Norgenta, the life science agency of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, developed a masterplan for marine biotechnology in Schleswig-Holstein within the framework of the SUBMARINER project. Schleswig-Holstein, Germany´s northernmost federal state, is known as the ‘land between the seas’. Its economy is closely linked to the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Marine Biotechnology as a promising future technology is expected to become an integral part of it.
‘Sea our Future’
To implement integrated maritime policy Schleswig-Holstein launched the initiative ‘Sea our Future’ already in 2004. The so-called ‘Masterplan for Marine Biotechnology in Schleswig- Holstein’ will now be one part of it. It may also serve as a model for a long-term development strategy for other parts of the Baltic Sea Region. The process included identification of the main industrial topics and markets (nutraceuticals, renewable energy, functional food, active pharmaceutical ingredients, cosmetics, and aquaculture) as well as academic topics (marine genomics, marine microbial diversity, biologically active substances, biobanking, and biopolymers). In addition, stakeholder panels were put in place to participate in the process of developing ideas for future actions.
Charged by the Cabinet of Schleswig-Holstein, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Technology Schleswig-Holstein has recently generated an implementation concept.
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Norgenta – North German Life Science Agency