Project events and news 2021

Published 21/12/2021

A number of dissemination and communication activities and have been conducted over the last year.


In April 2021 the crew from euronews visited the project in Mutriku, northern Spain. The crew met with project partners from AZTI, GAIKER and ITSASKORDA who highlighted the need for biobased rope production and our process of developing the ropes, which aim to meet the industry needs. You can watch the feature here:

Aquaculture Europe 2021 

Aquaculture Europe took place in Madeira in October 2021 and BIOGEARS attended in person. Project Coordinator Leire Arantzamendi presented the projects most recent findings, particularly focused on the market analysis of biobased gears at the AQUACULTURE ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS session on Thursday 7th October. BIOGEARS also held an interactive session at the conference where stakeholders were invited to attend to have their say on the sector and market trends of the uptake of biobased gears in European Aquaculture.

BIOGEARS in the news 

BIOGEARS coordinator Leire Arantzamendi, was interviewed by he Basque Newspaper HITZA, you can read the translated version of the article here or the original Basque version here.

Leire Arantzamendi interview for IATiP

BIOGEARS were recently featured in the IATiP Interview series. Leire Arantzamendi was interviewed about the project. Read about the interview here. Watch the video below:

Ecomondo 2021

BIOGEARS attended Ecomondo 2021, Leire Arantzamendi pitched our biobased gears (biogears) to as an alternative to plastic-based aquaculture ropes at the Blue Invest workshop for the a green blue economy. This event was also a fantastic opportunity to engage with other projects and our funder CINEA.

EATiP Webinar on Offshore Aquaculture

The EATiP Forum, co-hosted by its Mirror Platform NCE Aquatech,  linked offshore aquaculture to Europe’s ambitions for Blue Growth, and addressed new trends, systems and technologies that contribute to expanding the suitable space for aquaculture production. This event was industry focused and BIOGEARS coordinator Leire Arantzamendi presented the industry relevance of the BIOGEARS biobased ropes for European Offshore Aquaculture. See her presentation here

16th European Bioplastics Conference 

Our partner Maria José Suárez from GAIKER presented at the NEW AND ALTERNATIVE PATHS FOR BIOPLASTICS session sharing insight on the biogears ropes. 

Blue Lab

A Blue Lab has been created as part of the BIOGEARS project and this concept works at the interface between research and commercial exploitation, testing and piloting innovative products and services so that research results are brought closer to market. In which targeted dissemination to relevant stakeholder will take place, increasing the likelihood of biogears reaching relevant actors and becoming established in the market. Over the last year BIOGEARS partners have engaged with stakeholders throughout various meetings and collaborations, this is set to continue in 2022. If you are interested to collaborate or know more about the project, please get in touch!

Last edited 21/12/2021

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