Collaborations | EMBRC


EMBRC-ERIC actively fosters links with cognate RIs, for example via the INFRADEV-4 cluster projects EMBRIC, ENVRI Plus, CORBEL.

An EMBRC-ERIC representative currently vice-chairs the BMS group of RIs, former Biomedbridges, providing coherence to the Health and Food RI structure. Through these mechanisms, EMBRC-ERIC will foster interoperability and synergies to contribute to a comprehensive European RI service provision.
Examples include:

  • Building pipeline services to allow users smart access to a chain of complementary services;
  • Sharing procedures, databases and protocols will aid users and contribute to the interoperability and standardisation of data across the European RI landscape;
  • Shared organisation of workshops, in particular on standardisation and shared best practice guidelines;
  • Coordination of activities regarding knowledge and technology transfer;
  • Shared organisation of brokerage events with industry, stakeholders and policy makers and other events for the promotion of ESFRI RIs;
  • Harmonisation of access systems among ESFRI RIs to facilitate service provision for RI users;

Such developments involve plans for coordinated activities to promote EU RIs and the organisation of matching events with funders and policy makers (EU, JPIs, ERA-NETs, Euromarine, Tara Oceans), shared knowledge and technological development and dissemination, as well as shared training of technical and administrative RI staff.

Collaboration with US & Canada

Collaboration with CPMR

Trying to contribute to embody the regional agenda on Blue Biotechnologies and attracting the regions towards our long term sustainability, EMBRC have joined forces with the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR), through our joint participation in an EMBRC preparatory phase project (PP2_EMBRC), in which we analysed the Smart Specialisation Strategies of 110 European coastal regions, mapping the relevance of “marine biotechnologies” therein. Through our exercise, 17 regions have been identified which consider Marine Biotechnologies as a priority area of specialisation. This number increases to 24 when we consider regions that recognise marine biotechnology as an enabling technology for other economic sectors (e.g.: aquaculture and fisheries). The map can be explored interactively, following this link:


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