RED transfronteriza para el desarrollo de productos innovadores con microALGAs
Transboundary network for the development of innovative products with microalgae

Project ID | 0055_ALGARED_PLUS_5_E

Programme | Programa Cooperación Transfronteriza España-Portugal (POCTEP)
Typology | INTERREG V-A Espanha-Portugal 2014-2020

Starting Date | April 1st, 2017
Ending Date | December 31st, 2019

Cooperation Area | 5 – ALENTEJO – ALGARVE- ANDALUCIA
Axis | 1 – Intelligent growth through cross-border cooperation to promote innovation

Goal | 1 -To reinforce research, technological development and innovation
Investment Priority | 1A – Improvement of research and innovation infrastructures (I+i) and the capacity to develop excellence in I+i, as well as the promotion of centers of competence, especially those of European interest
Specific Goal | OE1A – Improve the scientific excellence of the cross-border Cooperation Space in research lines with the potential to be internationally competitive

Categories of Intervention | 061 – Research and innovation activities in private centers, including the creation of new networks; 060 – Research and innovation activities in public centers and centers of competence, including the creation of new networks

ALGARED+ is a network of excellence, constituted under the Operational Program EP-INTERREG VA Spain-Portugal (POCTEP) and formed by universities, research centers, public and private companies in the aquaculture sector, biomedicine and microalgae production, located on both sides of the border. The objective of this network is the implementation of a strategy in the Spanish-Portuguese border that promotes research and technological development in the area of microalgae biotechnology and its use in health, cosmetics and aquaculture. This project will be carried out in the Algarve / Western Andalucia cross-border area, an area heavily influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, home to ecosystems of great richness and biodiversity that can form a framework of important economic activities of great strategic character, such as aquaculture and ficoculture. These activities have a high potential for innovation, and can be a source of wealth still unexplored as substances of pharmacological and cosmetic interest. The project is articulated in 6 Activities, aimed at bioprospecting, isolation and valorization of new microalgal strains, in addition to contemplating measures of coordination among the participants and communication to the business community and society in general.

For more information, see ALGARED+ website.