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

The aim of the forum was 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 sought to exploit synergies between blue bioeconomy sectors that can benefit from innovative uses of aquatic biomass. It looked 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 was 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 consisted 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 has been organised  through open stakeholders’ events and open online discussions. Blue bioeconomy information and news can be found in the “News and events" section.

The Roadmap and the Highlights brochure

(including a selection of viable and innovative projects) have been published!

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This project was funded under EASME/EMFF/2017/1.3.1.5./SI2.777939 MARINE BIOECONOMY FORUM. It was closed in December 2019. This page is no longer actively maintained.

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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 - 00:00
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 - 00:00
Last update: 20/03/19

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

©istockphoto/ShaunWilkinson 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

©BIGH Landing the blue bioeconomy, challenges and solutions

From the bounties of the sea to the endless power of blue energy, awareness of the blue bioeconomy is growing by the day. But one promising sector struggles to establish its ‘blue’ credentials and faces unique challenges largely because of one detail … it is an ‘out of sea’ experience. That sector is fish farming and mixed agri- and aquaculture.

Last update: 18/12/18

Charting the Blue Bioeconomy Forum roadmap, together

The Blue Bioeconomy Forum first stakeholder event took place on 7 December. Read for highlights of the day.

Last update: 12/12/18

Blue Bioeconomy Forum Pipeline of projects

scope and eligibility criteria

Last update: 06/12/18

7 December event: details on the first Blue Bioeconomy Forum working groups' meeting

On 7 December, the working groups of the BBF will meet at the occasion of our first stakeholder event. This article provides further introduction to the working group sessions.

Last update: 29/11/18

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