Elisabete Matos is the Technical-Scientific Coordinator at Blue Bioeconomy CoLAB, and her mission is to help their associates achieve excellence through the development of collaborative R&D projects, focused on creating value within the Blue Bioeconomy, specifically in the areas of Aquaculture and Biotechnology. She was born in Tomar, where she lived an uneventful life, until moving to Lisbon to study Marine Biology at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, where she graduated in 2001. Later she moved to the Algarve, to manage a semi-intensive aquaculture facility for European seabass and gilthead seabream in Aljezur. In 2008 she started her PhD at the University of Algarve, where she developed research on the modulation of flesh quality in farmed fish through a nutritional approach. In 2012 she joined the aquaculture department at Soja de Portugal as part of the technical team, before assuming the position as Director of Innovation in 2014, where she developed R&D projects for the group’s companies, working in close liaison with several universities and research institutes. She enjoys reading, yoga, and complaining about her cats’ behaviour, which is appalling.