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  • Innovation in deep-water offshore wind foundation design and installation will be paramount to the development of offshore wind in Scotland.

    Deadline: 
    July 1, 2019
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    £15.000.000
    Sector of Activity:
    Offshore wind
    Research & innovation
  • The topic relates to decarbonising the aviation and shipping transport sectors, which are expanding fast and increasing the overall fossil fuel consumption, relies on biofuel and renewable fuels.

    Deadline: 
    August 27, 2019
    Geographical Coverage: European
    Sector of Activity:
    Marine biotechnology
    Research & innovation
  • The challenge is the design, development and validation of cost-effective wave energy convertors that can survive in a harsh and unpredictable ocean environment as the ocean through demand-driven Pre-Commercial Procurement.

    Deadline: 
    August 27, 2019
    Geographical Coverage: European
    Sector of Activity:
    Ocean renewable energy
    Research & innovation
  • Erasmus+ features several actions of relevance to Blue Economy sectors, such as strengthening cooperation between industry and education, and promoting adult learning and mobility of students, trainees, volunteers and trainers.

    Geographical Coverage: European
    Budget: 
    The 2018 budget is expected to reach EUR 2.7 billion
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
    other
    Other Sector of Activity: 
    Socio-economic science and humanities; Blue Growth; Maritime Technology
  • The Renewable Energy Investment Fund (REIF) provides financial assistance for projects that will:

    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    Priority will be given to projects which require investment levels above £400,000 (the upper limit of the existing District Heating Loan Scheme)
    Sector of Activity:
    Ocean renewable energy
    Research & innovation
  • The Scottish Venture Fund invests in companies from start ups, early-stage to expanding businesses seeking funding to develop products and/or markets.

    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    This fund can invest alongside private sector investors on equal terms, up to a maximum of 50% of the total funding package on a commercial basis. Provision from £10,000 up to £2 million, as part of a total deal size ranging from £20,000 to £10 million.
    Sector of Activity:
    other
    Other Sector of Activity: 
    Support to SME
  • SMART: SCOTLAND provides grants to Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) based in Scotland. The grant helps you undertake technical feasibility studies and research and development (R&D) projects that have a commercial endpoint.

    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    Feasibility studies must last between 6 and 18 months, and the maximum grant is £100,000 R&D projects must last between 6 and 36 months, and the maximum grant is £600,000
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • The Scottish Recycling Fund is operated by Zero Waste Scotland, in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, to develop key sorting, repair and reprocessing capacity for eligible waste materials, and additional remanufacturing capacity in Scotland.

    Geographical Coverage: National
    Sector of Activity:
    Environmental monitoring