At the forefront of the Blue Bioeconomy recovery: the marine biotechnology and aquaculture revolution
B2E CoLAB gladly made its contribution to the public consultation: Strategic Vision for the Portugal 2020-2030 Economic Recovery Plan, specifically in the area of blue bioeconomy, accomplishing a part of its mission of promoting and contributing to a more comprehensive view for the upcoming Blue Strategy and enhancing the Blue Growth sectors with the highest potential.
Among other suggestions, B2E was keen on the need to create enabling mechanisms for companies to boost their products and services towards a more competitive national and international positioning. B2E believes this will be achieved through the establishment of valuable research-industry cooperation actions and synergies. Under this research-industry dynamic duo, Portuguese aquaculture should be a key vector, as it has the potential to contribute to overcome food supply needs in a sustainable way, while generating jobs. Along with aquaculture, marine biotechnology should also be an area of dynamization since it holds the potential to bring added value to diverse areas, such as pharmaceutical and cosmetic.
The B2E vision for the recovery of the Blue Bioeconomy has taken into consideration discussions with different stakeholders and is the result of a skilled team of innovation technicians. We were pleased to be part of this national task force.