Matís CEO Sveinn Margeirsson met last week with CETMAR Foundation management in Vigo. Both centres have worked together in several European research projects, as EcoFishMan, Mareframe, or PrimeFish. This meeting has helped them to establish ways of collaboration with the Galicia marine sector, to find common fields of interest and to build the foundations of future common projects.
From visit to CETMAR | Photo from CETMAR.
Matís CEO, Sveinn Margeirsson met with Manager-Director of CETMAR Foundation, Paloma Rueda and the heads of the 8 departments of CETMAR. Galician scientists presented the latest research projects developed by their teams.
The visit also included an event among Matís CEO, the team of Fisheries Socioeconomic Department of CETMAR, including its department head, Rosa Chapela, and representatives of Galician fisheries and aquaculture sectors, as director of Galician Aquaculture Formation Institute, José Luis Villanueva, manager of the Spanish Association of Cod Fishing Ship Owners (AGARBA), Iván López, the director of Campus do Mar, Emilio Fernández, and CONXEMAR Association representative, Belén Vallina. Participants shared experiences and insights about industry and scientific role in marine research. One of the issues in the agenda was the Matís plan to set an internship program for students and young professionals. Building on horizon scanning and strategic planning, participants identified specific areas and the better tools to address the shared needs, as food safety, marketing innovation, food safety and food integrity.
CETMAR and Matís | Development of scientific RD research
CETMAR is a Galician Interest Foundation, was founded in 2001 by the Department do Mar and the Directorate General of I + D + I of the Xunta de Galicia and Ministry of Science and Innovation. The main objective of the Centre is to promote cooperation among institutions, research centers and maritime and fishery sector and encourage the involvement of dependent sectors of the sea in R + D + I and promote the efficiency of all activities related to the use and exploitation of the marine environment. CETMAR actions extend to national, European and international activity to be beneficiaries of all public and private sectors related to the sea and its resources and the marine environment in general.
Matís focuses on research and development in the area of food and biotechnology and provides consultation worldwide to companies in the food industry, especially in the marine sector. Matís is a governmental-owned, independent research company, founded in 2007 following the merger of three former public research institutes and the biotechnology company Prokaria. Matís is a well-known partner within global food and biotech R&D and has an ongoing fruitful cooperation with many of the largest food and ingredient companies in the world such as PepsiCo, Nestlé and Roquette.