Blue Biotechnology is the subject of online sessions promoted by S2AQUAcoLAB

The first session is on Monday

Blue biotechnology and its importance for the Sea sector will be in focus at the “Blue Biotech Awareness Days”, an online event promoted in partnership by the collaborative laboratory S2AQUAcoLAB and ANI – Agência Nacional de Inovação, whose first of two sessions will take place on Monday, January 31st, from 9:30 am.

This first session and the one that will follow, scheduled for March 2, will be able to be followed via zoom and are free.

The initiatives are in Portuguese and are aimed at «a very wide audience, from stakeholders to decision-makers, entrepreneurs and even students».

On Monday, a workshop will take place, «where researchers and entrepreneurs will meet, in order to make known the latest advances in R&D and its application in the business world, linked to the sea», according to S2AQUAcoLAB.

On the table will be issues related to “Algae and its potential for Biotechnology”, “Innovative products that biotechnology can create in the Fisheries sector” and “The sea and the resources exploited for a Blue Biotechnology”.

«This is an opportunity to share knowledge with the participants and at the end of the day there is still a period for more informal discussion of ideas and networking between participants and the panel of renowned speakers», according to the organization.

The complete program, registration and other information can be consulted on the event website.

The second event, also online, is a bootcamp, «with more interactive interventions, in order to allow participants to be able to ask more practical questions and learn new knowledge».

The “Blue Biotech Awareness Days”, within which the sessions take place, are an initiative of the B-Blue project.

«This project, led by ANI, aims to bring together the key actors of the Blue Biotechnology sector in the MED area and increase their capacity for innovation and coordination, in order to unlock the innovation potential in the field, through joint transnational initiatives, involving also organizations from the southern shores of the Mediterranean. B-Blue is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)'.

This is the second event organized by S2AQUAcoLAB, «a new organization created to take Aquaculture to another level», which has 15 members, including companies and R&D institutions from across the Algarve region and the center of the country.