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UK Aquaculture Initiative: Innovation Projects

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Call status: Closed
Previous call: 29 February 2016 – 12 July 2016


NERC and BBSRC are inviting proposals for innovation projects to the UK Aquaculture Initiative, which builds on the 2014 Sustainable Aquaculture capacity-building call. Approximately £1.2M of funding is available for this call for projects that meet the needs of the UK aquaculture industry and create sustainable, tangible economic or societal benefits.

Proposals should aim to address the thematic areas described in call text. Successful innovation projects will utilise the wealth of existing research, data and expertise to enable the development of technologies and solutions for the benefit of practitioners and decision-makers.

Guidance about the application process is described in the call text.


The call aims to develop new products, services or solutions based on existing data, knowledge and technologies for businesses, practitioners and/or decision makers to address key challenges facing the aquaculture industry.

Innovation projects should use or translate existing data, knowledge, expertise and technologies into new products, services or solutions which meet a specific end-user need or support decision-making.

How to apply

NERC is managing this call. This call is closed to applications.

There will be two stages to the innovation projects call:

  • The outline stage closed on 26 April 2016, 4pm
  • Invited applicants will be asked to submit full proposals by 12 July 2016, 4pm

A case for support template will be provided for both stages and can be downloaded on the NERC Aquaculture Innovation call page.

External contact

Jodie Mitchell, Knowledge and Innovation Manager, NERC

+44 1793 418004

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