The Baltic Blue Biotechnology has just published its new service offer brochure. It introduces our holistic approach to the blue biotechnology sector and the way in which we work with our business cases. Above all, it gives an overview of the specific services each of our institutions is able to offer.
The Smart Blue Regions project sparked up a lot of interest during the Smart Regions 2.0 Conference that gathered over 850 professionals in Helsinki to participate in a two day conference event on 1st and 2nd June 2017. The conference was organized by European Commission’s DG Regio (Directorate-General for Regional and Urban policy) and by the Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.
Register now for the second SUBMARINER conference "Better off Blue" taking place in Berlin, Germany on 27–28 September 2017! The conference aims to unite actors from the public, private and research domain working towards a blue bioeconomy throughout the Baltic Sea Region to showcase advances, to create synergies and stimulate active cooperation between the multitude of ongoing projects and initiatives in the region.
As harvesting time is approaching for some of the six mussel farms participating in the Baltic Blue Growth Project, the partners came together to discuss progress and challenges in Korsør. Around 40 participants took part in the two-day meeting, during which the main talking points were the post-harvest process and how to create an economically sustainable business.
On 27th April 2017, a transnational workshop dealing with the use of structural funds for transnational cooperation was organised in Malmö (Sweden) in the framework of the Smart Blue Regions project.
Four blue biotechnology innovators are going to receive mentorship by partners of the Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance to advance their product development idea. This is the result of the #BalticBlueBioAlliance idea pitch held in Gothenburg, Sweden on 4 April 2017.
Baltic Blue Growth partners Orbicon and Musholm have published a summary report on the mussel growth in the Baltic Blue Growth project farm in the Danish Musholm Bay during 2016. “Predation by Eider ducks has considerably affected the mussel production at Musholm last year”, says Maren Lyngsgaard, biologist with Orbicon. The total estimated biomass at the Musholm site was only 0.2 – 3.7 tonnes per production unit, whereas up to 20–25 tonnes of mussels per production unit have been recorded at other Danish mussel farms using similar production systems.
A huge amount of activity is happening in the field of blue bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea
Region – both under the umbrella of the SUBMARINER Network and through independent
initiatives among its members and beyond. Following the launch of the SUBMARINER
Roadmap during the 1st SUBMARINER Conference in Gdańsk in September 2013, the 2nd
SUBMARINER Conference "Better Off Blue – Creating synergies for a bio-based society" will make the most of this activity.
It will take place in Berlin, Germany on 27–28 September 2017, so save the date!