This discussion workshop will take place in Norwich at St Andrews House, St Andrews Street, Norwich https://www.ccn.ac.uk/facility/st-andrews-house on Thursday 29th June 2017. It is the last in a series of ideation workshops that the Marine Knowledge Exchange Network (MKEN) has organised under the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded project ‘Services and Opportunities from the Marine Environment’. The workshop is also supported by the Algal Applications Committee of the British Phycological Society (www.brphycsoc.org). Attendance is free but limited to 50 places so if you want to join us do sign up as soon as possible. We will keep a waiting list if necessary.