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Marine Investment for the Blue Economy

Objective

MARIBE is a Horizon 2020 project that aims to unlock the potential of multi-use of space in the offshore economy (also referred to as Blue Economy). This forms part of the long-term Blue Growth (BG) strategy to support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors as a whole; something which is at the heart of the Integrated Maritime Policy, the EU Innovation Union, and the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable growth.
Within the Blue Economy, there are new and emerging sectors comprising technologies that are early stage and novel. These are referred to as Blue Growth sectors and they have developed independently for the most part without pursuing cooperation opportunities with other sectors. MARIBE investigates cooperation opportunities (partnerships, joint ventures etc.) for companies within the four key BG sectors in order to develop these companies and their sectors and to promote the multi-use of space in the offshore economy. The sectors are Marine Renewable Energy, Aquaculture, Marine Biotechnology and Seabed Mining. MARIBE links and cross-cuts with the Transatlantic Ocean Research Alliance and the Galway Statement by reviewing the three European basins (Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Baltic) as well as the Caribbean Basin.
The project begins with an assessment of the current Blue Growth economy. A socio-economic study of the various Blue Growth sectors will be undertaken. Existing business models will be mapped according to best practice methodology, cognisant of their value chains. The technical and non-technical challenges of the business will be identified and proposals made for their mitigation. Key FP7 projects that focus on multi-use of space and multi-use platforms will also be assessed.
The consortium will draw on this study to identify key opportunities for synergistic collaboration. It will examine 24 sectoral combinations in total and 12 of those with high potential will be developed further. To do this, MARIBE will work with selected EU-funded consortia (particularly those involved in the Oceans of Tomorrow projects) to develop cross-sectoral projects. It will also work with a range of academic and industry partners to develop projects within 5 additional sectoral combinations that present potential for synergistic collaboration. The MARIBE partners will take a hands-on approach to developing collaboration, brokering partnerships where necessary and assisting with the creation of the business plans and implementation plans required to secure investment for these 12 projects.

Call for proposal

H2020-BG-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-BG-2014-1

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Net EU contribution
€ 306 587,50
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Ireland

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 306 587,50

Participants (10)

Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UCC ACADEMY DESIGNATED ACTIVITY COMPANY
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 249 125,00
Address
University College Cork National University Of Ireland Western Road
T12 Cork

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 249 125,00
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 277 260,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 277 260,00
ECOAST
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 131 085,00
Address
Esplanade 1
8400 Oostende

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. West-Vlaanderen Arr. Oostende
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 131 085,00
SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 167 750,00
Address
Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea

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Region
Wales West Wales and The Valleys Swansea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 167 750,00
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 139 178,75
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh

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Region
Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 139 178,75
UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 117 875,00
Address
Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Santander

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Region
Cantabria Cantabria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 117 875,00
AQUABIOTECH LIMITED
Malta
Net EU contribution
€ 111 523,75
Address
Naggar Street Central Complex Targa Gap
MST 1761 Mosta

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Malta Malta Malta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 111 523,75
THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 147 966,25
Address
Viale Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00153 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 147 966,25
BUSINESS MODELS INC BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 173 350,00
Address
Mediarena 11
1114 BC Amsterdam

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 173 350,00
BVG ASSOCIATES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 156 250,00
Address
The Blackthorn Centre, Purton Road, Cricklade
SN6 6HY Swindon

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Wiltshire CC
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 156 250,00