A new training course on Blue Biotechnologies, jointly organised by BlueMed CSA and the BlueBio ERANET COFUND, is now open for applications.
The advanced training course aims at contributing to the creation of ‘blue skills’, filling knowledge gaps while matching market opportunities via a joint effort among the scientific community, research infrastructures and business operators. The program will offer the opportunity of increasing awareness about marine biotechnology purposes, and also promoting the progress of the research results through the pipeline up to the market, identifying technological and legal bottlenecks step by step and prospecting solutions.
BlueMed has identified “Explore the potential of Blue Biotechnologies” as one of the priority goals of its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). Among the actions identified to reach this goal will be to foster collaborative research through transdisciplinary fields of expertise (e.g. genomics, data bases, outreach) and interdisciplinary approaches (e.g. by scientists, private stakeholders, end-users etc.), and promote education through training the next generation of marine biotechnologists.
In this context, the recently endorsed BlueMed Implementation Plan promotes the development of a joint strategic action on Blue Biotech at first by organizing a training course aiming at the creation of blue careers.
BlueBio COFUND (www.bluebioeconomy.eu) coordinates an R&D funding scheme to strengthen Europe’s position in the blue bioeconomy and address gaps to finally identify ways of bringing bio-based products and services to the market and find new ways of creating value from in the blue bioeconomy.
BlueMed and BlueBio jointly present the Integrated advanced training course on Blue Biotechnologies, Aquatic products and Blue Bio-economy, to be held in Messina (Sicily, Italy) on 15-19 March 2021.