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Creation of co-ordination, connectivity and co-operation platform among research groups of the Macaronesia region and Northwest Africa to seek synergies and boost an emerging industrial sector based on biotechnology of microalgae and cyanobacteria in the geographical area of influence of the MAC programme

  • Fundación Parque Científico Tecnológico de la ULPGC (BEA). Canarias. España
  • Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias. Canarias. España
  • Universidad de Azores. Azores. Portugal
  • Universidad de Madeira. Madeira. Portugal
  • Sociedad de Promoción Económica de Gran Canaria. Canarias. España
  • Universidad de Cabo Verde. Cabo Verde

Budget:   2.767.156,14 €    

INTERREG MAC 2014-2020 Finance Program, European Regional Development Funds ERDF (85%):   2.352.082,72 €

January 2017 - December 2019

Main objective: 

Startup a co-ordination, connectivity and co-operation platform among research groups of the Macaronesia region and Northwest Africa to consolidate a network of native microalgae and cyanobacteria culture collection network to assess production and value the biomass of new species of interest.

Specific objectives:

  • Develop blue and Green Biotechnology in Macaronesia.
  • Develop and implement new environmentally sustainable alga Production and Processing Technologies with zero C02 on an industrial scale.
  • Draw up an effective offer of services in algae biotechnology for both institutions and other official agents, NGOs for development, collectives or other organisations to preserve the environment and natural heritages, individual business people or entrepreneurs.
  • Develop products, draft marketing and management adjustment policies.
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