Research Development and Innovation

The R&D and Innovation Team 

All main business areas of AquaBioTech Group require continuous research and development to advance their innovation potential. The ABT Research, Development and Innovation (R&D&I) Team is a central corporate unit​ which develops and supports the implementation of internal research projects to progress central goals of the company and improve our product and services offerings.  

Research priorities include strengthening the co-operation between academic and industry research, supporting the aquaculture industry to be more sustainable through technology development, encouraging the combination of aquaculture with other offshore industries​, the development of economically feasible Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS), ​and supporting Malta to become a center of aquaculture and Blue Economy knowledge in the Mediterranean​. 

ABT R&D&I projects connect external funding and collaboration opportunities (Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe, European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF), National, bilateral and multilateral calls) with experts from AquaBioTech Group’s ​other teams to progress their specific strategic goals and increase internal capacities through collaboration, networking and knowledge development. 

 

R&D and Innovation Projects 

The R&D&I topics of recent research include projects in Digitalisation & Precision Aquaculture; Valorisation of Aquaculture and Fisheries Waste and Sidestreams; Marine and Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Environment, Biofouling, and Corrosion; Climate Change and Circular Economy, Multiple use of Marine Space; and African Food Diversity and Production.

 

Current Calls 

AquaBioTech Group is always open to collaboration in Aquaculture, Marine and Blue Economy topics.
Please contact info@aquabt.com to discuss these and other collaboration opportunities.  

  • Horizon Europe Open Calls, with a focus on Mission: Ocean. Project Link
  • Towards local community-driven business models: regenerative ocean farming. TOPIC ID: HORIZON-MISS-2022-OCEAN-01-10. Project Link
  • Women in the Blue Economy TOPIC ID: EMFAF-2022-PIA-WBE. Project Link
  • Development of algal and renewable fuels of non-biological origin TOPIC ID: HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-03-07. Project Link