In the context of the INTERREG ECORIS3 project which aims at promoting better policies and measures to support local and regional innovation ecosystems within RIS3 strategies, a lot of attention was paid to the Blue Biotechnology sector (with a major involvement of UBO and UALG). One of the outcomes of the project was an inventory of jobs and professions needed in the blue biotechnology sector. All blue biotech areas (plant based, microbiota based, or fish and aquaculture based) require marine professionals with an academic research background that have a broad interdisciplinary view on the sector.
Marine life had to adapt to the extreme marine conditions. Blue biotechnology is dedicated to the exploration and valorisation of the resulting diversity of marine organisms into the development of new products of high economic value. In the long term, the EU commission expects the sector to offer high-skilled employment and significant downstream opportunities combining scientific and managerial expertise (Communication from the Commission: Blue Growth opportunities for marine and maritime sustainable growth).
- The graduated student can develop analytical chemistry tools to identify and extract bioactive molecules
- The graduated student can identify and protect Intellectual Property to develop Innovation
- The graduated student can use blue growth to value and protect biological marine resources
- The graduated student understands the regulatory framework relating to the production and commercialisation of biotechnology products.