Black Sea Accelerator 2nd Call is Now Open!

The Black Sea Accelerator is supporting sustainable blue economy solutions across the Black Sea region, to foster sustainable and circular innovation in the Black Sea area.

The first call promoted in the context of the BRIDGE-BS and DOORS Black Sea R&I projects, funded under H2020, a total of 30 applications proposing innovative services, products, or technologies have been received, covering all sectors of the Blue Economy (aquaculture, fisheries, boating, and yachting, blue biotechnologies, maritime transport and its greening and digitalization, plastic pollution and waste management, etc.). 10 applicants have been accompanied by BRIDGE-BS and DOORS via dedicated training sessions in plenary or in dedicated sessions to support the development of the targeted market ideas for the blue economy of the Black Sea. Such training sessions aim to develop skills in various domains such as pitching, analyzing business models, structuring business plans, leads for business development, etc.

The second call is now open for Black Sea-based applicants (individuals/organizations). More applications are foreseen as the support provided will be offered through online training and advisory services. In principle, the language of such services will be English. Note that, for this 2nd call, more established (market-ready) solutions are eligible (Technology Readiness Level 6 and above).

The deadline for applying for the second and final call of the BSA is 20 July 2024 and the support will be provided from mid-September until the end of 2024.

The 2nd High Tech Summit for the Black Sea will take place on 16 October and will serve as a key step in the BSA and the most successful participants of both calls will be featured either as relevant technologies or during pitching sessions.

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