Open Stakeholder Consultation | Marinebiotech

Open Stakeholder Consultation

Between 25 June and 15 August 2014, the Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET has consulted its stakeholders to get a better overview of the existing interactions between the industry and academia in the area of marine biotechnology. In particular, the aim of this open consultation was to identify the needs and gaps in such interactions.

The questionnaire for this consultation had 3 sections related to following themes:

  • General questions
  • Technical Transfer Practice and Policy
  • Funding schemes and marine biotechnology specific funding issues

126 Answers from our marine researchers, industrial stakeholders and policy makers have been received and these are being analysed presently to explore and identify challenges on the road to develop marine biotechnology into a sustainable and strong driver supporting industrial development of marine biotechnology in Europe.

The aggregated results will be used for the purpose of increasing awareness in industrial development environments about the potentials within marine biotechnology. ERA-MBT will further strive to develop mechanisms and tools to reduce or eliminate identified bottlenecks and barriers for a successful development within the area.

We would like to thank all stakeholders who participated in this survey and we will announce the results of this survey soon on the website.


For any questions regarding the consultation you can contact Sigurdur Bjornsson, Torger Børresen or Kim Turk.