Final Symposium

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SPONGES, CORALS AND THE WORLD is an international symposium on marine sciences, blue business and society.

The (free) symposium is a joint initiative of three EC-funded projects: BluePharmTrain, Atlas and SponGES. We would like to bring together major scientific, industrial and societal stakeholders in blue biotechnology. Because effective transfer of novel discoveries in marine biotechnology can greatly improve Europe’s capacity, to address the needs of the society of the future and to generate new commercial opportunities.

An interactive industry exhibition, plenary lectures, poster sessions, and scientific talks, as well as keynote lectures are expected, to build new opportunities in a cross-sectorial knowledge from research, societal partners and industry.

The meeting was held in Blanes, Spain from 30-31 March 2-17

An overview of the programme and all other information is available at the symposium website: