MarTERA, a new EU public private partnership initiative offers about € 30 million for collaborative research projects in maritime and marine technologies. Meet relevant partners at the B2B matchmaking event on 15 February in Brussels.

money The joint call for transnational research and innovation projects is initiated by funding organisations from 16 countries: Argentina, Belarus, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, South Africa and Turkey and will be co-funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020.

Core areas include:

Priority Area 1: Environmentally friendly maritime technologies
Priority Area 2: Development of novel materials and structures
Priority Area 3: Sensors, automation, monitoring and observations
Priority Area 4: Advanced manufacturing and production
Priority Area 5: Safety and security

The Norwegian Research Council has set aside € 4 million for Norwegian participants. Each participant can receive up to € 0,5 million. If the Norwegian participant coordinates the project support can increase up to € 0,75 million.

To find out more, read the call. Norwegian participants check the Norwegian Research Council’s page (in Norwegian).

How to find the right partners
To apply you must be part of a consortium which must be made up of at least 2 organisations from 2 different countries and your proposal should involve industry.

To find relevant partners, start from inquiring with your existing network. If you need new partners, consider attending the information meeting with brokerage event in Brussels on 15 February. NCE Seafood will be attending and can prepare you to attend or promote your ideas and needs to relevant partners should you not be able to attend in person.

Get in touch with NCE Seafood to discuss your partner needs. Together with the National Contact Points in the Norwegian Research Council, Innovation Norway and, if applicable, the County of Hordaland we can coordinate partner advice and help you make a partnering programme.

Next steps

MarTERA will implement the Call 2017 as a two-step procedure (a pre-proposal and a full-proposal step). Timeline:

Deadline for submission of pre-proposals: 31 March 2017
Deadline for submission of full proposal: 8 September 2017
Award decision due on 30 November 2017
Project start in Q1- Q2 201.


Contact Information

Poppy Kalesi
EU Advisor
Phone: +47 913 35 951

Contact at the Norwegian Research Council:
Hanna Lee Behrens
Special Advisor
Phone: +47 48 18 12 90

Contact at Hordaland County:
Kate Clarke
Senior Advisor
Phone: +47 934 67 645

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