Did you know that there are 269,000 tonnes floating on the surface of our oceans? REMEDIES project was initiated with the target to achieve a #PlasticLitterFree future. Its mission is to create innovative solutions and technologies to monitor, collect, prevent and valorise (micro)plastic from our oceans.
REMEDIES project is an Horizon Europe project with a mission to create innovative solutions and technologies to monitor, collect, prevent and valorise (micro)plastic from our oceans. Our approach is rooted in science, circularity, and community engagement aiming to protect water ecosystems, reduce pollution and develop a climate-neutral blue economy. To fulfil its mission REMEDIES is launching an Open Call providing financial support of up to 100.000 euro and innovation services to stakeholders working towards plastic collection and valorizaton of litter in the Mediterranean.
Open Call 1 – Collection & Valorization:
We invite innovative public sector that aim to accelerate the deployment of plastic litter collection schemes, promote and explore innovative ways to transform plastic waste into valuable products or resources to apply to this call and join us on this mission of achieving a #PlasticLitterFree future.
REMEDIES supports impactful projects with a grant of up to €100,000 from eligible regions (please check the guide for applicants to know if you are eligible)
Benefits for winners:
The awarded applicants will be part of this Horizon Europe project through its open call, for 6 months, joining forces with REMEDIES partners to contribute to the project mission. The winners will benefit from 100k euros and support from REMEDIES partners that will mentor and guide the process of implementation, to implement aquatic ecosystem restoration solutions and contribute to the objectives of the REMEDIES project and the OC1.
Launch: September 15, 2023 (12:00 PM CET)
Deadline: November 15, 2023 (17:00 CET)
For more information and start your application:
To access the full Open Call 1 information please consult the Guide for Applicants in the Open Call 1 announcement in REMEDIES website here. Please be aware that you should read this document before you apply.
Access the application here: https://www.f6s.com/open-call-1-remedies/apply
For any specific questions about the OC1 please contact the REMEDIES OC management team: [email protected]
The Open Call 1 offers a maximum funding of €200,000, with up to two sub-grants of €100,000 per applicant to public entities in the Mediterranean area. Applicants must be from Member States and/or Participating Countries in the Mediterranean region, excluding countries where the REMEDIES partners are located, namely: Slovenia, Greece, Germany, Croatia, Spain, Belgium, France, Albania, Serbia, Ireland, Morocco, and Italy. .
The financial support will be provided in two stages, in the beginning of the project and at the end of the implementation, within the six months duration.
Each selected applicant should present a plan with milestones and key performance indicators (KPIs) to demonstrate its impact and added value. The implementation of the proposed plan will be supported by assigned mentor(s) from the REMEDIES project, to be defined by geographical proximity/similarity and technical and scientific proximity and/or complementarity.
Type of Support:
Successful applicants selected in the Open Call 1 will receive various types of support, including:
- Implementation Support
- Financial support of up to 100.000 euros for 6 months
- Access tools, and resources.
- Tutorials, mentors, and webinars.
- Networking and connections with key ecosystem stakeholders.
- Access to use-cases for piloting their solutions.
The REMEDIES project’s Open Call 1 presents a valuable opportunity for stakeholders in the Mediterranean region to receive financial support and innovation services for projects focused on plastic remediation and protection. By actively participating in this open call, applicants can contribute to building a more plastic-conscious society and creating a sustainable future for our oceans. For complete details, guidelines, and eligibility criteria, please visit the REMEDIES website. For direct questions please contact [email protected].
Funding scheme: Innovation action (IA)| Topic: HORIZON-MISS-2021-OCEAN-03-01
Start date of project: 15 December 2022 | Duration 48 months
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REMEDIES is an Horizon Europe innovation Program creating innovative solutions and technologies to monitor, collect, prevent and valorise (micro)plastic from our oceans. Our approach is rooted in science, circularity, and community engagement aiming to protect water ecosystems, reduce pollution and develop a climate-neutral blue economy. In the next 4 years, 23 Partners from 12 countries will showcase 12 breakthrough innovations from validation and demonstration, to system prototyping in operational environments. The innovative solutions will be tested in 9 demonstration sites in 8 Mediterranean countries. 33 new sites will follow in order to scale them across the whole Mediterranean.