This is an excerpt from a talk that was given to the Blue Biotech Conference in Greifswald, Germany in August 2018.
Money is a pressing issue for most small businesses. For start-ups in the Biotechnology area this issue can be particularly acute because they frequently have relatively large R&D expenditure, few tangible assets and generate little in the way of cash flow. Knowledge is often their primary asset.
On Thursday 14th of June, a production concept consisting of two innovative technologies was launched in Oulu Finland. The companies behind the concept are SFTec Oy and Rakeistus Oy. In the near future they will start to produce new fertilizers from recycled organic sludges with the help of National Resources Institute Finland. The Demo deplant can handle for example residue from a biogas plant, different kinds of manure and waste water sludges.
FucoSan is a 3-year research project funded by Interreg Germany-Denmark programme. Its main aim is to assess the potential of producing and using Fucoidans, constituents of extracts from brown seaweeds for medical and cosmetic applications.
Twenty-two unique cases have joined since 2016 in four batches: SMEs, start-ups and spin-offs at different stage of development all take part in the ALLIANCE project enjoying an extensive free mentorship programme. But who are they? Here are some interesting statistics of these 22 cases.
The Baltic Sea Region’s leading marine and biotechnology institutes have joined together and are opening their doors to you: labs, brains, resources, expertise and facilities are at your disposal. We offer assistance in all kinds of areas, from scientific and technical development to contractucal and financial expertise to marketing. Together we will identify what’s needed to build your value chain and find the right partners.
The Alliance partner Danish Technological Institute (DTI) is making a request for offers within the scope of the Work Package 3.5 “ALLIANCE permanent institutional and business setup”. The applicant should be familiar with the paradigms of EU-funded projects and with public and private financing mechanisms for SME’s.
Milestone reached: First natural cosmetics product on the market in Interreg-BSR project.
The Baltic Blue Biotechnology ALLIANCE is happy to announce that Furcella OÜ has launched its first product line, “Berrichi”. Having collaborated closely with Alliance partners for almost a year, Furcella benefitted from the project’s effective mentoring programme. The Estonian start-up brought its line of natural, algae-based anti-ageing creams to the market using a revolutionary active ingredient sourced from Baltic red algae: Furcelleran.
20 great ideas for new marine biobased products and services are already part of the Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance … could yours be next?
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.
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.
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