The Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme has open calls for seed money projects with deadline on December 9, 2019. Companies and organizations can apply for seed money, which are used in projects that falls in line with EU’s macro-regional strategy for the Baltic region. It is possible to apply for funds up to 50.000 euro.
Besides seed money, companies that have completed an Interreg-project can apply for extension stage funds. The extension call is relevant for companies that wish to continue the project with a focus on implementation. The deadline for the extension stage call is on February 27, 2020. Read more about the Interreg Baltic Sea funding opportunities on their website.
Horizon 2020, which is the biggest research-funding program of EU, has open calls towards spring 2020. Under the theme of “Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Challenge” maritime businesses and organizations have the opportunity to propose solutions for some of the most complex issues in the sector. You can read more about these opportunities here.
Several companies and organizations have been, and still are, partners in EU-funded projects. Besides external funding for innovative ideas, EU-funded projects are a great way of building networks and serves as a way of solving some of the most important issues in the sector.
The Danish Maritime Authority has produced a short video, which showcases some of the advantages of being part of an EU-funded project.