MARINNONET is a joint initiative of key actors of the quadruple helix of Canarias, Galicia, and País Vasco (ES), Bretagne (FR), Northern & Western and Southern (IE), Norte and Centro (PT), dedicated to Marine Biotechnology R&D&I. It aims at jointly exploiting their complementary competencies and capacities to the common benefit of the blue innovation ecosystems of the Atlantic Area (AA), to ensure their competitiveness in the European and global Blue Economy, and the sustainable use of marine resources, contributing to the adaptation to climate change.

The new transnational R&D&I cooperation network will enable the boost of the innovation capacity of the AA Blue Biotech sector, by implementing the conditions for widely participative open innovation practices and market-driven R&D&I activities involving the innovators and innovation facilitators.

Pilot actions and projects will showcase the diverse and impactful Blue Biotech innovation pathways that the new network can stimulate.

MARINNONET is funded within the framework of the Interreg Atlantic Area 2021-2017 program EAPA_0017/2022, and coordinated by the Universidade de Vigo – Centro de Investigación Mariña (CIM).

This project is co-financed by the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme through the European Regional Development Fund.

Project Duration: 36 months | 1/12/2023 – 30/11/2026

Total eligible budget: 2 320 286,69€

Co-financing rate: 75%

Contact person: Elisabete Costa |