The Intergroup organises a Breakfast meeting with European Marine Biological Research Infrastructure Cluster (EMBRIC) on 21 March 2018. Discussions will focus on how to release the potential of the blue biotechnology sector.
EMBRIC is a cluster of six pan-European Research Infrastructures (RIs) which offers transversal workflows to accelerate innovation in marine biotechnology.
After running the RI cluster for 34 months, the EMBRIC consortium has identified several barriers which slow down innovation in the field, including obstacles related to standards, investment capacity and sustainability of marine bioresources. In particular optimizing policies that decrease the risk-taking capacity of private investments will be essential in promoting the blue bio-economy in peripheral maritime regions
The meeting will be chaired by MEP Isabelle THOMAS and will be divided into 2 session, the first one focussing on EU Strategy for the sector, the second on the state of play in EU territories and the needs of the sector.