RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS

BLUE ECONOMY RESEARCH ENTITIES

In the Atlantic Area there is a pole of knowledge in which outstanding research capacities are concentrated in different disciplines linked to technologies and innovations of marine and maritime resources.

In the Atlantic Area there is a pole of knowledge in which outstanding research capacities are concentrated in different disciplines linked to technologies and innovations of marine and maritime resources.

This section describes the main research entities with results applicable to the blue economy. In particular, there are those which own the technologies described in the section “Blue Economy Technologies”.

What entities produce research results in the field of the Blue Economy?

Universidade Santiago de Compostela (USC)

The USC has been transferring research results for more than 20 years and is among the ten leading Spanish universities in terms of the number of patent applications and licensing contracts, currently with a portfolio of more than 200 patents. In the last 10 years, 30 companies were created based on knowledge generated in the USC.

Centro de Ciências do Mar e do Ambiente (MARE)

MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre – is a centre for research, technological development and innovation, with an integrative and holistic approach, concentrating a wide diversity of expertise, skills, and capabilities, with a nationwide territorial implementation, that develops its activities oriented to societal challenges, in close partnership with national and international research centres.