B2E brings together research, education, innovation and business on blue economy – for a better and more sustainable world.
What is Blue Bioeconomy?
While the World Bank defines the Blue Economy as the “sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and jobs while preserving the health of ocean ecosystem” and the European Commission defines it as “all economic activities related to oceans, seas and coasts”, B2E highlights it as the use of Oceans’ natural capital, valuing marine ecosystem services to boost the ocean as a source of new wealth. We envision Blue Economy as focused on discovering novel ways to manage the ocean, both by revolutionizing current industries and creating new ones such as marine biotechnology. Moreover, we operate on a sustainable Blue Economy: a Blue Bioeconomy – where governments, industries and academic institutions come together in a network to promote it; using innovation to stimulate technical and technological advances that can improve economy while also protecting natural resources.
Last but not least, in B2E we picture the preservation of the Oceans’ natural capital for coming generations as a key priority, and therefore a Blue Bioeconomy cannot unfold itself without education and awareness about the ocean.