Maritime Forum

The Blue Bioeconomy Forum brings together a partnership of industry, public authorities, academia, and finance in order to strengthen Europe's competitive position in the emerging blue bioeconomy.

The aim of the forum is to develop a shared understanding of the current status of the emerging blue bioeconomy in Europe and to collectively identify strategic developments, market opportunities, appropriate financial assistance, regulatory actions and research priorities to advance the blue bioeconomy in Europe. The forum seeks to exploit synergies between blue bioeconomy sectors that can benefit from innovative uses of aquatic biomass. It looks into biomass sourcing for particular (novel) purposes, such as animal feed and feed additives, food products (functional, fermented or fried), pharmaceuticals, or cosmetics. Particular attention is also given to the valorisation and use of remainder for other applications (e.g. valorisation of chitin, shells and other bioactive components).

The Blue Bioeconomy Forum is composed of a steering group and several working groups, supported by a secretariat managed by Technopolis Group and Wageningen University and Research. To ensure the engagement of the wider community of stakeholders, consultations on promising new initiatives and the roadmap will be organised through open stakeholders’ events and open online discussions. Blue bioeconomy information and news can be found in the “News and events" section.

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Contact:  BBF-secretariat@technopolis-group.com

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Next Workshops: 11-12 March, Brussels

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Project funded under EASME/EMFF/2017/1.3.1.5./SI2.777939 MARINE BIOECONOMY FORUM

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Blue Bioeconomy Forum Newsletter #3: the Forum takes off

Subscribe to our three-monthly newsletter to receive a recap of upcoming blue bioeconomy events, recent publications, and the best of our news articles, showcasing successful business stories, promising innovations and the latest advancements in the blue bioeconomy sectors

Last update: 20/02/19

BBF Working Group meetings: March workshops

The Blue Bioeconomy Forum working groups will meet in Brussels on 11-12 March. Join us to discuss the key challenges identified and help find solutions.

Start date: 11/03/2019 (All day)
Last update: 20/02/19

The BBF Stakeholder Event Report is available!

The event report includes information on participants, discussions and results of the working groups.

Last update: 11/02/19

Blue Bioeconomy Forum Activities October – December

Official launch, first stakeholder event, draft State of Play report, how to join the Community, working groups and pipeline of projects

Last update: 19/12/18

BIOPROSP_19: Unlocking the potential of biomolecules from marine environments

Sustainable blue growth - products and services in a biobased blue economy (registration fee applies)

Start date: 25/02/2019 (All day)
Last update: 18/12/18

Conference 'The Role of Regions in fostering Blue Growth'

Regions have been at the forefront of Blue Growth across the Baltic Sea area. Whether it is for shipping, blue bio-technology, coastal tourism or aquaculture, regions have developed innovative approaches to enhance Blue Growth. This conference will build upon the results of several transnational projects that all aim to foster blue growth – from regions and for regions in the BSR.

Start date: 22/01/2019 (All day)
Last update: 18/12/18

JPI Oceans seminar

Increasing the impact of European investments in marine and maritime research - What’s on the Horizon?

Start date: 17/01/2019 (All day)
Last update: 18/12/18

STAR4BBI Webinar

Focus group webinar on algae and aquatic biomass for use in bio-based products

Start date: 15/01/2019 - 10:30
Last update: 18/12/18

Conference: Landing Obligation 2019: What have we learned, what are the next steps?

H2020 project DiscardLess final conference

Start date: 30/01/2019 (All day)
Last update: 18/12/18

Multi-use ocean platforms: an emerging concept

In crowded seas such as those around the European Union – including, for example, the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the Mediterranean – pressures on the environment are building and space is at a premium. In managing these areas, the interests of different economic sectors, including fishing, energy, shipping and tourism, must be considered.

Last update: 18/12/18

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