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.

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

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The new Bioeconomy Strategy of the European Commission has been published!

On 11 October 2018, the Commission has put forward an action plan to develop a sustainable and circular bioeconomy that serves Europe's society, environment and economy.

Last update: 12/10/18

Blue Bioeconomy Forum Newsletter #2: Autumn edition

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: 03/10/18

Seagriculture 2018 (7th International Seaweed Conference)

Place: Galway, Ireland

Start date: 06/11/2018 (All day)
Last update: 28/09/18

Sustainable and circular Bioeconomy, the European way

Place: Brussels, Belgium

Start date: 22/10/2018 (All day)
Last update: 28/09/18

AlgaEurope 2018

Place: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Start date: 04/12/2018 (All day)
Last update: 28/09/18

Mapping Europe’s blue biotech potential

In the past years, European regions have focused on developing Smart Specialisation strategies to respond to the need for transformation and modernisation of their economy. We asked Lucas Bosser from CPMR how European regions have included marine biotechnologies in these strategies.

Last update: 25/09/18

3 questions to Silvia Fluch from ecoduna AG/eparella GmbH

With our "3 questions to" series, we ask business stakeholders their views of the Blue Bioeconomy sector. This month, Silvia Fluch from ecoduna AG/eparella GmbH tells us about sustainability, finding your market, and how to have impact.

Last update: 25/09/18

Commissioner Vella on the future of the Blue Bioeconomy in Europe

The European Commission will announce its renewed Bioeconomy Strategy in the coming month. The potential of the Blue Bioeconomy remains largely untapped, inspite of its riches, and of the many research projects that are now able to turn discoveries into actual products. We asked Commissioner Vella to describe the European Commission's vision for the Blue Bioeconomy sector in the coming years.

Last update: 25/09/18

Blue Bioeconomy Forum Activities: Autumn update

BBF first event – Steering group – Working groups – Stakeholder consultation

Last update: 25/09/18

Save the date – First Event of the European Blue Bioeconomy Forum

The Blue Bioeconomy Forum will host its first stakeholder event on 7th December 2018 in Amsterdam

Start date: 07/12/2018 - 08:30
Last update: 25/09/18

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