Workshop on the Regions' support to blue biotechnologies value chains in Europe

21 June 2016
Bilbao Vizcaya , Bilbão , Spain
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"Workshop on the Regions' support to blue biotechnologies value chains in Europe"

Workshop on the Regions' support to blue biotechnologies value chains in Europe is organized in the framework of the EMBRC Research Infrastructure. Research infrastructures such as EMBRC must ensure sustainability in the long run and thus need to strengthen the partnership with regional stakeholders. EMBRC laboratories and services are located in peripheral maritime regions, often far from the major knowledge and decision-making centres. Typically, marine stations are also geographically separated from major concentrations of industry and located in areas with unemployment rates above the European average. In their Smart Specialization Strategies (S3), several maritime regions fully recognize the potential of blue growth and the bioeconomy as a way to mitigate these problems, raise their position in the innovation scale, and attractiveness to human and financial capital. In order to develop their S3s the Regions have access to European structural and social funds. Therefore, partnerships with the regions will contribute to sustainability of EMBRC and to economic growth and employment in the regions.