companies to provide a structured framework to drive innovation, direct financial support and provide a range of dedicated and tailored business support services.
This Call for Proposals aims to support SMEs and the development of new products, processes, or services for Green Offshore Production and Transport.
The project focuses on aquaculture, renewable energy, oil and gas and waterborne transport sectors. It seeks solutions from four topic areas - advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and digitalisation, environment technologies and new energy carriers:
To be eligible, a project proposal must address at least one of the four topics below, and in that topic, it must address one of the fields:
Topic 1: Advanced Materials
Topic 2: Advanced Manufacturing & Digitalization (IoT, AI, Big data)
Topic 3: Environmental Technologies (Circular economy – Waste Prevention, Reuse, Recycle, Recovery)
Topic 4: New Energy Carriers (Hydrogen, Methanol, Ammonia, Lithium-ion Cell)
Visit the GreenOffshoreTech website to find out more and apply.
Proposals must be submitted by 6 July.
Background to funding:
The international consortium involved in this call was recently granted a total of €5m from Horizon 2020 to support the implementation of GreenOffshoreTech. Consortium partners include: HIE, Scotland; MNU, Norway; Forum Ocean, Portugal; Cleantech, Latvia; Centrum Kooperacji Recyklingu, Poland; Composites United, Germany; Cluster Mechatronik and Automoation Management, Germany; Iceland Ocean Cluster, Iceland; and Maritime Cluster Norddeutschland, Germany.