Published on 26/01/2024. Written by Prof. Sheng Qi, Professor of Pharmaceutical Material Science and Technology, Associate Dean for Science (Innovation), University of East Anglia.

This report was conducted as part of the SEA project. The project is led by Hethel Innovation in collaboration with The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and the University of East Anglia (UEA). The SEA project is funded by the Norfolk Investment Framework, Norfolk County Council, UK.

The link to the PDF version of the report can be found here.

An Extract From the Report

In summary, within Norwich Research Park (NRP) and the wide groups of businesses within Norfolk, there is a weather of expertise and facilities to assist the product and new application development of seaweed. We would highly recommend the use of local expertise and partner to collaborate at the early stage of the product development. When it reaches the validation and scale-up stage, external CRO and service providers with specific certifications would be recommended to be used to provide independent validation of the product properties and performance.

This work has been possible thanks to the Norfolk Investment Framework, Norfolk County Council.