Blue Bio CoFund 2021 Call


Call overview

The ERA-NET Cofund on Blue Bioeconomy - Unlocking the Potential of Aquatic Bioresources (BlueBio) is launching a second additional Call to facilitate research and innovation projects that are expected to deliver impacts on at least one of the following topics: 

Thematic Area

a.   Sustainable exploration of the aquatic environment and biological resources

b.    Sustainable and resilient biomass production and processing

c.    Traceability and regulatory constraints

The transnational consortium must consist of at least three independent eligible legal entities from at least three Blue Bio partner countries. All proposals must involve both research organisations and industry.

Each partner in the consortium must follow Blue Bio regulations outlined in the Call Text as well as any National Rules and Regulations. Maltese entities that wish to participate shall need to consult and abide by the National Rules for Participation – State Aid or Non-State Aid (rules can be found on the below link)

Pre-proposal Submission

The consortium coordinator must electronically submit the pre-proposal via the BlueBio submission website ( by Monday, September 20th, 2021, 13.00 CET. Detailed instructions for the use of the electronic submission are described on the BlueBio website ( In addition, all Maltese applicants are requested to submit a National Application Form and relevant annexes, found on the following link:

International Brokerage Event

Interested applicants are invited to participate in a specific online brokerage event that is going to be spread over 2 days: 15th June 2021 (view event recording here) and 21st June 2021 (Matchmaking session; 1:1 meetings). This event will allow participants to get information about the Call and will help them form or join project consortia by meeting prospective international partners. In addition, interested entities are also invited to register on the Plumtri matchmaking page.

More information on the event can be found by following this link or by sending an email to

Information source:

Blue Bio CoFund
Call Deadline: 
Monday, September 20, 2021
Further Information:
External Link