The annual conference will take place this year at the marine station of Concarneau MNHN and it composed of a series of workshops aiming to promote relationships and strengthen bridges between industry and academic research, and to provide technology and knowledge transfer among stakeholders in the European marine biotechnology field. This year’s focus will be biomaterials, and the conference hopes to mobilise international cooperation in this area. An agenda of the conference will be published here nearer to the week. For more information please contact Florence Le Vu (florence.le-vu@mnhn.fr).