A French cluster will be coordinating a proposal during the next months in order to reply to a topic of the Horizon 2020 working programme Societal Challenge 2 on bio-economy. The topic of interest is CE-FNR-09: Pilot action for the removal of marine plastics and litter. CE-FNR-09 is an innovation action which must achieve a TRL of 6.
The co-financing rate is 70% for companies (small or large).
The consortium goal for this topic is to demonstrate approaches and technologies to improve marine spatial planning and conservation (and even restoration) of coastal ecosystems. The French cluster has already built an almost complete consortium and is now looking for targeted technology providers able to develop automatic or remotely controlled wireless devices for litter removal from beaches/seafloor, the ocean surface and shellfish.
In addition to this, companies that have the capacity to develop or that have already developed a solution capable of sorting and reusing the collected plastics are more than welcome to contact the coordinator.
Please address interest to Mrs. Kathrin Rüegg at EEN Switzerland