A vision of the future, aligned and defended by all partners

This project´s vision emerges from the commitment of the members of this consortium, aligned with the importance of the economy of the sea in the value chains represented in the project and in face of the existing challenges. This vision focuses on the consumer markets and on the skills and efforts surrounding the challenges for the valorisation of marine resources, and aggregates entities of the National Scientific System with relevant companies along the value chains.

It is intended to promote technological development and its validation through pilot demonstrations and to develop collectively and cooperatively specific skills in companies, strengthening this cluster with a high capacity for growth.

A visão deste projeto nasce do empenho dos elementos deste consórcio,
Este projeto pretende materializar as orientações estratégicas do Cluster do Mar Português no desenvolvimento das principais cadeias de valor que utilizam os recursos marinhos como elementos centrais da sua atividade.
Objectives of concrete creation of Products, Processes, Services, of added value

This project intends to materialise the strategic orientations of the Portuguese Sea Cluster in the development of the main value chains that use marine resources as central elements of their activity. The creation of new products, processes and tradable services with high technological content and innovation, as well as the promotion of intra and multisectoral cooperation are central elements of the project.

This mobilisador project aims at the valorisation and efficient use of natural endogenous resources and the development of value chains associated with marine resources.


Main Goal

Valorisation of marine resources by researching, developing and demonstrating new products and improving production processes through the development of new technologies. The ValorMar project proposes innovative solutions for the creation of new healthy food products, using sustainable and efficient technologies.


Specific Objectives

Research and development of innovative canned food and snacks, based on different marine resources, and proposal of new strategies to extend the shelf life of fish preparations.

Development and optimisation of new products, technologies and processes for aquaculture production in Portugal and Europe.

Marine biorefineries – Isolation of bioactive compounds obtained from marine sources for use in a wide range of applications, including formulations for functional foods or in the biomedical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

esearch and development of a technological platform to support traceability information, making the information available to companies and the end consumer in an integrated way, considering the entire value chain.

Disseminate scientific and technical achievements and ensure mechanisms to promote the economic valorisation of project results.

Products, Processes and Services


New sea products, technologies and processes for the industry and the market


Integration of the fish value chain


Development and optimisation of new products, technologies and processes for aquaculture


Project management, dissemination and valorisation of results


Marine Biorefineries