Author: Africa Matilda Pardavila Morris

I am responsible for Marketing and Communication at Innovarum, a Spanish SME specialised in the bioeconomy and the agrifood sector with great expertise in EU projects.
Mushrooms for water sustainability

Mushrooms for water sustainability

In this webinar, we will discuss how mushrooms contribute to food-driven water resilience by the hand of many experts in the field!


Agriculture accounts for 70% of global freshwater withdrawals. Thus, achieving water resilience requires more sustainable agriculture and the promotion of less water-consuming products. White button mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) suit greatly these requirements: producing one kilogram of this food product needs only 14.2 L of water and can use agricultural residues. Moreover, this amount of A. bisporus provides a third of the daily needs of vitamin D, around a sixth of selenium and phosphorus, and 5% of folate. Promoting white button mushroom production and consumption would contribute to meeting food demand while enhancing water resilience and preserving the environment.

Horizon 2020 project BIOSCHAMP set out in 2020 to find alternative growing materials that make A. bisporus production more sustainable. This online Info Day will disseminate the potential of A. bisporus to achieve water resilience thanks to its low water consumption and role in sustainable agriculture (use of agricultural residues, partial substitution of more water-demanding food products). Although open to the public, the main target audience is scientists and researchers.

The Info Day will start by painting the picture with two EU-funded projects:

  • BIOSCHAMP will present their goal and how its results move towards a more sustainable food market in Europe.
  • ULTIMATE will show how their objectives support water resilience and provide insight into their success cases.

Then, a panel of experts will discuss food production and water resilience, and answer questions from the audience. The Info Day has the pleasure to count with:

  • Emilio Rascón – Mushroom Technological Research Center of La Rioja
  • Pietro Goglio – Università degli Studi di Perugia
  • Jan van der Wolf – Wageningen Research
  • Jeoffrey van der Berg – NewFoss
  • Patrick Kelly – DG AGRI
  • Andrea Rubini – Water Europe

Register for this event and you will receive an exclusive infographic!

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COOPID Bioeconomy Conference

COOPID Bioeconomy Conference

Next 31st of May COOPID organises the final event of the project after 2.5 years of work: the COOPID Bioeconomy Conference, an official #EUGreenWeek 2023 Partner Event.


COOPID is an H2020-funded project active since January 2021 with the mission to foster the development of the bioeconomy in the agri-food sector. With this goal, the project has implemented a strategy based on a cascading multiplier effect:

  1. The selection of 11 real successful businesses in the EU and the organisation of visits to these cases. Participants raised to more than 500.
  2. An ambassador programme with primary producers (127 #COOPIDambassadors) and more than 1500 impacts.
  3. The production of high-quality resources (>4000 downloads & views) and a supportive digital project presence.

Why Join Us?

Participate in person in the final project conference where the results of 2.5 years of work will be presented.

  1. Take part in a debate with experts on challenges faced by primary producers in the bioeconomy & business opportunities that are on the rise.
  2. Connect with key players in the sector.
  3. Find out first-hand what are the recommendations produced by the COOPID project
  4. Visit the project exhibition, and take home all the videos, resources and materials produced by the COOPID project.

Who Is This Event For?

  • Primary producers
  • Policy makers
  • Agri-food cooperatives
  • Organisations in the agri-food sector
  • EU Projects
  • Industry and academia

Other Key Events on the Same Day in Brussels: The 2023 EU AgriResearch Conference

The 31 May 2023 (13:30 CEST – 1 June 2023, 18:00 CEST), the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (European Commission) is organizing the 2023 edition of the EU AgriResearch Conference: “This year’s edition will give participants the opportunity to engage with scientists, farmers, rural communities, industry, advisors, policymakers, citizens and NGO representatives.” (European Commission)

The agenda of the COOPID Bioeconomy Conference (09.00-12:30) and the 2023 EU AgriResearch Conference (13:30-18:00) are compatible, with the venues are 15 minutes walk apart: if interested, you can enjoy both agri-food events in your day in Brussels.

More information on the 2023 EU AgriResearch Conference here.

Where To Find More About COOPID?

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The VALUEWASTE pilot experience in Kalundborg: a guided online visit!

The VALUEWASTE pilot experience in Kalundborg: a guided online visit!

On the 31 of May 2022, the VALUEWASTE project organises an exchange trip with Spanish representatives from the project and local policymakers to visit the pilot experience of selective collection of urban biowaste the project is developing in Kalundborg, Denmark.

You can now take part in key parts of the visit through a live streaming programme. More information, registration and updates here!

#Bioeconomy #CircularEconomy #Kalundborg #Denmark

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The eWorkshop on Upcycled Proteins

The eWorkshop on Upcycled Proteins

The eWorkshop on Upcycled proteins

The eWorkshop will be an online dissemination and networking opportunity between parties involved or interested in projects that work on Upcycled Proteins, or in related market and regulation issues. These include EU projects, field experts, academia and industry representatives, but it also welcomes students and any general public that wants to join and learn from the content and benefit from the experience.

Thematic blocks

The event will last around an hour and will be divided into 3 thematic blocks:

  1. Proteins from industry by-products.
  2. Proteins coming from urban biowaste.
  3. Upcycled proteins: market and regulation.

Block 1 and 2 will count with speakers from relevant H2020 active projects related to the topic. For now, these include Pro-Enrich and GreenProtein for Block 1 and Valuewaste and Scalibur for Block 2. Finally, block 3 will count with experts in the field of market and regulation.

Innovarum will host the event and introduce and present all speakers.

How to attend the event?

Click to “register” and fill the registration form. On the date of the event, you will receive a link to join the eWorkshop!

Attendance to the eWorkshop is completely free!

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