Portugal benefits from a fantastic geopolitical advantage and has an immense marine biodiversity available to be used as raw material for the marine biotech industry worldwide.
The BLUEBIO ALLIANCE (BBA) is a national network that includes all subsectors of the marine bioresources value chain in Portugal. It ranges from raw material producers and R&D units to biotech SMEs, transforming centers and manufacturers, public sector entities and support companies, up to the final consumer product developers.
BBA aims at collectively organizing this value chain, to foster its relations and dynamics, leveraging its SMEs’ growth and accelerating their internationalization by increasing their outreach and exportations, leading to more jobs and value creation for Portugal.
BBA is currently led by a multidisciplinary, highly experienced TEAM with academic, legal, and industry backgrounds who have jointly been responsible for over 50 national and international projects, launched several bio-based startups and SMEs, and been responsible for dozens of patents and hundreds of publications in the field.
OCEANO AZUL FOUNDATION is currently the main supporter of BLUEBIO ALLIANCE.
BBA works closely with the Foundation to promote new, innovative and sustainable blue economy sectors, and to fulfil its mission of decoupling economic development from marine environmental degradation as it promotes blue growth without damaging the ocean environment.
Here you can consult BLUEBIO ALLIANCE BYLAWS.