On the 6 and 7 June 2017, participants representing research, industry and SMEs from five countries converged in Porto, Portugal, to launch the INvertebrateIT project. INvertebrateIT is focused on developing innovative approaches for the aquaculture sector, particularly on the use of organic waste for the production of invertebrates as alternative ingredients in fish feed. Funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund under the “Blue Labs – Innovative Solutions for Maritime Challenges” call, INvertebrateIT is one of three projects selected to develop joint roadmaps and bankable demonstration projects in the Atlantic and North Sea to coordinate further investments for innovation.