Blue bioeconomy is one of the key projects of the Finland’s previous Prime Minister Juha Sipilä´s Government programme for the 2025. Blue bioeconomy in Finland is defined as business that is based on the sustainable use of renewable aquatic resources and water expertise. Good status of waters is the foundation of a successful blue bioeconomy and achieving and maintaining this supports the development and marketing of blue bioeconomy products and services.
Key sectors are water expertise and technology, tourism, making use of aquatic biomass and the value chain of fisheries. Digitalization is largely used in new processes. Biotechnology is also important in Finland, but most of it is not based on aquatic resources. Overall bioeconomy in Finland is mostly concentrated on forestry and agriculture (bioenergy, novel food products, new biodegradable materials, circular economy).
Lead Ministry: Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry