Marine Biotechnology Overview
Ireland has an established a marine biotechnology research community that is supported by national and international funds. Active university, research institute and institute of technology based projects exist in areas related to biomaterials, bioprocessing, food ingredients including functional foods, drugs and other therapeutic products, animal health and agriculture, aquaculture, medical devices, cosmetics and environmental remediation. We the Marine Institute have a key role in enabling marine biotechnology research and innovation through strategic funding programmes. Our strategic funding programmes contribute to the development of national strategic research and innovation which support the goals of Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth.