Renewable Matter # 08 / January-February

Growing Little Blue Companies

by Ilaria Nardello

Climate change and environmental degradation, a sustainable supply of food and energy and human health and aging populations are some of the challenges that European countries are facing today. In this context, marine biotechnology can and should make a major contribution to the economic recovery, growth, creation of jobs and development of smarter and greener economies in Europe. 

The Atlantic BlueTech Project questioned the maturity of this sector, in the Atlantic regions of France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the UK. Dominated by small and micro enterprises, the sector appears to be still relatively young and very dynamic, with a significant number of companies established over the past 15 years, and the older businesses going back only to the 1980s. In this...

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