Principal Investigator
Vitor Vasconcelos

Leader Institution
Universidad de Vigo, Spain

Research Teams



BlueBioLab: Transboundary Marine Biotechnology Laboratory

The general objective of the BLUEBIOLAB project is the creation of a cross-border laboratory of scientific excellence in the area of ​​marine biotechnology that boosts the capacity to develop excellence in R&D, reinforces and internationalizes the R&D capabilities of the territory, optimize the use of research infrastructures and contribute to achieving the expected results in the RIS3, RIS3T and in the blue growth strategy.


In order to achieve this global BlueBioLab aims to:

• Support the consolidation of biotechnology - an essential facilitating technology - as a fundamental tool for the study and valorization of marine biological resources, and the sustainable exploitation of marine biological resources, areas in which the Euroregion has already reached a critical mass of researchers, and has the potential to be internationally competitive.

  • To pool the existing infrastructures, integrated in the Transboundary Marine Biotechnology Laboratory, in line with the common strategic objectives of the regions (RIS3 Galicia, RIS3 North and RIS3T)
  • Develop actions to support talent and promote the mobility of researchers, including the programming of training activities.
  • Create networks of knowledge and joint work, with actors of the scientific system linked to marine biotechnology on both sides of the border, in order to increase critical mass and scientific excellence.
  • Promote the internationalization and integration of scientific infrastructures linked to marine biotechnology in international R&D&I networks through the Transboundary Marine Biotechnology Laboratory, to achieve the consideration of excellent research centers and international reference.

Therefore, BlueBioLab aims to establish the resources and mechanisms to strengthen, stimulate and project internationally strategic research lines for the territory and for the marine productive sector, promoting innovative capacity and territorial competitiveness through a TFE in which the Euroregion has already demonstrated its ability to be internationally competitive.