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European Marine Biological Research Infrastructure Cluster to promote the Blue Bioeconomy

Objective

Marine (blue) biotechnology is the key to unlocking the huge economic potential of the unique biodiversity of marine organisms. This potential remains largely underexploited due to lack of connectivity between research services, practical and cultural difficulties in connecting science with industry, and high fragmentation of regional research, development and innovation (RDI) policies. To overcome these barriers, EMBRIC (European Marine Biological Resource Infrastructure Cluster) will link biological and social science research infrastructures (EMBRC, MIRRI, EU-OPENSCREEN, ELIXIR, AQUAEXCEL, RISIS) and will build inter-connectivity along three dimensions: science, industry and regions. The objectives of EMBRIC are to: (1) develop integrated workflows of high quality services for access to biological, analytical and data resources, and deploy common underpinning technologies and practices; (2) strengthen the connection of science with industry by engaging companies and by federating technology transfer (TT) services; (3) defragment RDI policies and involve maritime regions with the construction of EMBRIC. Acceleration of the pace of scientific discovery and innovation from marine bioresources will be achieved through: (i) establishment of multidisciplinary service-oriented technological workflows; (ii) joint development activities focusing on bioprospection for novel marine natural products, and marker-assisted selection in aquaculture; (iii) training and knowledge transfer; (iv) pilot transnational access to cluster facilities and services. EMBRIC will also connect TT officers from contrasted maritime regions to promote greater cohesion in TT practices. It will engage with policy-makers with the aim of consolidating a perennial pan-European virtual infrastructure cluster rooted in the maritime regions of Europe and underpinning the blue bioeconomy.

Field of science

  • /social sciences
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/health economics
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRADEV-1-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 043 808,75

Participants (29)

CENTRO DE CIENCIAS DO MAR DO ALGARVE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 357 750
Address
Universidade Do Algarve
8005 032 Faro
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 31 875
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINESCIENCE LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 182 991,25
Address
Scottish Marine Institute
PA37 1QA Dunbeg Oban
Activity type
Research Organisations
STAZIONE ZOOLOGICA ANTON DOHRN
Italy
EU contribution
€ 416 157,50
Address
Villa Comunale
80121 Napoli
Activity type
Research Organisations
MARINE SCOTLAND
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 289 683
Address
Victoria Road 375
AB119DB Aberdeen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 214 200
Address
Citadel Hill The Laboratory
PL1 2PB Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 232 956
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 32 370
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 020 307,50
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TUNATECH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 101 250
Address
Merowingerplatz 1A
40225 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
XELECT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 151 197,50
Address
Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road
KY16 9DR St Andrews
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 193 997,50
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 171 532,50
Address
Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CAB INTERNATIONAL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 186 068,75
Address
Noseworthy Way
OX10 8DE Wallingford
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 522 750
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT PASTEUR
France
EU contribution
€ 172 750
Address
Rue Du Docteur Roux 25-28
75724 Paris Cedex 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR INFEKTIONSFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 488 310
Address
Inhoffenstrasse 7
38124 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 617 668
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE GUSTAVE EIFFEL
France
EU contribution
€ 260 875
Address
5 Boulevard Descartes Campus De Marne-la-valle
77454 Marne-la-vallee
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 38 875
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE COTE D'AZUR
France
EU contribution
€ 87 500
Address
Grand Chateau 28 Avenue Valrose
06100 Nice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SCALPRO AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 86 250
Address
Svartevika 5
5337 Rong
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT DSMZ-DEUTSCHE SAMMLUNG VON MIKROORGANISMEN UND ZELLKULTUREN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 386 708,75
Address
Inhoffenstrasse 7B
38124 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 307 440
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 165 450
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 223 375
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 19 040
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 11 200
Address
Lg Campus Lagoas Marcosende
36310 Vigo Pontevedra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN INFRASTRUCTURE OF OPEN SCREENING PLATFORMS FOR CHEMICAL BIOLOGY EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTUCTURE CONSORTIUM (EU-OPENSCREEN ERIC)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 27 274
Address
Robert-rossle-str. 10
13125 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations