The first Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance call for ideas has closed and the results are in! In all, we received 20 exciting proposals from across the blue biotechnology spectrum and would like to thank all the candidates for submitting their ideas. All proposals were evaluated by a selection committee of Alliance experts from a range of disciplines and countries. The 11 highest-scoring proposals will pitch their idea to our panel of experts at the #BalticBlueBiotechAlliance Pitching and Matchmaking Event in Helsinki on 26 and 27 October 2016.
The Conference & Brokerage Event "Be Smart, Think Blue" took place on 19-20 September 2016 in Gdańsk. The event was organized by the Maritime Institute in Gdansk in the framework of the Smart Blue Regions project and in cooperation with the Horizon 2020 National Contact Points in the framework of the BioHorizon and ETNA2020 projects.
The Baltic Sea is a hotbed for innovation and competitiveness, the Baltic Sea Region also features a strong tradition of transnational cooperation for working with and for a healthy Baltic Sea. In order to harness these unique characteristics, the European Commission is now taking the development of the Baltic Blue Growth Agenda one step further.
Registration is now open for the #BalticBlueBioAlliance Matchmaking Event taking place in Helsinki, Finland on 26–27 October 2016. The event will feature ample time for both organised matchmaking and informal networking, with European experts from across the blue biotechnology sector adding their insights.
The Maritime Institute in Gdańsk, project partner of the Smart Blue Regions project, in cooperation with the national contact point (NCP) networks BioHorizon and ETNAplus, is organising the „Be Smart, Think Blue“ conference on the 19th and 20th September 2016 in Gdansk.
The SUBMARINER Network's managing director Angela Schultz-Zehden is "Woman of the year in the Blue Economy". She received this award during the Blue Economy Business Awards 2016 ceremony which was part of the European Commission's Blue Economy Business and Science Forum in Hamburg, Germany on 12 September 2016.
Anke Spoorendonk, Minister of Justice, Culture and European Affairs of the State of Schleswig-Holstein visited GEOMAR-Biotech on 30 August 2016. A special focus of her visit rested on the Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance project, which is coordinated by the GEOMAR-Biotech.
For anyone in the blue biotechnology sphere, Helsinki is the place to be on 26–27 October this year! Don't miss the #BalticBlueBioAlliance matchmaking event organised by the Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance and hosted by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE). The event will feature ample time for both organised matchmaking and informal networking, with expert speakers from across the sector adding their insights.
Co-locating different maritime activities – such as offshore wind parks and mariculture – in one place can generate environmental, spatial, economic as well as societal benefits. At the same time, the concept is also hampered by numerous real or 'perceived' barriers, such as regulatory, operational, environmental, health and safety, societal and legal aspects.