A closer look to the results of the calls for Interest


2 calls to support European SMEs and Would-be entrepreneurs with more than 200 applicants for the NEPTUNE Accelerator for a total budget of € 2.8 million

NEPTUNE’s Blue Growth Accelerator provided a unique opportunity for Small and Medium Enterprises, Entrepreneurs and Would-be-Entrepreneurs active in Water, Maritime, Aerospace, ICT & Microelectronics, Agriculture, Logistics, Creative industries, Energy and Mobility sectors to get direct financial support of vouchers up to € 60,000 and access to a wide range of professional coaching and mentoring services to develop innovative technologies, services and products in the Blue Growth Sector.


After one year and a half of operation , the following important outcomes can be highlighted: 

41 innovative projects are currently supported

72 SMEs and 3 Would be entrepreneurs are involved in these projects

15 Large scale demonstrators are implemented

137 Coaching and mentoring services are provided

Learn more about the supported projects. The description of the projects, classified by sectors are available:

(The description of the projects selected during the second call will be available soon)

The list of beneficiaries is available

How it worked?

2 calls for interest were published in 2017 with online application. The evaluations were directly conducted by Neptune Team with the support of external advisory board members which are evaluating applications in their area of expertise, involving applicants from their region and requesting vouchers dedicated to prototyping and demonstrators. The board is composed by: