E-bulletin 47/19.5.2014

The first thirteen BONUS innovation projects worth close to EUR 7million start their implementation in spring and summer 2014

During the innovation and maritime technologies themed European Maritime Day 2014 today in Bremen, BONUS, the joint Baltic Sea research and development programme in collaboration with its call partner BSR Stars, announces its first thirteen Baltic Sea innovation projects selected for funding that are starting in spring and summer 2014.

“Today’s announcement marks the beginnings of practical embedding of innovation into a regional research governance framework. Selecting and funding these projects from BONUS’ first ever innovation call demonstrates that BONUS is already implementing numerous principles of the Horizon 2020 in the Baltic Sea region in very practical terms,” says Kaisa Kononen, Executive Director of BONUS. “We will announce a further call for innovation proposals in late 2014 and I strongly encourage the SMEs to get involved and seize the opportunity to engage and lead in projects supporting the Baltic Sea protection action."

BONUS is the result of collaboration between all Baltic Sea states and the EU and aims to ensure a cleaner, sustainable and more prosperous Baltic Sea. This EUR 100 million programme is funded by the national research and innovation funding institutions in the eight Baltic Sea EU states and the EU’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration. Russia also participates in BONUS through bilateral agreements.

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BONUS at the BDF and the EUSBSR annual forum 2014

Come and join us on Wednesday 4 June 2014, 15:30-17:00 in Turku, Finland when BONUS and the EUSBSR Horizontal action leads for Sustainable Development are organising a joint parallel work stream session titled Successful cooperation: research, development and innovation. This interactive session organised at the BDF and EUSBSR Annual Forum looks at demonstrating successful cooperation using as a case the undercurrent and necessity of the sustainable development. A warm welcome to all!

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BONUS in Brief May 2014 issue out now

May 2014 issue of the BONUS in Brief newsletter showcases the challenge, adventure, opportunity and risk of BONUS, and among other, the coordinators’ introduction of the 13 BONUS innovation projects starting in spring and summer 2014, summarises the proposals received for the BONUS call 2014: Sustainable ecosystem services and gives the floor to the guest columnist, General Secretary of ICES, Ms. Anne Christine Brusendorff, who discusses the new ICES Strategic Plan and synergies with BONUS and the Baltic ecoregion.

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BONUS is a joint Baltic Sea research and development programme producing knowledge to support development and implementation of regulations, policies and management practices of the Baltic Sea region. It issues calls for competitive proposals and funds projects of high excellence and relevance based on its strategic research agenda. BONUS is funded jointly from the national research funding institutions in the eight EU member states around the Baltic Sea and the EU's Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration. 

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