Development of innovative technological solutions for the valorization of marine resources, through research, development and demonstration of new products and improvement of productive processes
The ValorMar Project is an initiative created by Portuguese companies and entities that intend to study new marine applications for the food, biomedical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
The project has a time horizon of three years and will generate new marine applications for the food, biomedical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. The launch of new healthy products based on resources such as algae and similar, new aquaculture development and optimization technologies and services or integrated traceability of the fish chain, with the capacity to leverage the sea economy and drive opportunities, particularly through the export of goods and services.
To this end, the program is based on four main axes: 1. New sea products, technologies and processes for industry and the market. Among the new products can be R & D of innovative preserves and snacks based on different marine resources, proposing new strategies to extend the shelf life of fish preparations; 2. Development and optimization of new products, technologies and processes for aquaculture production in Portugal and Europe, such as anticipation of the weather; 3. Isolation of bioactive compounds from marine sources, for use in formulations for functional foods or in the biomedical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries; 4. Research and development of the technological traceability platform, to provide information to companies and the end consumer in an integrated way, considering the entire value chain.
Valuation of Marine Resources, Innovation, Aquaculture, New Technologies, Sea Economy
Sonae MC (Coordinator); Escola Superior de Biotecnologia - Universidade Católica Portuguesa;CIIMAR – Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental da Universidade do Porto; Fórum Oceano – Associação da Economia do Mar; Universidade de Aveiro; Docapesca; Soja de Portugal; Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto; Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar da Universidade do Porto; Universidade do Minho; Sociedade Portuguesa da Inovação; Sparos I&D Nutrition in aquaculture; SORGAL, S.A; ria sea rch; Piscicultura do Vale da Lama, Lda; necton; NAVIA; Instituto Politécnico de Viana de Castelo; IPMA; Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica; Inegi; Politécnico de Leiria; HIDROMOD; Fourmag; Foodintech; CMP;CVR; cpc; CCMAR; BIVALVIA; A Poveira; Alga+; Fórum Oceano;