Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance+

ACRONYM
ALLIANCE+
Title
Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance+
General information
Alliance+ is a Baltic Sea Region-wide blue biotechnology network that matches organizations & individuals, e.g. SMEs, scientific institutions, public authorities, regions, investors, from the commercial and academic field. It should develop into a blue biotechnology accelerator, that emerged from the main stage project Alliance. In the current status Alliance+ (funded as extension stage project) it is functioning as a pre-accelerator. The Alliance+ extension project aims to open the Alliance network to blue biotechnology actors beyond the reach of the limited partnership of the Alliance main stage project. The Alliance+ will therefore stabilize and secure the resources required for providing an ongoing ALLIANCE network and service offer and thus enable continuous development of future blue biotechnology products. Moreover, the Alliance+ aims to recruit and train new experts to act as blue detectives, mentors and advisors within and in conjunction with the partners of the current Marine Biotechnology Community (https://www.submariner-network.eu/blue-biotechnology-topic). In addition, the Alliance+ aims to identify and reach out to strategic investors (incl. EU, national, regional public authorities and their funding programmes; blue biotech companies, private foundations) to provide for the ongoing funding.
Start
August, 2019
End
April, 2021
Funding (total)
393000
Funding (GEOMAR)
73000
Funding body / Programme
    EU / Interreg Baltic Sea Region
Coordination
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel (GEOMAR), Germany
Partners
Kiel Marine Science (KMS), Germany
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG, Germany
Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Finland
Tartu Biotechnology Park (TBP), Estonia
Klaipeda Science and Technology Park (KSTP), Lithuania