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Untapped Resources from the Sea: the FOODIMAR Project Hits the Ground Running with a succesful Kick-Off Meeting in Berlin  

Collaboration and engagement at its finest: FOODIMAR project partners gathered to established the baseline to set the course for a successful project.

From June 4-5, 2024, the project partners gathered at the SUBMARINER Network headquarters in Berlin, Germany to establish the baseline, discuss the vision and goals in detail, and outline the steps ahead.  


FOODIMAR is one of the 19 projects selected in the 1st Call of the Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership. Launched in May 2024, the FOODIMAR team will, over the next three years, develop innovative, cost-effective, and climate-friendly methods to produce high-quality marine collagen, gelatin, and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) from fisheries and aquaculture side-streams, addressing the needs of both industry and consumers. 

The consoritum is coordinated by SUBMARINER (Germany) and brings together six partners highly commited in untapping the potential of seafood side-streams: SINTEF Ocean (Norway), Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), University of Southern Denmark (Denmark), Tetis Biotech (Türkye), and Ghent University (Belgium).  

Together We Improve the Blue Environment and Economy 

As part of the kick-off meeting, Angela Schultz-Zehden, managing director of the SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth, shared about the network and collaboration opportunities for FOODIMAR with the members and the projects SUBMARINER is involved.  

BlueBioMatch: Connecting the Blue Bioeconomy   

BlueBioMatch is a platform designed to propel progress within the blue bioeconomy domain. Silvia Tosatto, from the SUBMARINER team, presented the platform and its features to the partners. As part of the project activities, FOODIMAR operates a a working group on the platform on ‘marine side-streams valorization’  to foster collaboration between the diverse initiatives on seafood side-streams valorization that have emerged in the EU and beyond in recent years.  

Do you work with marine side-streams valorization? Join the working group on the BlueBioMatch!  

Social media and website are coming soon! Do not worry, SUBMARINER will let you know so you don’t miss this opportunity.   

Stay tuned to discover more about the project and the exciting opportunities that seafood side-streams valorization offer!  

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