The Innovation Radar is a European Commission initiative to identify high potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation projects. It aims to promote the outputs of EU innovation and make them visible to all stakeholders. By increasing accessibility to new innovations, the Innovation Radar encourages the development of a dynamic ecosystem of incubators, entrepreneurs, funding agencies and investors that can help get EU-funded innovations to market faster.
The SIMBA innovation identified is titled, ‘Growth characteristics of Ulva ohnoi and selected microalgae in both marine and freshwater environments’. This innovation will play an important role in furthering our understanding of marine microbes and how microbial solutions can be applied to improve food and nutrition security in Europe. According to the Innovation Radar methodology, the innovation was categorised as being in the ‘exploring’ stage in terms of market readiness. This category includes early-stage innovations, which actively explore value creation opportunities. These innovations are in the early phases of technological readiness. Commercialisation of these innovations will take considerable effort but organisations developing them are already showing high levels of commitment to this.
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