The European marine biotechnology research and innovation roadmap

Wednesday March 8
Session 1: Evolving regulatory aspects of marine biodiversity
15:20

The European marine biotechnology research and innovation roadmap

Steinar Bergseth, Special Advisor/Biotech
The Research Council of Norway

The European marine biotechnology research and innovation roadmap highlights research and innovation as spanning scientific, technological, economic and societal challenges and sets a marine biotechnology research and innovation agenda through 2030. The roadmap identifies five thematic areas. The first three enable the exploration of the marine environment, support biomass production and processing and contribute to product innovation and differentiation, whilst the two remaining thematic areas, policy support and stimulation, and the provision of enabling technologies and infrastructure, provide the foundation to support growth in the Blue Bioeconomy. National and European policy organisations can use the roadmap in their development of measures to maximise the contribution of the ocean's bioresources as part of the bioeconomy and for societal welfare. Funding agencies can use it to identify marine biotechnology related research themes as a basis for strategic dialogues with scientific and industrial stakeholders.