EMODnet is a network of organisations working together to observe the sea, to make the marine data collected freely available and interoperable, to create seamless data layers across sea-basins and to distribute the data and data products through the Internet. The primary aim of EMODnet is to unlock existing but fragmented and hidden marine data and make them accessible for a wide range of users including private bodies, public authorities and researchers.
INMARE, an exciting and innovative Horizon 2020 funded marine biodiscovery project - in which Seascape Belgium were a partner - came to an extremely successful conclusion in March 2019. Seascape would like to extend their congratulations to the entire INMARE project team at the end of their four-year journey to revolutionise enzyme biodiscovery!
Coordinated by the University of Bangor (Wales, UK), INMARE set out to reduce the long and arduous enzyme discovery process and provide bio-based industries with faster, greener and cheaper solutions by harnessing the bioactive potential of marine biodiversity.
In four years, INMARE’s success in advancing enzyme biodiscovery has been unprecedented. At the onset of INMARE the enzyme biodiscovery pipeline was estimated to take anything from 5-7 years. INMARE has reduced that time to less than a year in some instances, and has provided industry with a suite of more than 1000 active enzymes – some of which are performing better than current commercial products. INMARE’s work has resulted in four patents and one start-up company.
With 64% of the world’s leading enzyme companies located in Europe, INMARE’s work will contribute to Europe’s leadership in this field.
INMARE is an exemplar of how European collaborations can fast-track innovations in industrially relevant research and development. It has demonstrated the crucial role of the European Union’s Horizon Research and Innovation Programmes in driving innovation.
To find out more about INMARE take a look at Seascape’s short film below, or for more information check out our INMARE legacy products.
- INMARE Factsheet - Industrial Applications of Marine Enzymes: The INMARE Project
- INMARE Science Policy Brief - Transforming Industrial Enzymes Biodiscovery: The INMARE Legacy
- INMARE Legacy Report - New Marine Enzymes for Industry: INMARE Solutions