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We are pleased to announce the first Blue Growth WG meeting of the year which will take place on Wednesday 16th May in the afternoon (venue tbc).
The meeting will focus on exploring upcoming funding calls for Blue Growth projects in various funding programmes, as well as look into other EC financing schemes.
Furthermore, we will arrange an informal match-making/project pitching session to encourage project development amongst ERRIN members.
We are arranging the meeting in connection with #BlueInvest 2018: An ocean of opportunity with the right backing, an event hosted by Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries the following day, Thursday 17th May. This high-profile event is aimed at all young companies (start-ups, scale-ups, accelerators…) active in the blue economy, with the aim of creating bilateral investment opportunities for blue economy entrepreneurs, innovators and investors. In addition, a selection of companies will have the opportunity to pitch their projects live in front of a jury of investors. Companies interested in taking part in this session can apply until 9 March 2018.
Read more about the event here
The ERRIN WG meeting coupled with the #BlueInvest2018 present a great opportunity for local stakeholders to travel to Brussels to receive information on the latest funding opportunities, attract investments, forge new contacts and profile themselves. We therefore hope to see some local stakeholders for our meeting in May.
More information on the match-making session and the agenda will follow.