H2020 calls in Bioeconomy

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BY : Diego GutiérrezDecember Mon, 2014
Next February, the H2020 calls will close under the second societal challenge: Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture, Marine and Maritime Research and Bioeconomy. Its objective is to ensure a sufficient supply of safe and high quality food and other bio-products through the development of productive and efficient primary production systems.



What is H2020?

Horizon 2020, the European Commission's (EC) new framework programme aimed at promoting research and innovation in the EU, boosting growth and jobs, improving the quality of life of citizens and strengthening the strategic competitiveness of businesses.

Grants under Horizon 2020 will be non-repayable, and will be obtained on a competitive basis in projects developed in cooperation with member countries, with an estimated 70 billion euros up to 2020.

Scope of calls in Bioeconomy

The calls foreseen in the 2014 -2015 work programme for this challenge focus on:

Sustainable food security

Sustainable food production systems

Safe food and healthy diets and sustainable consumption

Global drivers of food security

Application deadline: from 25/07/2014 to 11/06/2015, at 5 pm

Budget: EUR 500,000. 

2. Blue growth:

 Unlocking the potential of seas and oceans

Sustainability in exploiting the diversity of marine life

New challenges for the coast

Ocean observing technologies / systems

Horizontal aspects, socio-economic science, innovation, societal engagement and ocean governance through the blue growth focus area

 Until 12/03/2014 for phase 1 and 26/06/2014 for phase 2, both at 17h.

 Budget: 128,000,000 euros.


3. Innovative, sustainable and inclusive bioeconomy

Sustainable agriculture and forestry

Sustainable and competitive bio-industries

Horizontal actions covering all activities

From 25/07/2014 until 03/02/2015 for stage 1 and until 11/06/2015 for stage 2.

Budget: €15 M

If you think that your company could benefit from these grants, do not hesitate to contact us. ABRA-INVEST, has a team of public finance experts at its disposal.

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