MITIN Maritime Innovative Territories International Network
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Enhancing the Blue
Biotechnology Niche of Excellence

A Factor of Growth for
the Atlantic Area

atlantic area
Europe

In the midst of a global economic crisis, the blue economy is key to developing our future maritime territories. The Atlantic Blue Tech project aims to harness the power of the ocean as a vital resource for innovation, growth and jobs.

Marine bio-resources are still largely unexploited by businesses, though it is a sector with high growth potential. The Atlantic Blue Tech project intends to promote and develop the marine bio-resources sector at an Atlantic level. Gathering economic and innovation development agencies, local authorities and scientific organisations, the project aims at capitalizing on projects and initiatives previously developed under this theme. Project partners will identify the main obstacles to the development of the sector, in order to then define corrective measures; contributing to the operational implementation of the action plan recently adopted in the framework of the EU Maritime Strategy for the Atlantic Region.

 

 

 

Goal

 

The main objective of the AtlanticBlueTech project is to enhance the blue biotechnologies niche of excellence, factor of growth for the Atlantic area, with a specific focus on innovation and smallto medium-sized companies.

Atlantic Blue tech Goal

More specifically, the AtlanticBlueTech project aims at

  • promoting and developing at the Atlantic level and in a joint and concerted manner, the marine bio-resources’ sector
  • capitalizing projects and initiatives previously developed under this thematic
  • identifying the main obstacles to the development of the sector and defining corrective measures.
  • Identifying transnational structuring projects in order to prepare future 2014-2020 programming period.
  • and contributing to the operational implementation of the action plan recently adopted in the framework of the EU Maritime Strategy for the Atlantic region.

Covering the following market sectors throughout the European Atlantic Area:

Health (human and animal) Food (human and animal)
Environmental biotechnology Bioenergy
Cosmetics and dermocosmetics Biobased polymers


The Atlantic Blue Tech project thus aims at promoting and developing at the Atlantic level and in a joint and concerted manner, the marine bio-resources’ sector. Gathering economic and innovation development agencies, local authorities and scientific organisations, the project aims at capitalizing projects and initiatives previously developed under this thematic. Project partners will identify the main obstacles to the development of the sector and will define corrective measures.

Finally, through the identification of transnational structuring projects, the project will represent an essential link to the future 2014-2020 programming period. It will also contribute to the operational implementation of the action plan recently adopted in the framework of the EU Maritime Strategy for the Atlantic region.