To address the ongoing rapid development in marine biotechnology that relates to health, a symposium on ”Marine biotechnology – marine products for health” will be arranged. The intention is that this would be a first set in a series of annual meetups on marine biotechnology, providing a connection hub for academia and industry.
The symposium is hosted by the the Maritime Cluster of West Sweden with extra effort and funding from Region Västra Götaland (VGR) and Centre for Sea and Society at the University of Gothenburg.
The aim is to bring together actors with an interest in marine biotechnology and health in the region, as well as in the rest of Sweden, and to catalyse collaborations. The symposium programme includes invited keynote speakers as well as talks given by local representatives from academia and companies. There will also be allocated times for interactions and meetings. The day ends with a panel discussion about future development and initiatives for fostering the connection between marine biotechnology and health.
Ambassadors for Marine Biotechnology within the Maritime Cluster of West Sweden
Johan Svenson, RISE
Anders Blomberg, University of Gothenburg