B2E Associação para a Bioeconomia Azul - Laboratório Colaborativo

Type: Mixed research units / Collaborative Laboratory (CoLAB)

Acronym: CoLAB B2E

Coordinator name: Elisabete Matos

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Address: UPTEC Mar Sala B5, Av da Liberdade s/n, 4450-718 Leça da Palmeira

Telephone: 351220731344

E-mail: Send email

Web: https://b2e.pt/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/colabb2e/?viewAsMember=true

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlueBioeconomyColab


Inspired by the Ocean • Driven by the Market • Powered by Knowledge

The main objective of the B2E CoLAB is to promote the creation of highly-skilled jobs that can actively contribute to enhance the economic and social value of new and existing bio-based products and services inspired by the ocean, supporting the Blue Growth sectors with the highest potential: natural resources, marine biotechnology and sustainable aquaculture.

By promoting the employment of highly skilled personal staff to develop knowledge-based solutions to positively respond to present and future needs of societal stakeholders, it will be possible to shape a new blue bio-economy bootstrapped by 4.0 automation and data exchange technologies. At present, the main sources of marine biomass are still mostly harvested from the wild, with only a limited part originating from aquaculture.

The goal to secure a sustainable supply of marine biomass presents challenges, particularly if the only source targeted is that of wild stocks, which are already in the verge of overexploitation. A strategic management of wild marine species harvest, coupled with plans to deliver a more sustainable production operated under controlled conditions, is paramount for marine ecosystem health and services to be maintained.

Consistency, security and quality of marine biomass supply for food or any other high-end use have to be balanced in ways that address environmental challenges and demands for sustainability. The fostering of biorefinery frameworks to secure the full valorisation of marine biological resources, strongly aligned with circular economy principles, must be based on well-defined research and innovation agendas with tangible goals.

Areas of expertise: Clusters, networks, collaborative platforms, Competitiveness and Sustainability, Business development, Maritime education and training, Business Incubation, Market and international relations, Strategic monitoring of the Blue economy, Promotion of maritime culture, Intellectual property, Knowledge and technology transfer, Biodivesrsity, Food and nutrition in aquaculture, Animal Welfare, Biotechnology applied to aquaculture, Economy, Legislation and Management of marine resources, Research of resources based on ecosystems knowledge, Technology applied to resource management, Seafood markets, commercial networks and valuation, New products of marine origin, Obtaining, managing and valuing marine by-products, Marine foods traceability, quality and safety

Keywords: bioeconomy; biotecnology; aquaculture; marine resources; sustainability

Number of researchers: 10

Number of doctors: 5

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OmegaPeixe – Fortificação do peixe de aquacultura em ácidos gordos Omega-3 de cadeia longa

Acronym: OmegaPeixe

Financing program: Portugal 2020

Financing entity: COMPETE FEDER

Start year: 2021

Ending year: 2024

Principal investigator: Renata Serradeiro

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Contracted Research

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Using our team and our network of associates we can provide R&D services, such as:
1. State-of-the-art studies and analyses
2. Diagnostics and problem solving, and technical consultancy
3. Development and optimization of products and processes
4. Demonstration and validation of innovative solutions
5. Development of new product / service ideas
6. Technical project management

Type of service: Dynamic Cluster/Networking

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Commercial representation

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Contacts and agreements between potential partners in the value chain
Knowledge valorisation, IP / IPR
Fairs & Events

Type of service: Consultancy

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Raising private investment
Mapping funding opportunities
Preparation and / or review of applications

Type of service: Consultancy

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Market services

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Market trends & industry attractiveness
Support for internationalization
Market entry
Business strategy

Type of service: Consultancy

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Technical Workshops
Literacy actions

Type of service: Training/Education

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Communication and Dissemination

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Communication with media
Content development
Event organization and Stakeholder networking
Advertising space at The Ocean Post (our newsletter)

Type of service: Other

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