Category: Events

Bioplastics in your daily life – free webinar

Bioplastics in your daily life – free webinar

The Dutch regional Hub of the BLOOM project is working on circular and biobased plastics innovations. Within the webinar we will explain the potential of bioplastics from technological, economic and environmental perspectives. We will show the regional practice and the sustainable products made out of bioplastics, with a link to developments within the BLOOM Nordic Hub. Important questions are how to build regional value chains, how to scale-up production and how to raise awareness and interest for bioplastic products.

AGENDA – Sept 29th at 10:30-11:45 CET

  • Bioplastics in the circular bioeconomys Dr Harriëtte Bos, Wageningen Food and Biobased Research
  • Wood-based solutions for global challenges Acting Executive Director Virpi Korhonen, The New Wood Project
  • Bioplastics, the Regional approach of Hub NL Emmen – Rudy Folkersma, professor sustainable polymers technologies at NHL Stenden, University of Applied Science
  • Panel Discussion
The audience will be invited to participate actively, by posing questions in the chat. These questions will be discussed by the panel.

The webinar will be held in English and it is free of charge but registration is needed. remco.kranendonk@wur.nl

Information can also be found here.

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2020-09-29
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2020-09-29
Panel discussion: “Bioökonomie-Potential für Wirtschaft und Arbeitsmarkt?“

Panel discussion: “Bioökonomie-Potential für Wirtschaft und Arbeitsmarkt?“

As part of the EU project BLOOM the Wissenschaftsladen Bonn e.V., in cooperation with the Bürgeruniversität Düsseldorf (HHU), CEPLAS and the KWI, is organizing a series of events and lectures under the title “Future Bioeconomy? – Approaches, views and perspectives on the bioeconomy ” (in German).

More information can be found on the event website.

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2020-10-05
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2020-10-05
Virtueller Science Espresso in der Mittagspause “Wie viel Ethik steckt in Bioökonomie” (Online-Lunch-Time-Session: How much ethics is in bioeconomics?)

Virtueller Science Espresso in der Mittagspause “Wie viel Ethik steckt in Bioökonomie” (Online-Lunch-Time-Session: How much ethics is in bioeconomics?)

As part of the EU project BLOOM the Wissenschaftsladen Bonn e.V., in cooperation with the Bürgeruniversität Düsseldorf (HHU), CEPLAS and the KWI, is organizing a series of events and lectures under the title “Future Bioeconomy? – Approaches, views and perspectives on the bioeconomy ” (in German).

More information can be found here.

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2020-09-23
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2020-09-23
Free online seminar: “Bioökonomie gegen den Klimawandel?” (in German)

Free online seminar: “Bioökonomie gegen den Klimawandel?” (in German)

As part of the EU project BLOOM the Wissenschaftsladen Bonn e.V., in cooperation with the Bürgeruniversität Düsseldorf (HHU), CEPLAS and the KWI, is organizing a series of events and lectures under the title “Future Bioeconomy? – Approaches, views and perspectives on the bioeconomy ” (in German).

Further information can be found here.

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2020-09-21
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2020-09-21
The wool value chain in Europe – Interactive Online Workshop

The wool value chain in Europe – Interactive Online Workshop

14 October 2020 | 10:00 – 12:00

The European projects Biobridges and BIOVOICES, the University of Bari Aldo Moro, Brebey and CyberEthics Lab organised an international workshop on the wool value chain in Europe, focusing on the decision making process to support the creation of shared values and practices.

This workshop stems from a national workshop entitled “Creation of a Chain of Native Wool in Italy” held on April 21, 2020, where several challenges and bottlenecks were highlighted.

The workshop is part of the EU Green Week 2020 whose theme,  this year, is “Nature and Biodiversity”.

Main challenges

·         Fragmentation of the value chain

·         Lack of awareness and dialogue

·         Legislative and financial barriers

Expected results

·        Increased dialogue between European stakeholders to facilitate a shared and            harmonized view of the European wool value chains

·        Mobilisation and mutual learning between policy makers, bio-based                            industries, brand owners, consumer representatives and the primary sector

·       Sharing and comparison of good practices and action plans between                             European  realities, similar and different at the same time

Target participants

Quadruple-helix Stakeholders:

·         Public Administrations / Politicy makers

·         Industry / Investors

·         Research / Education

·         Civil society / primary sector

Programme

·         Round table with relevant European stakeholders

·         Interactive session with contributions from the participants

More info at: www.biovoices.eu/wool

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2020-10-14
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2020-10-14
25 Cases for Bioeconomy Innovation Around The Baltic Sea Region

25 Cases for Bioeconomy Innovation Around The Baltic Sea Region

25 Case for Bioeconomy Innovation Around Baltic Sea Region -publication was prepared in a consortium of 12 organizations from five European countries and with the support of Nordic Council of Ministers. This publication was developed within the Interreg Baltic Sea Region project RDI2CluB, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

This publication contains inspirational stories about how private and public sector players in five European countries have sought and found, and continue to develop knowledge-based, smart and efficient solutions aimed at promoting bioeconomy development – to sustain biodiversity and ecosystem services, increase competitiveness of business and unlock the potential of well-known and appearing resources.

In most cases, this positive change grounds on one most effective tools – collaboration, which has no boarders or limits, and which opens horizons for the most novel knowledge and approaches, available inside and outside a regional ecosystem, and creates preconditions for innovation, necessary for the most effective and sustainable development of bio-economy.

 

Find our publication from here

And find the members of RDI2CluB from Biobord-platform.

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2020-09-08
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2020-09-08
International Conference and Business Networking Event: Bio-based Industries Fast Forward

International Conference and Business Networking Event: Bio-based Industries Fast Forward

On 17th September 2020, the BalticBiomass4Value project consortium kindly invites business enterprises and other bio-based economy stakeholders to attend an International Conference and Business Networking Event “Bio-based Industries Fast Forward” that will be held virtually. The main aim of this event is to present opportunities for the development of sustainable bio-based industries in the Baltic Sea Region and beyond, as well as to enable business enterprises to establish useful contacts for the initiation of green business development projects.

Plenary session

Participants of the event will have an opportunity to get acquainted with the activities of the Bio-Based Industries Consortium that represents private sector in the public-private partnership with the European Commission for investing in bio-based innovations (Nelo Emerencia, Programming Director of the Bio-Based Industries Consortium, Belgium), as well as with the trends in the European biogas sector (Susanna Pflüger, Secretary General of the European Biogas Association, Belgium). The achievements and future directions of the Policy Area “Bioeconomy” of the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region will be also introduced to the participants (Torfi Jóhannesson, Senior Adviser of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Denmark).

Insights on the current state and future perspectives of the bio-tech and bioenergy industries in the Baltic Sea Region will be shared by leaders of business associations (Tomas Andrejauskas, President of the Lithuanian Biotechnology Association, and Henriette Vivestad, Managing Director of the Norwegian Bioenergy Association). Furthermore, the BalticBiomass4Value project experts will present their in-depth analyses on the biomass potential and its deployment opportunities in countries of the Baltic Sea Region (Mariusz Stolarski, Professor of the Centre for Bioeconomy and Renewable Energies at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland), as well as on the prospects of the bioenergy sector in the Baltic Sea Region during times of increased competition for biological resources and low prices of fossil fuels (Erik Trømborg, Professor of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences).

Presentations will also encompass relevant funding instruments aimed at supporting the green growth, such as the European Economic Area and Norway Grants (Konrad Konieczny, Programme Officer of the European Economic Area and Norway Grants at the Innovation Norway Warsaw Office, Poland).

Parallel sessions

To enable discussions and networking between business enterprises, the following Lithuanian – Norwegian – German B2B sessions will be held:

  • Parallel session 1: Innovative uses of various biomass resources for the production of high-value sustainable bio-based products (moderator – Inga Matijošytė, Head of the Sector of Applied Biocatalysis at Vilnius University Life Sciences Centre Institute of Biotechnology and Vice President of the Lithuanian Biotechnology Association, with guest speaker – Ilaria Re, EU Project Office Director at the Consorzio Italbiotec, the Italian leading consortium in the biotechnology sector);
  • Parallel session 2: Innovative uses of agricultural and aquatic biomass for the production of sustainable bioenergy and other bio-based products (moderator – Kęstutis Navickas, Professor of the Institute of Energy and Biotechnology Engineering at Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy, Lithuania, with guest speaker – Jessica HuddeBiogas Advisory Service at the Agency for Renewable Resources – FNR, the central coordinating agency in the area of renewable resources in Germany);
  • Parallel session 3: Innovative uses of forest biomass and municipal waste for the production of sustainable bioenergy and other bio-based products (moderator – Mindaugas Šilininkas, Director of Euromediena Ltd. and Vice Chairman of the Board of the Forest and Land Owners Association of Lithuania, with guest speaker – Gudbrand Rødsrud, Technology Director at Borregaard AS, the operator of advanced biorefinery that produces environmentally friendly biochemicals and biomaterials replacing oil-based products, Norway).

Participants of these parallel sessions will have an opportunity to exchange their experience and interests, as well as to establish useful contacts in discussed fields.

Full agenda, updates and active registration form can be found here.

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2020-09-17
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2020-09-17
BE-Rural Mid-term Conference: “Exploring the bioeconomy as a central pillar of regional recovery plans during and after COVID-19”

BE-Rural Mid-term Conference: “Exploring the bioeconomy as a central pillar of regional recovery plans during and after COVID-19”

The objective of the online event is to explore the extent to which the implementation of a bioeconomy concept can leverage the reactivation of regional economies across Europe.

Through short expert talks, virtual break-out groups, and a panel discussion with participation of the audience, we will aim at answering the following questions:

  • How is the current crisis an opportunity to trigger systemic change?
  • Who is already incorporating the bioeconomy concept into their recovery plans and actions?
  • How do (short term) recovery plans fit with bioeconomy strategies (which have a longer term vision)?
  • How resilient is our current notion of the EU bioeconomy, and can it help us navigate future crises?

For more information, please visit: https://be-rural.eu/event/be-rural-mid-term-conference/

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2020-09-08
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2020-09-08
Biovoices workshop at ESOF 2020 – “The role of systems’ integrators in facilitating the Quadruple Helix Stakeholders collaboration to co-create a sustainable circular bioeconomy ecosystem”

Biovoices workshop at ESOF 2020 – “The role of systems’ integrators in facilitating the Quadruple Helix Stakeholders collaboration to co-create a sustainable circular bioeconomy ecosystem”

In the context of ESOF2020, the BIOVOICES project is organizing an interesting workshop titled “The role of systems’ integrators in facilitating the Quadruple Helix Stakeholders collaboration to co-create a sustainable circular bioeconomy ecosystem“.

ESOF2020 Trieste will take place from 2 to 6 September 2020 and in the two weeks preceding and following the main event. The activities include meetings, conferences, seminars and public events such as shows and exhibitions. Over 4000 researchers, educators, business actors, policy makers and journalists from all over the world are expected in Trieste to discuss breakthroughs in science.

Several initiatives at European level have been launched in the last years to support the creation of an Innovation Ecosystem to promote Sustainable Circular Bioeconomy, ranging from projects funded by the European Commission (e.g. Horizon 2020 programme and BBI JU), networks at European, National and Regional level (e.g. The Bioeconomy Knowledge Center, European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform, ENRD and Urban Agenda), research and industrial Clusters.These initiatives act as Innovation Ecosystem Integrators facilitating the QH Stakeholders (Research, Business, Policy, Civil Society) to collaborate and join forces to identify opportunities, address existing challenges and barriers, promoting a sustainable innovation ecosystem in bioeconomy. Nevertheless not all the stakeholders seem to have a central role in the definition of the policy and industrial agendas. Some actors, like the citizens, are not always participating as active players in driving the change, therefore a deeper reflection is needed to maximise the impact of the systems’ integrators activities to boost the innovation ecosystem. In this context the workshop will mobilise QH stakeholders to discuss how to: • transform the research outcomes into Actionable Knowledge for the Stakeholders • ensure that all the “voices” are engaged in the debate, including the civil society • find common objectives and language to facilitate the dialogue and collaboration among stakeholders • transfer knowledge and best practices between sectors and value chains • drive the change raising awareness on bioeconomy and bio-based products The workshop will build on the experience of the European Bioeconomy Network, an alliance of nearly 70 EU funded projects, initiatives promoting the Sustainable Circular Bioeconomy in Europe. The organizers are involved in projects (Biobridges, LIFT, BIOVOICES, BIOWAYS, Dandelion) having promoted more than 130 multistakeholders workshops around EU in last 3y.

MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION HERE 

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2020-09-02
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2020-09-06
From New Zealand to the World – the bio-logical (International) approach to making wood based chemicals a market reality

From New Zealand to the World – the bio-logical (International) approach to making wood based chemicals a market reality

23rd September 2020, 3PM (CEST) on-demand.

Aligning the supply and value chain is one of the greatest challenge towards developing new materials, technology and construction of a biorefinery. In this webinar Futurity will talk through their unique approach to collaboration and demonstrate the importance of bringing together key players within the value and supply chain to facilitate adoption of materials for end consumers.

Join Futurity, Sweetwater Energy, METGEN and Bio Market Insights, as we talk process optimisation and feedstock procurement, working with world leading technology suppliers and enabling application and utilisation of advanced biobased materials to outperform oil for brand owners.

More info and registration HERE

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2020-09-23
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2020-09-23