The Marine Institute represents Ireland in the Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET (ERA-MBT) consortium of national funding bodies. Led by the Research Council of Norway.ERA-MBT is designed to enhance coordination of relevant national and regional Research, Technology Development and Innovation (RTDI) programmes in Marine Biotechnology across Europe.
Twenty partners from 14 countries are working with stakeholders from industry, research organisations and funding agencies. This will identify needs and gaps in the value chain from research and development, through optimising research results for proof of concept and industrial uptake and into commercialisation. A key element of the project is to launch calls for new collaborative research projects that will be funded by ERA-MBT.