Fighting the onset of age-related blindness with algae-based dietary supplements; using Baltic Sea mollusc shells for bone tissue engineering; or improving the efficiency of bioenergy production with a new dryer – these exciting biotech ideas are among the newest cases to be helped by the #BalticBlueBioAlliance.
In the framework of the 7th Annual Forum for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) - which will take place in Stockholm on the 8th and 9th November 2016 - the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth is publishing a brochure presenting the Strategy and its financial opportunities for Baltic stakeholders.
Few Interreg projects of great relevance for the EUSBSR are introduced in this brochure including Smart Blue Regions.
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The Interreg South Baltic Programme project: “Cross-border development and transfer of innovative and sustainable aquaculture” (aka. InnoAquaTech) for which BioCon Valley GmbH is lead partner, gathered 20 research, technology and development partners and associated partners from 4 countries in the South Baltic Region for a Kick Off seminar in Rostock.
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.
Interreg Baltic Sea Region published an article on legal requirements for mussel farming. In the article, Baltic Blue Growth partner Roland Lemcke from the Ministry of Energy, Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas of Schleswig-Holstein (MELUR) explains: “Establishing a new mussel farm requires a lot of different or combined licenses, of course with national features, but substantially based on a common European legal framework. Depending on the relevant national system, three, four or more different authorities are involved in such licensing processes.”
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.