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

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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

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

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

A new platform for the Baltic Blue Bioeconomy

Kick-off event of the new Blue Platform for the BSR project took place in Helsinki on 5-6 November.

Last update: 15/11/18

From green to blue … putting BBF in the frame

The ‘blue bioeconomy’ sector was out in force at the recent EU-hosted conference dedicated to presenting a collective ‘European way’ to achieving a truly ‘sustainable and circular bioeconomy’.

Last update: 31/10/18

State of Play of the Blue Bioeconomy: Report's abstract

This short overview is a teaser for the state-of-play report that will be available soon. It highlights the key challenges of the Blue Bioeconomy

Last update: 19/10/18