What are we?
The BLUEBIO ALLIANCE (BBA) is a non-profit Portuguese association, founded in Cascais in July 2015, representing all players in the marine bioresources and blue biotech value chain, whose main goal is to promote and develop the blue bioresources sector. It has over 90 members currently and it includes all subsectors of the marine bioresources value chain in Portugal. It ranges from raw material producers, R&D units, to biotech SMEs, transforming centers and manufacturers, publicsector & governmental entities, as well as support companies and final consumer product’s developers. BBA’s focus is on 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. Additionally, BBA it is the national voice for the sector, interacting at national governmental level for policy briefs and guidelines, at central European level for H2020 and science funding opportunities, while also operating at the global level to promote and internationalize the Portuguese Marine Bioresources and Blue Biotech sector.