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New Projects Approved!


4 new projects

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve approved 4 new projects, including our first ever Micro-Projects! The 4 projects will receive a combined total of 6.8 million euros from the European Regional Development Fund.

Details of the approved projects can be found below:

Regular Projects

FlOWER - Led by the Université de Bretagne Sud (University of Southern Brittany), project Flower will develop new biocomposite materials made from locally sourced plant fibres for use in the automotive and aeronautic industries.

Specific Objective: 1.1 Innovation
ERDF – 3.1 million euros

BCHT - Led by Devon County Council, BCHT (Bio-Cultural Heritage Tourism) will develop a new sustainable model of tourism that will aim to reduce the negative impact of increased tourist numbers on the environment and on the quality of life of people living near popular tourist areas.

Specific Objective: 3.1 Natural & Cultural Heritage
ERDF – 3 million euros


Micro Projects

OPTIWOOD – The project will create a training programme that will improve the management and energy efficiency of commercial wood boiler plants. The project is led by the Association d'Initiatives Locales pour L'Énergie et l'Environnement (Association for Local Energy and Enivromental issues).

Specific Objective: 2.1 Low Carbon Technologies
ERDF – 371, 000 euros 

COO-L FOOD – This Micro-Project will develop a new mobile app that will encourage consumers to adopt more sustainable behaviours in relation to food consumption and waste management, helping them to save money and reduce their carbon footprint. The project is led by Brittany based organisation Al'Terre Breizh.

Specific Objective: 2.1 Low Carbon Technologies
ERDF – 379, 000 euros


We still have over 140 million euros available for the development of new projects. To find out more about how you could get involved in a cross-border project, contact your local facilitator today.