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          • European projects
          • Interreg B (Espace Atlantique)
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          • Completion date
          • March 2015
          • Domains
          • Human health, Life Sciences, Marine biology, Zoology
          • State
          • Closed
          • Atlantic Blue Tech

          • Marine biotechnologies
          • Objectifs
          • Dans un contexte de crise de l’économie mondiale, l’économie bleue représente un enjeu majeur pour le futur développement de nos territoires maritimes.

            Souvent considéré comme une ressource, l’océan doit également être envisagé comme une source d’innovation, de croissance et d’emploi. En ce sens, les bio-ressources marines constituent un secteur d’activités porteur mais sous-exploité, en particulier par les entreprises. Ces dernières doivent notamment faire face à de nombreuses contraintes et barrières, qu’elles soient environnementales, légales, économiques ou sociales.

            Le projet ATLANTIC BLUE TECH vise ainsi à promouvoir et développer, de manière conjointe et concertée, la filière des bio-ressources marines à l’échelle de l’Espace Atlantique. Associant des structures d’accompagnement des entreprises, autorités locales et organisations scientifiques, le projet s’attache à capitaliser les différentes expériences et projets précédemment menés sur la thématique des bio-ressources marines. Les partenaires identifieront les principaux obstacles au développement de la filière et formuleront des mesures correctives.

            Enfin, à travers l’identification d’une série de projets structurants transnationaux, le projet se veut être un maillon essentiel en vue de la prochaine période de programmation 2014-2020. Il contribuera également à la mise en œuvre opérationnelle du plan d’actions récemment adopté dans le cadre de la Stratégie maritime de l’UE pour la région Atlantique.

          • Objectives
          • In a context of global crisis of the economy, the blue economy represents an essential stake for the future development of our maritime territories.

            Often considered as a resource, the ocean has also to be envisaged as a source of innovation, growth and jobs. In this sense, marine bio-resources constitute a sector with high growth potential but still largely unexploited by businesses. These latter have to face many constraints and barriers (legal, environmental, economic and social).

            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.

          • Budget total du projet
          • € 1,2 m
          • TBI contact
          • Jérémie Bazin
          • Table of contents

            News

            About AtlanticBlueTech

            - Summary

            - Goal

            - Partnership

            Activities and deliverables

            Events

            Press and downloads

            Contact

             

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            News

             

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            About AtlanticBlueTech

             

            - Summary

            In context of global crisis of the economy, the blue economy represents an essential stake for the future development of our maritime territories. Often considered as a resource, the ocean has also to be envisaged as a source of innovation, of growth and jobs. In this sense, marine bio-resources constitute a sector with high growth potential but still largely unexploited by businesses. These latter have to face many constraints and barriers (legal, environmental, economic and social).

            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.

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

             

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            - Partnership

            Technopôle Brest-Iroise (Lead partner)

            Brest métropole océane

            Oceano XXI

            Universidade do Algarve

            CEEI Bahia de Cadiz

            Plymouth Marine Laboratory

            WESTBIC

            National University of Ireland, Galway

             

            Technopôle Brest-Iroise was created as an association in 1988 to impulse a new economic dynamism and face the reduction of traditional activities.
            Gathering a team of 11 people, it is a tool for economic development through innovation through 3 main missions:
            - to foster and strengthen centers of expertise
            - to coach new and innovative businesses
            - to create connections and promote the resources and expertise in our area

             

            In 2014, it gathers more than 200 members including universities, research centers, SMEs and large businesses and local to regional authorities. Technopôle Brest-Iroise is thus an intermediate organisation between public policies and local scientific and technical resources. Among the three major areas of interest, the area of "Life sciences" was identified, and in particular bio-technologies and marine bio-technologies due to the maritime character of the city of Brest. Today, 6,300 people work on the site, 800 in SMEs.

            Website: www.tech-brest-iroise.fr

            Contact: jeremie.bazin AT tech-brest-iroise DOT fr

            Brest métropole océane is a local authority gathering the City of Brest and its surrounding towns, serving a territory of 400,000 inhabitants. It deals with town planning, education, prospective and economic development, transport...

            Since the 90s, Brest métropole océane has developed proactive policies to find new paths of developpment and new economic activities based on research and innovation, especially in the field of marine science and maritime technologies,in partnership with its science park, Technopôle Brest Iroise.

            In 2011, Brest métropole océane adopted its vision and strategy: "Brest 2025" (www.2025.brest.fr), highlighting cooperation and innovation as essential
            elements of its territorial development.

            Website: www.brest.fr

            Contact: anne-marie.cabon AT brest-metropole-oceane DOT fr

            Oceano XXI was established in 2009 and at present gathers about 60 partners, among them sectorial associations, Universities, R&D Institutes and SME´s covering different key sectors of Sea Economy, which are involved in several national and international projects, recognized by their research and technology achievement. Oceano XXI has in charge the management of the Portuguese Sea Cluster and keeps a close link with the Portuguese Authorities in the matter.


            Our Cluster main's priority is to promote the Sea as a valuable source for economy and knowledge, promoting inter-institutional and inter-sectorial cooperation between "public and private stakeholders". Other activities include enhancement of R&D, training, entrepreneurship and internalization of activities, companies and R&D on Sea Economy.

            Website: www.oceano21.org

            Contact: frederico.ferreira AT oceano21 DOT fr

            University of Algarve (UALG) - Division of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer (CRIA) is the unit which promotes knowledge transfer from the R&D centres within the university to the enterprises, at regional, national and transnational levels. CRIA also manages and participates in international partnerships, developing tasks for the common purpose of the projects. In the region of Algarve, Portugal, CRIA is the main promoter of the matching between the available technology in the UALG and the required technology by the companies.

            Website: www.ualg.pt

            Contact: aigoncalves AT ualg DOT pt

            CEEI Bahía de Cádiz, is a non-profit making Foundation based in the area of the Bay of Cádiz (Southern Spain), and supported by the most representative local and regional public and private entities.


            CEEI Bahía de Cádiz has been working for over 15 years in the promotion of the area’s wealth and employment, through a professional and competitive support to entrepreneurs and the successful creation of innovative companies, under the EU model of BIC.


            The services provided by CEEI Bahía de Cádiz are structured in three different areas:
            - Consultancy services to innovative entrepreneurs and companies to create and improve their businesses.
            - Training in business and entrepreneurial areas.
            - Detecting and implementing European and National Projects that could benefit the socio-economical activity of the area.
            - Providing Incubation Facilities for new innovation based companies during the first 3-5 years of activity.

            Website: www.ceeibahia.com

            Contact: asuarez AT ceeicadiz DOT com

            PML is an independent, impartial provider of scientific research & contract services for the marine environment. The key focus is on understanding how marine ecosystems function and reducing uncertainty about the complex processes and structures that sustain life in the seas and their role in the Earth system. A truly interdisciplinary marine research centre, PML delivers highly innovative research and solutions for national and international marine and coastal programmes. PML’s research is timely, highly relevant to UK and international societal needs and has at its core the mission to contribute to issues concerned with understanding global change and the health and sustainability of marine ecosystems.

            Website: www.pml.ac.uk

            Contact: stal AT pml DOT ac DOT uk

            Established in 1987, WESTBIC is the EU Business and Innovation Centre servicing the Border, Midlands and West Region of Ireland. EU Business and Innovation Centres (EC-BICs) are an amalgam of best practice from around the world forming a regional instrument to foster and promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship. WESTBIC provides innovation services to value-added start-ups, and knowledge-based, early stage, innovative enterprise through its strategically located offices in the region.

            Currently, WESTBIC carries a portfolio of over 300 innovative SMEs, including thse in the marine sector, exporting and creating high-value jobs in the region.Enterprises are supported from concept to commercialisation and into early stage growth, focusing on product development, marketing, human resources, IT and finance. WESTBIC has in place a multi-skilled team and talent pool of experts to assist developing businesses to reach targeted growth objectives and capture international markets.

            Website: www.westbic.ie

            Contact: smccormack AT westbic DOT ie

            The National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) is a research led institution with over 15000 students. Marine Science is a priority research area for NUIG and the Martin Ryan Institute for Marine Research (MRI) is a focal point for these activities. Since 2010, the MRI has merged with the “Environmental Change Institute” into the “Institute for Environment, Marine and Energy”, with the following objectives:
            • understand fundamental processes involved in priority areas of environmental, marine and energy research
            • provide an institutional framework that will support interdisciplinary research across all colleges within NUIG
            • promote collaborative research with other universities and research institutes within Ireland and overseas
            • foster interaction with policy making bodies, regulatory authorities and other agencies involved in the promotion of sustainable development
            • encourage research and research interactions with industry leading to innovative technologies and process.

            Website: www.nuigalway.ie

            Contact: ilaria.nardello AT nuigalway DOT ie

             

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            Activities & Deliverables

             

            Activity 3 | Capitalisation on former and existing projects and initiatives

            This activity aims at capitalising data from the current programming period (2007-2013) in the marine bio-resources' sector, and avoiding duplication of actions that might already have been done by other projects at EU or national levels. This first step is crucial in the development of the project and needs to be realised prior to activities 4 and 5.The actions are mainly based on the creation of local action groups, and the results of this activity will be presented during a capitalisation seminar in May 2014 in Porto.

             

            Deliverables:

            Coming soon

             

            Activity 4 | Joint identification of the barriers and drivers for smes and definition of corrective measures

            Activity 4 will understand the drivers of development and innovation in the regional ecosystems of SMEs that use marine biological resources for their products, in the subsectors of interest. Standardised information will be collected from industry via a questionnaire defined by the partners (4.1) with the help of a transnational body of experts (4.2). A study will compare our development models with examples from North American competitiveness poles (4.3). The marine biotech market size and trends will be assessed to substantiate the business case for the development of the sector (4.4). The information gathered will be conveyed to public authorities (4.5) and SMEs (4.6), in toolkits. This will increase awareness of the development potential associated with the utilization of the marine biological resources; and suggest realistic measures to support the sector development. The results will be disseminated among the stakeholders through conferences, events and thematic websites (4.7).

             

            Deliverables:

            Coming soon

             

            Activity 5 | Imagine and support the marine bio-resources' sectors in 2014-2020

            The general objective of the activity 5 is to anticipate and prepare the next EU programming period with regards to the involvement of SMEs in the marine bioresources sector.

             

            Deliverables:

            Coming soon

             

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            Events

            Preparatory meeting, Brest, September 10th-11th 2014

            Kick-off meeting, Galway, February 4th-5th 2014

            Forum do Mar, Porto, May 28th-30th 2014

            SeaTechWeek, Brest, October 13th-17th 2014

            Closing conference, Cadiz, February or March 2015 (dates to be determined)

             

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            Press & Downloads

             

            2013:

            Technopôle Brest-Iroise: link

            Conference of Peripheral European Port Cities: link

             

            January 2014:

            Press release (French)

            Côté Brest: link

            Finistere economy: link

            Bretagne économique: link

            a-Brest: link

            Marque Bretagne: link

            Newsletter Oceano XXI: link

            Espaciodigital: link

             

            February 2014:

            Le Télégramme de Brest: link

             

            March 2014:

            Marine Times: link

            Atlantic Arc Cities: link

            BioMarine TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAC2ircdHqo


             

             

            Communication material:

            AtlanticBlueTech logos (jpeg)

            Atlantic Area logo

            EU logo

             

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            Contact

            Jérémie BAZIN

            Technopôle Brest-Iroise

            40 rue Jim Sévellec, 29200 Brest, France

            jeremie DOT bazin @ tech-brest-iroise.fr

             

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