E-bulletin 30/25.3.2013

A total of EUR 15 million requested
by the proposals submitted to
the BONUS call 2012: Innovation

A total of EUR 15 million was requested by the proposals for future Baltic Sea innovation projects that are competing for the funding of EUR 7 million available for the innovation part of the BONUS call 2012. By the submission deadline of 12 March 2013, BONUS received 33 proposals with a total of 150 potential partners listed.

Sweden tops the number of partners based on the participating states (30) followed by Finland (27), Estonia (24) and Germany (21). Also the other BONUS participating states are represented: Lithuania (15), Poland (13), Denmark and Latvia (both 9). Russia is involved in one of the proposals and similarly ‘other EU associated countries’ (France) features in one of the proposals.

Swedish partners are coordinating 10 proposals, followed by Finland and Germany (both 6), Latvia (5), and Denmark, Estonia and Poland (each 2). Six projects are coordinated by small enterprises and the rest by research organisations.

The eco-technological approaches to achieve good ecological status in the Baltic Sea (theme 2.4.) was selected in 15 proposals as the key theme. Developing and testing innovative in situ remote sensing and laboratory techniques (theme 5.2.) featured in 13 proposals while the user-driven new information and communication services for marine environment, safety and security in the Baltic Sea area (theme 5.3.) proved to be the least popular with only five proposals noting it as the key theme.

The independent expert evaluators will now commence their work and rank the submitted proposals according to one common ranking list which will be the basis for the funding decision. The outcome of the evaluation of the final proposals will be announced by BONUS in June 2013.

The national innovation funders in the eight EU member states around the Baltic Sea and the EU Research Framework Programme are the funders of the innovation part of the BONUS call 2012.

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