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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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Public Consultation on institutionalised partnerships under Horizon Europe

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on 12 proposed Institutionalised European Partnerships under the future Horizon Europe Research and Innovation programme, including for sustainable, inclusive and circular bio-based solutions.

Last update: 19/09/19

Privacy statement of the BBF Newsletter

The article provides details on how personal data collected through the BBF newsletter are being used and stored.

Last update: 15/07/19

Launch of the Public Consultation on the Roadmap for a Blue Bioeconomy

Read to find the draft roadmap and take part in the consultation, until 31 August 2019.

Last update: 15/07/19

Event report: Blue Bioeconomy Forum 25 June Conference

In attachment, readers can download the event report of the second BBF stakeholder event.

Last update: 11/07/19

Study foresees promising future for seaweed

The study, Phycomorph European Guidelines for a SUstainable Aquaculture of Seaweeds, was produced by the EU-funded Phycomorph project, which aims to bring together EU research on seaweed.

Last update: 03/07/19

Blue bioeconomy projects benefit from range of accelerator options

Blue bioeconomy entrepreneurs and start-up companies have an increasing range of possibilities to choose from when seeking early-stage support for their projects.

Last update: 03/07/19

Blue investment booster starts up

The Blue Invest platform, set up with financial support from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), will provide a range of support for blue economy small companies and entrepreneurs. Daniela Cedola, which will manage the Blue Invest platform, outlined the opportunities for those with strong blue economy business ideas.

Last update: 02/07/19

First ways forward for the blue bioeconomy

Around 140 stakeholders were spread around the 10 table-topics set up for the three-rounds of World Café exchanges on the BBF’s proposed Roadmap for the Blue Bioeconomy. By necessity, participants were chosen for their vast experience and diverse backgrounds in the blue bioeconomy, including policymakers, national/regional bodies, industrial platers, and the researcher community.

Last update: 02/07/19

Some 'blue-tinted' magic at the Blue Bioeconomy Forum Conference

Summary of discussions during the Blue Bioeconomy Forum conference on 25 June 2019 in Brussels

Last update: 02/07/19

Key learnings from the Blue Bioeconomy Forum March working groups

While the BBF working groups are divided across topics, challenges and ways forward often overlap, and this summary aims at giving a first glimpse of what the Roadmap may include.

Last update: 03/04/19