The main objective of the ALLIANCE project was to accelerate the development of Blue Biotechnology products and services by systematically pooling the capabilities of its participating partners. The project was also designed to develop and test services, and to develop a strategy for providing and financing such services beyond the projects’ actual lifetime. The ALLIANCE has truly lived up to these objectives with fully developed service offer and related business plan.
The ALLIANCE+ extension project now aims to operationalize this business plan by opening the ALLIANCE network beyond the reach of the limited partnership of the ALLIANCE main stage project. Thus all interested blue biotechnology actors will have the opportunity to benefit from the ALLIANCE main project experience. At the same time the new actors being therefore brought into the ALLIANCE network will in turn also benefit the existing ALLIANCE members and cases as it widens the area of expertise and resources, which is necessary for successful blue biotechnology product & service development.