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BONUS

Science for a better future of the Baltic Sea region

Start date 18 October 2012
End date 30 September 2018
Duration 71 months
Website http://www.bonusportal.org/
Total costs 100,000,000
Contribution by EC 50,000,000
Coordinator
Baltic Organisations Network for Funding Science
Contact person Minna Ulvila
Participants
Innovation Fund Denmark
Estonian Research Council
Jülich Research Centre - Project Management Juelich
State Education Development Agency
Research Council of Lithuania
National Centre for Research and Development
Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning
Academy of Finland
Observers
Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology
Belgian Federal Science Policy Office
Environmental Investment Centre
European Commission - Directorate-General Research and Innovation
Finnish Transport Agency
French National Research Agency
Government of Flanders - Department of Economy, Science and Innovation
Ministry of Agriculture And Forestry
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Ministry of Rural Affairs
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
Russian Foundation for Basic Research
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research
Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems
Swedish Research Council

Participants

11

Countries

8

Calls

5

Projects

40

Objective

BONUS vision: Economically and ecologically prosperous Baltic Sea region where resources and goods are used sustainably and where the long-term management of the region is based on sound knowledge derived from multidisciplinary research. BONUS, the joint Baltic Sea research and development programme for years 2010-2017, was started by the BONUS member states together with the EU and officially launched in September 2010 by a co-decision of the European Parliament and the European Council as a...

BONUS vision: Economically and ecologically prosperous Baltic Sea region where resources and goods are used sustainably and where the long-term management of the region is based on sound knowledge derived from multidisciplinary research. BONUS, the joint Baltic Sea research and development programme for years 2010-2017, was started by the BONUS member states together with the EU and officially launched in September 2010 by a co-decision of the European Parliament and the European Council as a Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) Article 185 activity. In support of sustainable development and ecosystem based management of the Baltic Sea region, the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan and the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive and other European, regional and national coastal and marine environmental policies and plans, BONUS issues calls on ecosystem research and innovation for scientific community and SMEs funds projects of high excellence and relevance.

1) to produce knowledge, scientific evidence and innovation solutions needed by policymakers and
2) to engage end-users and the society in the knowledge based governance of the fragile Baltic Sea.

Horizon 2020 and integrated approaches in the EU BONUS responds to the EU’s growth and jobs strategy by implementing many principles of the EU Horizon 2020 (2014-2020) by e.g. pursuing challenge-oriented interdisciplinary research, bringing closer science and innovation and involving stakeholders across multitude of sectors in all phases of the programme. BONUS track record BONUS ERA-NET (2003-2008) developed preconditions for BONUS, and BONUS+ (2009-2011) tested the mechanisms of collaboration among the national funding institutions with a total of 16 projects funded for EUR 22 million and involving over 100 research institutes and universities.

Joint Calls

Call Launch date No. of funding agencies No of projects funded Call budget
BONUS 2012 12 Nov 2012 11 7 26,248,790
BONUS 2012 12 Nov 2012 13 13 6,191,346
BONUS 2014 16 Jan 2014 10 8 17,332,955
BONUS 2015 9 Nov 2015 12 12 30,233,867
BONUS 2017 9 Aug 2017 8 2,000,000
 
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