Illustration image: Foamy ocean waves

We are looking for proposals for a project outline on Sustainable Ocean Economy

Selected participants will get funding to develop their project outlines into full-scale project proposals. These project proposals should help increase the competitiveness of the Nordic region in the global ocean economy. The proposals should also strengthen collaboration across borders in the Nordic region.

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“This pre-call is an opportunity to think big about ocean-based biomass. Should you get funding for your idea, you’ll then have the chance to build a Nordic consortium that can create added value in the ocean economy across the region”, says Emil Gejrot, Innovation Advisor at Nordic Innovation.

“We hope that individuals, companies, public sector organizations, cluster organizations, business networks or research institutions will welcome this opportunity. However, it is important to say, that the proposal does not need to be supported by a consortium at this point”, he continues.

Application deadline:20 October
Awarding of pre-call winners: 1 November at the latest
Project end:23 January
Main call: First quarter 2023

Next step: A Main Call on Sustainable Ocean Economy

In the beginning of 2023, Nordic Innovation will launch a Main Call within the ocean-based biomass industry and the hope is, that the selected candidates of this pre-call will use the opportunity to develop a project proposal and apply for the main call.     

“The selected candidates will get an opportunity to develop their project ideas into a full project proposal and apply for the main call, if they wish”, says Emil.  


Biomass is material that comes from living organisms. Ocean-based biomass refers to biomass in marine environments, such as fish, seaweed, algae and plankton. In a broader sense, ocean-based biomass can also be defined as a range of materials linked to such sources or to the ocean at large.

The pre-call is launched under the Sustainable Ocean Economy program. The objective of the program is to make the Nordics a leading region in the development of a sustainable ocean economy.

Read more about the Sustainable Ocean Economy program


Emil Gejrot - Innovation Adviser

Emil Gejrot (paternity leave)

Innovation Adviser
Emil has extensive experience of innovation projects and policy analysis in the Nordic region and beyond. Before joining Nordic Innovation, he worked for a research consultancy where he focused on digital transformation, inclusion, and sustainability. He holds an MA in Transcultural Studies and has lived and worked in Sweden, Norway, the UK, and Germany.