Blue Economy Summer Series: Driving Biotech Innovation with Microalgae

5 PM–7 PM | Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences | Public

Co-hosted with Bigelow Laboratory, this event will feature discussions of microalgal advancements in research and the private sector.

Blue Economy Summer Series: Driving Biotech Innovation with Microalgae

While kelp often dominates the algae conversation, the world of microalgae holds untapped potential, with innovations spanning pharmaceuticals to biomaterials. As part of our Blue Economy Summer Series, we will take a deeper look at Maine's potential to redefine resilience and sustainability in the seafood supply chain, join us as we discuss how Maine can harness this potential and emerge as a leader in the microalgae sector.

Blaine Grimes and our Gulf of Maine Ventures team work with partner organizations and companies that are finding innovative solutions that are addressing GMRI's Global Ocean Challenges, including healthy ocean ecosystems, climate change, and seafood sustainability. Blaine will be joined by Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences to talk about the opportunity for blue economy growth here in the Gulf of Maine and what we can learn from trends in this expanding sector.

Doors will open at 5:30 pm and our program will begin at 6:00 pm. Complimentary refreshments will be available before and afterwards.

This lecture series is part of our Gulf of Maine Ventures strategic initiative, which harnesses the scientific, technical, and solution-oriented expertise of GMRI and our partners to advance innovation in the blue economy.

About the Speakers:

Blaine Grimes, Chief Ventures Officer, GMRI

Center for Algal Innovations

About our Host:

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is an independent, nonprofit research institute located in East Boothbay, Maine. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, Bigelow Laboratory scientists use innovative approaches to study the foundation of global ocean health and unlock its potential to improve the future for all life on our planet.

This series is supported by funding from the Economic Development Administration, Builders Initative, and Eaton Peabody.