The blue economy sector of the Atlantic Area is largely made up of leading not only national, but also international companies , thanks to the innovative technologies, products and services they provide in various sectors, such as blue biotechnology, aquaculture or renewable energy.
Many of these companies have emerged in recent years from the scientific and research environment, others are spin-outs of companies already consolidated and have given rise to business initiatives of remarkable success. There are also companies with a long business development which have identified the blue economy as a niche business of the future.
Companies, as well as research agents, also develop technologies and innovations that seek financing in order to be part of the market.
Their projects are reflected in the “BLUE ECONOMY TECHNOLOGIES” section of this Portal.
AMBERJACK SOLUTIONS works with the Portuguese Hydrographic Institute for more than a decade, developing a network of tide gauge stations around Portugal- mainland, Madeira and Azores. Maintenance teams are available 24/7 to make sure that all the network stations are up and running for as much time as possible.
MARE STARTUP is a program of entrepreneurship and support for business innovation in the area of the Sea. This initiative aims to promote performance in the area of the sea, emerging as a program to encourage the creation of new businesses and business innovation in the Blue Growth.
The Water Technology Centre represents a pioneering model of collaboration between the administration, university and business. This model has been consolidated as a European reference in the application of scientific knowledge to water and the environment. Its mission is to anticipate society’s needs in order to propose new R&D&I solutions to ensure the sustainability and efficiency of the water cycle, taking into account local needs.
Ínclita Seaweed Solutions (ISS) was born based on scientific knowledge in the areas of marine biotechnology and macroalgae production, and is profoundly client oriented. The ISS emerged from the work of two researchers and the joint vision and knowledge of two other business partners, and was awarded the title of CIIMAR’s first spin-off.