Biotrend is a company focused on the production of bio-based chemicals, materials and fuels from renewable raw materials. It develops and carries out research projects and runs a state of the art facility for the development and optimization of bioprocesses, from strain screening and raw material pre-processing to process integration, scale-up and validation. Among Biotrend collaborative projects, the Bluegenics programme aims the exploitation of marine genomics for the discovery of new bioactive products. The representative of the company who will be speaking on its behalf is the founder, president and CEO Bruno Sommer Ferreira. Bruno holds a PhD in Biotechnology from the Technological University of Lisbon, is the co-founder of the SilicoLife company and possesses a vast curriculum in bioengineering covering areas as diverse as microalgae, microbial optimization processes and the development of culture systems.