Blue Bioeconomy in the Atlantic Area: New Products from Marine Organisms

Blue innovation and competitiveness
Blue innovation and competitiveness
Blue innovation and competitiveness
Total budget
Total budget
2,21 M€
ERDF funding
ERDF funding
1,66 M€
Lead Partner
Lead partner
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, ES)
15.12.2023 — 14.12.2026
BEAP-MAR is about addressing important challenges in the Blue Bioeconomy sector in the Atlantic Area. The project has a goal to increase our understanding of marine organisms, especially the ones that are not commonly used for commercial purposes, like new types of algae, marine fungi, and sponges.


The main objective is to make good use of these organisms and create new useful substances and products for different industries. By researching these less-known organisms, the project aims to come up with innovative ways to use them in industry. To make the Blue Bioeconomy grow, it's crucial to share knowledge and best practices among different regions.

BEAP-MAR plans to create partnerships among various groups and actors involved in the project to share what they learn, improve our understanding of these new marine organisms and their potential, and make the Atlantic Area more competitive. The project will also introduce practical ways for organizations in the Atlantic Area to use large-scale methods, allowing them to create new business models and make the most of previously untapped resources.

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  • National University of Ireland, Galway (Northern and Western, IE)
  • Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (Centro, PT)
  • French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (Bretagne, FR)
  • Diputación Provincial de Pontevedra (Galicia, ES)
  • Universidade do Algarve (Algarve, PT)
  • French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (Bretagne, FR)
  • Innovation & Management Centre CLG T/A WestBIC (Northern and Western, IE)

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Associated partners:

  • NERLEI - Associação Empresarial da Região de Leiria (Centro, PT)
  • Associação Oceano Verde - Laboratório Colaborativo Para o Desenvolvimento de Tecnologias e Produtos Verdes do Oceano (Algarve, PT)
  • Université Paris Cité (Ile-de-France, FR)
  • Valorial (Bretagne, FR)
  • Axencia Galega de Innovación (Galicia, ES)
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