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Funding for Maritime and Marine Technologies

MarTERA has launched a call for transnational research and innovation projects for marine and maritime technologies.

The MarTERA joint call for projects is open for applications from participants from Belarus, Belgium, France, Germany, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, South Africa and Turkey. The call is initiated by ministries and funding organisations from these countries.

Applicants form other countries are eligible in case they finance their involvement from other sources.

Prioritised Areas

The transnational call has a budget of about 13 million euros for collaborative research and innovation projects in the following areas :

  • Priority Area 1: Environmentally friendly maritime technologies
  • Priority Area 2: Innovative concepts for ships and offshore structures
  • Priority Area 3: Automation, sensors, monitoring and observations
  • Priority Area 4: Advanced manufacturing and production
  • Priority Area 5: Safety and security

In addition to these priorities, Norwegian applications must be in line with the priorities for the PETROMAKS and MAROFF programmes of the Norwegian Research Council.

Two-step Procedure

The MarTERA call 2020 is implemented as a two-step procedure – a pre-proposal and a full-proposal step.

Step 1 deadline for the submission of pre-proposals is 27 March 2020.

For more information about the call, visit the MarTERA website.

Partner Search

Projects applying for funding through MarTERA call must be transnational and consist of minimum two partners from two of the participating countries.

Applicants looking for partners have the possibility to participate in a brokerage event in Leuven 12 February 2020.

The deadline for registering for the matchmaking is 10 February 2020.

Read more about the brokerage event.

Contact Information

Karianne Kojen Andersen

Innovation Manager

Karianne Kojen Andersen


MarTERA is an ERA-NET Cofund Scheme of Horizon 2020.

The overall goal of MarTERA is to strengthen the European Research Area (ERA) in maritime and marine technologies as well as blue growth.