BioMar-Innovation : supporting and developing the marine bioresources and biotechnologies sectors

BioMar-Innovation is an initiative to support development and innovation through stronger business ties and technology monitoring with a focus on marine biotechnologies as well as marine product processing and value enhancement. It facilitates intercommunication, networking and the emergence of projects that mobilize industrial and institutional players.

BioMar-Innovation was founded in 2008 and has been piloted by TMQ since 2016, with the support of the Marine Resources, Sciences and Technologies (RSTM) niche of excellence, the Marine Biology Research Centre (MBRC) and Merinov.


The proposed programming is based on the needs of businesses, which are the backbone of the project. It is developed through a collaborative process that involves a number of stakeholders in the targeted sectors who have teamed up to identify current topics and issues and who contribute to the organization of activities and events.


To facilitate networking and exchanges between research and industrial players
To increase the synergy and number of growth-generating projects related to marine biotechnologies as well as the marine product processing and value enhancement sectors
To promote efficient dissemination of information to stakeholders in the sector
To favour activities geared toward the interests of businesses and based on their development and innovation priorities

Results that count


Colloque sur les algues du Québec : une richesse marine à découvrir au bénéfice de plusieurs marchés

September 2019 - Montréal, Québec

Ce colloque a permis de présenter un portrait des applications et du potentiel des algues du Québec sur toute sa chaine de valeur

Mission industrielle pour assister à la conférence Fish Waste for Profit

April 2019 - Reykjavik, Islande

Cette conférence a fourni aux participants des informations visant à maximiser la valorisation des coproduits marins


Colloque sur la valorisation des espèces marines émergentes

November 2018 - Matane, Québec

Ce colloque a abordé l'importance de parfaire les connaissances en lien avec la valorisation de biomasses marines méconnues

Consultation des entreprises et organismes du secteur sur les sujets prioritaires pour des activités de maillage et de veille technologique

May 2018 - Québec

Visite industrielle auprès des transformateurs du sébaste atlantique en Nouvelle-Écosse

March 2018 - Cap-Breton, Nouvelle-Écosse


Atelier sur l’importance de la propriété intellectuelle en innovation

September 2017 - Gaspé, Québec

Atelier sur les meilleures pratiques en emballage et en conservation

January 2017 - Matane, Québec

La programmation a abordé les enjeux et innovations en matière d’emballage et de conservation des produits marins.

BioMar events


To learn more about BioMar-Innovation:

Sarah Zapata

Coordinator, Marine Bioresources and Biotechnologies

[email protected]

Proud partners of BioMar-Innovation: