IMBBC identified as a key innovator by the European Commission’s Innovation Radar
The design process for new robotic functionalities inspired by marine worms in the framework of the EU-funded Research & Innovation project MAPWORMS (www.mapworms.eu) was one of the innovations identified by the European Commission’s Innovation Radar. The IMBBC worked together with the Santa Ana School of Advanced Studies – BioRobotics Institute (Italy) and the National Inter-University Consortium for Marine Sciences (Italy) for the development of this innovation, and were recognized as key innovators.
The IMBBC is one of the three institutes of the HCMR, with headquarters in Heraklion, Crete and facilities in Anavyssos, Attica and Souda, Crete. With a staff of 111 people and 24 regular researchers, it undertakes research in marine biodiversity, genetics and genomics, and aquaculture.