BLUEBIO ALLIANCE (BBA), the Portuguese association for the marine bioresources and blue biotechnology sector, has around 200 associates from across the value chain, covering research centers, universities, startups, SMEs, large companies, but also all the societal key players and agencies as well as support structures to this value chain. BBA’s mission is to promote and develop the blue bioresources sector, leading to more jobs and value creation. BBA has an extended international industry and market network in the blue bioresources and marine biotech field to which it can extend its actions. It plays a key role in connecting the different stakeholders in the blue value chain, supporting, and making accessible a set of infrastructure, services, and facilities focused on the blue bioeconomy ( and fostering entrepreneurship and innovation for blue products market development and expansion.


MAZE Impact is a European impact investing company based in Portugal created in 2013. MAZE Impact invests in effective solutions that solve social and environmental challenges and supports entrepreneurs in expanding their solutions to the European market through an impact investing fund, acceleration programs and through working with the public sector to improve the impact of social service delivery.