The Norwegian University of Science and Technology is an international oriented university, specializing in technology and the natural sciences with headquarters in Trondheim, Norway.
The Phycology Lab at Ghent University is headed by Olivier De Clerck. The research of his group focuses on genetics, diversity and life cycle control of marine macroalgae. The research group addresses questions ranging from descriptive taxonomy over ecological studies forecasting the distribution of species in relation to environmental change to genomics of selected green and brown seaweed species. A substantial part of the research involves a combination of fieldwork, culturing (including aquaculture) and manipulating seaweed strains to study their development (Dictyota), gamete development (Ectocarpus, Ulva) or morphogenesis and genomics (green seaweeds).
FBK is the top Research Institute in Italy, ranked at the 1st place for scientific excellence within 3 different subject areas and for the economic and social impact according to the latest quality of research ANVUR evaluation. With its 3,500 square meters of laboratories and scientific infrastructures and a community of over 450 researchers, 140 doctoral students, 200 visiting fellows and thesis students, 700 affiliates and accredited students combined, Fondazione Bruno Kessler acts as a scientific and technological hub, its premises and platforms hosting a lively ecosystem of co-located ventures, spin-offs, projects and training opportunities.
The result of more than half a century of history, through 12 centres dedicated to technology and innovation and to the humanities and social sciences, FBK aims to achieve excellent results in the scientific and technological field with particular regard to interdisciplinary approaches and the application dimension.
This is due to the constant focus on collaborations and exchange activities with public administration and institutions, small, medium-sized and multinational companies, European and international institutions, which broaden the capacity for innovation and involve the local community and the local economy in the circulation of knowledge and technologies. The Mission of Fondazione Bruno Kessler can be summarized in two main points:
FBK aims at excellence both in fundamental research for the advancement of knowledge, and in the more mature fields of science and technology that allow a greater and more immediate economic and social impact.
We have been working in the field of sustainability assessment of energy, mobility, and biosystems for >30 years with an emphasis on critical insular issues and circular economy.
Algaia is a French bio-ingredients company belonging to the Joseph Rettenmaier & Söhne (JRS) group since March 2023. It produces and markets seaweed extracts for the food industry, cosmetics, food supplements, medical devices and agriculture worldwide. In addition to the head office and production unit located in Brittany, near the second largest seaweed field in Europe, the company has a R&D center in Saint Lô in Normandy
Getinge is committed to meet today’s health care challenges together with health care providers and be part of improving patients’ lives around the globe. Getinge offering includes products and solutions for intensive care, cardiovascular procedures, operating rooms, sterile reprocessing and life science.
IBERAGAR, SA is a Portuguese company engaged in the manufacture and distribution of hydrocolloids derived from seaweeds in particular agar-agar.
onCyt Microbiology AG is a Swiss company providing online microbial monitoring solutions for industrial applications.
More than 111,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. We focus on sustainbility, innovation and digitalization with the goal to create chemistry for a sustainable future. Sustainability is part of our company’s purpose an of strategic relevance. BASF targets to achieve net-zero emissions in 2050. As our production is very energy intense, we work on massively reducing our carbon footprint along the whole value chain. As part of this transformation, the transition towards renewable raw materials for the production of chemicals, has consequently become a focus topic in BASF’s corporate research.
FVA is an Italian SME operating since 1990 in the field of new media communication, education and stakeholders engagement for research and organizational contexts.
Since 1998 FVA is involved in EU financed research projects as partner expert in:
FVA is also specialized in the production of: Media and New Media production, Serious games, advergames and entertainment, Technology Enhanced training platforms and ICT solutions.
FVA activities are mainly targeting the following domains: Circular Bioeconomy, Social innovation and RRI, Social Sciences and Humanities, Learning, Health and Security.