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From Academia to Entrepreneurship (1/6)

February 27 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CET

Blue Bio Techpreneurs Webinar Series
Transferring the Business Gen

Six BBT webinars, the first “From Academia to Entrepreneurship, starting on the 27th of February 2024, will focus on inspirational front runners, entrepreneurs, case studies and approaches in the blue biotechnology sector. All webinars will focus on real-life experiences and showcase concrete applications and entrepreneurial examples of circular innovations in blue biotech. The role of women entrepreneurs in blue biotech will be highlighted, and one webinar will cover stories from European outermost regions, such as the Azores. If you want to know what it takes to develop a start-up/innovation, the obstacles and the pitfalls, and the inspirational element of going through it, register for this webinar and get to know inspiring people.


Webinar 1 From Academia to Entrepreneurship

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The first webinar of this series will be in partnership with BlueBio Alliance, a member of the BlueBioTechpreneurs consortium.

Are you looking to find work in Blue Biotech but need guidance in making the leap from academia to the private sector? The first webinar will cover challenges and opportunities in starting a career in marine biotechnology. Individual stories will shed light on the needs of students and entrepreneurs and what can be done to connect graduates to opportunities in the field. The project partners of Blue Bio Techpreneurs will share how their MOOC, webinars and hackathons aim to do just that. A Q&A session will allow participants to speak directly to our speakers and to the project partners. Together we will share our experiences and the tools we need to build a successful future. 

Student Perspective – Starting a career in the Blue Bioeconomy
Entrepreneur Perspective – Starting a career and finding talent in the Blue Bioeconomy
Blue Bio Techpreneurs – Meeting the needs of students and companies in blue biotech.
Q&A Networking Tips and Closing Remarks

Agnes Isabella Dorich  A Norwegian-Chilean master’s student at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), specializes in sustainable seafood business development. Her diverse experience spans foreign affairs, venture capital, and bioeconomy research. 

Francisco Machado, founder of Easy Harvest Founded in 2022, Easy Harvest is a startup based in Portugal, that came to Francisco Machado’s mind, while he witnessed the local beaches getting covered by macroalgae during unpredictable outburst bloom events.  While macroalgae are an important natural resource used by many industries, these ones were regarded as a costly nuisance, demanding heavy duty intervention for cleaning and disposal of all the organic material that piled up in the sand. Francisco saw the opportunity and came up with the idea of collecting these algae in the water column before stranding, to provide high volumes of quality biomass at competitive prices to many end-markets who use this valuable natural resource. While providing for the industry, he would also be contributing to solving a current ever growing ecological problem of coastal areas by mitigating the strandings upstream.  Francisco Machado is biologist, an entrepreneur, and a passionate speaker about Easy Harvest, which he leads with his co-founder Emilia Kotiranta. Easy Harvest participated in the Blue Bio Value programme in 2022 (Ideation phase) and 2023 (acceleration programme).

Register now: Start WEBINAR 1 registration


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Webinar series programme edition I: Download


February 27
11:00 am - 12:00 pm CET
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