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MARMED kickoff meeting

13.06.2012, Guimarães, Portugal

The project MARMED held its kickoff meeting in Guimarães, on 13 June 2012.

MARMED was approved under the 3rd Call for proposals within the priority 1.2 - Enhance competitiveness and innovation capacities in maritime economy niches of excellence

This project aims the valorisation of marine residues and sub-products from several companies from the marine sector, with demonstration of real cases (collaboration with industries as proof-of-concept) and on the other side to demonstrate the added-value and high-potential of applicability of those materials (marine origin biopolymers and ceramics) in biomedical applications, also with close industrial collaboration, that will evaluate the market potential of the applications to be developed and/or studied under the scope of this project.

Partnership: Universidade do Minho (PT), Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar da Universidade do Porto (PT), Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC) (ES), Centro Tecnológico del Mar – Fundación CETMAR (ES), Universidade de Vigo (ES), Instituto Nacional de Recursos Biológicos/Instituto Investigação das Pescas e do Mar (PT), Université de Bretagne Occidentale (FR), Queen’s University Belfast (UK), NUI Galway (IE), Universidade do Algarve (PT)

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