Marinox at Seaweed Symposium in May

Marinox will be attending the Seaweed Symposium for Growth in the Blue Bio-economy which will be held in the Nordic House in the Faroe Islands from May 5 – 7 2015. The purpose of the Seaweed Symposium is to establish a forum where projects working with cultivation, harvesting and bio-refinery of macroalgae can meet to exchange state-of -the-art experience, identify future development challenges and potential solutions.
The symposium is sponsored by the Nordic Fisheries and Aquaculture Cooperation under the Faroese chairmanship.  The chairmanship is focusing on bio-economy and Blue Growth, with an emphasis on making better use of our valuable marine living resources and developing new products from marine biomass. Macroalgae is regarded as marine resource that can be sustainably utilized in commercial industries across the Nordic region in the future.

The Seaweed Symposium for Growth in the Blue Bio-economy is for invited projects and key stakeholders working with macroalgae cultivation, harvesting, bio-refinery and associated processes. In addition key stakeholders representing research and development grant institutions from the Nordic region and the European Commission have been invited.  The symposium is jointly organised by the MAB3 and MacroBiotech projects.

Marinox and a new EU funded collaborative project – “EnRichMar”

Marinox is partiEnRichMar logoid (3)cipating in the EnRichMar project, a new EU FP7 SME project with the main aim to increase the value of convenience food by adding functional ingredients, produced from underutilised marine based raw materials and by-products from fish processing, with confirmed bioavailability. The focus will be placed on ingredients such as fish oil powder and seaweed extracts which may enhance positive health effects and stability, enhance flavour and consequently contribute to salt reduction to meet market demand.

The EnRichMar project was conceived by a group of European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), from producers of convenience seafood dishes, cereal and dairy products, omega and seaweed ingredients. The SME’s will gain research input and knowledge from the research and technological development partners (RTDs) to strengthen their market position. The competitiveness of the SME´s will increase in the growing markets of foods with bioactive compounds. The verification of health effect of consumption of enriched food is of high importance to the ingredient and the food producing companies in EnRichMar. This knowledge will also benefit European citizens and is of interest for health authorities.

Marinox aims to utilize in a sustainable way the bioactive compounds of brown seaweed. We are seeking new opportunities for seaweed extracts as functional ingredients in food.

Read more here or visit the EnRichMar website here.

TASTE – nýting á matþörungum til bragðaukningar og saltminnkunar í matvælaframleiðslu

Í tilefni af lokum verkefnisins TASTE verður haldin opin málstofa þann 16. september á Matís um nýtingu á sjávarþörungum til bragðaukningar og saltminnkunar í matvælaframleiðslu.

Á málstofunni verða haldnir fyrirlestrar um sjávarþörunga á Íslandi og nýtingu þeirra, sjávarþörungiðnaðinn í Frakklandi, næringargildi þörunga og notkun þörunga í matvæli og aðrar neytendavörur. Málstofan fer fram á ensku.

Nánari upplýsingar um TASTE verkefnið má finna á vefsíðu verkefnisins, http://tasteproject.net/, á heimasíðu Matís og með því að hafa samband við Rósu Jónsdóttur og Þóru Valsdóttur hjá Matís.

Marinox verður á Nýsköpunartorgi í Háskólanum í Reykjavík dagana 23. og 24. maí

Marinox verður á Nýsköpunartorgi í Háskólanum í Reykjavík dagana 23. og 24. maí

Um er að ræða fagráðstefnu um starfsumhverfi og uppbyggingarferli nýsköpunarfyrirtækja og sýningu þar sem fyrirtæki og stofnanir kynna árangur í nýsköpun. Tilefnið er 20 ára afmæli Samtaka iðnaðarins og 10 ára afmæli Tækniþróunarsjóðs.

Dagskrá er margvísleg s.s. fagráðstefna, málstofur og spennandi Nýsköpunartorg fyrir alla fjölskylduna laugardaginn 24. maí kl. 11-17. Öllum þeim sem áhuga hafa á nýsköpun og tækni er boðið á Nýsköpunartorgið. Um 70 nýsköpunarfyrirtæki og stofnanir kynna vöru og þjónustu en að auki verða margvíslegar uppákomur fyrir fjölskylduna.

Markmið Nýsköpunartorgsins er að skapa skýra mynd af árangri og uppbyggingu tækni-og hugverkaiðnarins. Aðkomu stoðkerfisins og Tækniþróunarsjóðs að þessari uppbyggingu auk þess að byggja upp sterka og jákvæða ímynd fyrirtækja með því að sýna og segja frá nýsköpun í ólíkum fyrirtækjum.

Samtök iðnaðarins, Tækniþróunarsjóður, HR, Einkaleyfastofa og Ský og fleiri aðilar sem tengjast nýsköpunarumhverfinu á Íslandi standa fyrir Nýsköpunartorginu.

Frekari upplýsingar um viðburðinn má sjá hér.

Marinox Project Ranked 4th in the Eurostars Funding Programme

Marinox was recently awarded a substantial grant from the Eurostars programme, which is the first European funding and support programme to be specifically dedicated to research-performing SMEs. Marinox is an innovative company with a business model to create valuable products based on fundamental research on bioactive substances derived from seaweed. The Eurostars member countries are 33 and all project applications must pass through a highly competitive selection process, and the scrutiny of a panel of international research and business experts, to ensure that only the best business ideas and strong consortia get the funding they need. In this tenth round of calling Eurostars received 594 applications out of which the Marinox project was ranked nr. 4. Marinox is the owner of the project but it is carried out in co-operation with Matís – the Icelandic Food and Biotech R&D – and Due Miljö from Norway. Part of the grant is funded by the Icelandic Technology Development Fund.

To be awarded this grant from Eurostars along with the very favourable review is a major recognition for Marinox and its groundbreaking R&D. The aim of the project is development, production and marketing of novel food supplements from Icelandic brown seaweed. The goal is to scale up current processes to produce seaweed derived bioactive substances and to bring them successfully to market. Marinox originates from and co-operates closely with Matís, an independent research and development institute in Iceland. During the last years Marinox has developed novel procedures to extract bioactive ingredients from seaweed for effective use in its products. Among its products is the UNA skincare™ cosmetic brand.