We believe that new, innovative marine bio resources industries are emerging, changing the old maritime economies of the past into a new paradigm of a natural resources friendly blue economy. This economy will be critical to the sustainability of the oceans and seas, preserving them for the next generations and this program is a contribution to accelerate its development. We are seeking innovative projects that represent a business opportunity along the value chain of marine bioresources, including, but not limited to, biotechnology based projects.
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We are looking for applications from across the globe to join us in the mission to accelerate the transition to a global and sustainable blue bioeconomy while promoting a productive and healthy ocean.
We believe the blue bio economy will have a leading role tackling some of the most critical societal challenges the planet is facing by contributing to positive impact solutions in several areas. The 2019 edition is looking for ocean-based solutions in the areas of:
Feeding a growing population & ensuring sustainable food systems
Enhancing health &
Mitigation and adaptation to climate change
Adressing resource scarcity & preserving natural ecosystems and biodiversity
Empowering a circular bioeconomy growth model
Reducing plastic production & pollution
You are welcome to present other ocean-based ideas or technologies that demonstrate positive impact on society