Do you want to run crowdfunding campaign to realise your Blue Economy related project? Apply to the Open Call!

BLUE CROWDFUNDING- Capacity Building of BLUE Economy Stakeholders to Effectively use CROWDFUNDING.

The Faculty of Economics and Business in Rijeka announces an open call for the selection of initiatives that will be supported to carry out its own crowdfunding campaigns.

BLUE CROWDFUNDING- Capacity Building of BLUE Economy Stakeholders to Effectively use CROWDFUNDING

 

The Faculty of Economics and Business in Rijeka, as part of the activities on the project Capacity Building of BLUE Economy Stakeholders to Effectively use CROWDFUNDING (BLUE CROWDFUNDING), funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), announces an open call for the selection of initiatives that will be supported to carry out its own crowdfunding campaigns. The call is open to following applicants (SME’s, start-ups, cooperatives, social entrepreneurs, Civic Society organizations and NGOs) developing Blue Economy related projects.

General terms and evaluation criteria are available HERE 

Deadline for submission of applications: December 1st, 2020

We remain available for any further questions you may have,

Marko Tomljanović, PhD. - marko.tomljanovic@efri.hr

Assistant professor

Assistant professor


PROJECT TITTLE: BLUE CROWDFUNDING- Capacity Building of BLUE Economy Stakeholders to Effectively use CROWDFUNDING.

ACRONYM: BLUE CROWDFUNDING

ABOUT

Project is focused on the fact, that Blue economy innovation in Mediterranean could be significantly improved, if more investment funds would be available. One possible solution is use of Crowdfunding (CF), but in MED area knowledge and capacities for CF are still low in comparison to North EU. Project general objective is to improve innovation capacities in blue growth sector by mainstreaming use of crowdfunding. Additional project’s ambition is to trigger change from using public funds for innovation to use crowdfunding and crowdsourcing to fund, test and validate innovative blue economy products and services. Consequently blue-economy SMEs will get better access to funding and will be able to deliver better and more innovative solutions.

EXPECTED RESULTS

Capacity building of blue economy SMEs on how to use CF;

Transnational blue-crowdfunding cluster with developed CF services;

Mainstreaming the international CF trainings in business support institutions;

Mainstreaming policy change and recognition of using civic crowdfunding in regions.

KEY OUTPUTS

Toolkit for blue economy alternative financing

15 innovative blue growth SMEs ideas supported by crowdfunding campaigns

Blue crowdfunding cluster

Regional action plans on mainstreaming blue crowdfunding

Lead partner: E-Institute - Institute for comprehensive Development solutions (SI)

Project partners:

Network of the insular CCI of the European Union

Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Shipping of Seville

Crowdpolicy

Goteo foundation

University of Algarve – CRIA - Division of Entrepreneurship and TechnologyTransfer

Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry

European Crowdfunding Network

Council of Vlora region

Campania Region

Marche Region- Fish Economy, Trade and Consumer Protection Unit

Faculty of Economics and Businesses, University of Rijeka

Region of Central Macedonia, Directorate of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support

Project value: 2,112,691.00 €

Project is supported by the INTERREG MED Programme of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Total co-financing amounts: 1,996,946.50 €

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