Category: Events

Transition2BIO Mobilization and Mutual Learning Workshop

Transition2BIO Mobilization and Mutual Learning Workshop

Next November 4th, Transition2BIO project will held the Mobilization and Mutual Learning Workshop “Toward the green transition: boosting regional bioeconomy uptake through education and engagement”, as a side event of the 19th European Week of Regions and Cities.

The workshop will take place online from 10:00 – 11:50 CET and it aims to discuss, in the form of a local dialogue, the main challenges in the communication and education of the bioeconomy at regional level, highlighting good practices and identifying future actions in the field.

Representatives from regional initiatives supporting the implementation of bioeconomy methods will attend the presentation of the Transition2Bio capacity-building programme in an interactive digital round table with the audience.

You can follow the online streaming by connecting to this Facebook page.

Here you can find attached the agenda.

From date
2021-11-04
To date
2021-11-04
From Twinning to Excellence Hub for Tunisian Farm Advisory System: FASTER final conference

From Twinning to Excellence Hub for Tunisian Farm Advisory System: FASTER final conference

REGISTER HERE

“From Twinning to Excellence Hub for Tunisian Farm Advisory System” represents an opportunity, for FASTER Consortium, to share the Project findings and main outputs, after three years of intense work; enhancing research, developing digital capacity building and networking instruments as the e-learning platform and Excellence Hub.

The event will have a hybrid format consisting of the following sessions:

A morning session organised online (English language) via Zoom, in which synergies and clustering activities with ongoing initiatives will be shown, in order to foster innovation ecosystems in Tunisia and beyond, creating better linkages between academia, business and government.

An afternoon session, organised in presence in Tunisia (by invitation only, French language), where local stakeholders will have the possibility to visit the FASTER Exhibition presenting the main outputs and findings of the project. There will be moments of discussion and stakeholder engagement, during which participants could provide their feedback and testimonial on how to foster rural development and the empowerment of Tunisian research about natural resources management and climate change.

For more information visit

FASTER website

Twitter: @FasterH2020

Facebook: @fasterh2020

Official Hashtags: #FASTERH2020 #FasterConference

From date
2021-10-20
To date
2021-10-20
Bioeconomy stakeholder workshop

Bioeconomy stakeholder workshop

The European Commission – DG RTD – Unit B2 “Bioeconomy and food systems” will organize a virtual bioeconomy stakeholder workshop that will take place on 28/10/2021 from 14:00 to 17:00 CET.

This virtual workshop will aim at discussing the input received during the public consultation but also at collecting complementary views.

CONTEXT

In November 2019, the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on the 2018 updated Bioeconomy strategy and called for the delivery of a progress report by 2022.

The progress report,entitled “European Bioeconomy Policy: Stocktaking and future developments”, will assess the implementation of the 14 actions under the 2018 Bioeconomy strategy and will present preliminary results. lt will also explain how the bioeconomy policy is contributing to the objectives under the Green Deal and explore possible next steps that can reinforce the potentials of the Bioeconomy policy for a sustainable and climate neutral society.

As stakeholders, you have a key role to play and in this process and that is why a public consultation was published online between 12/07/ 2021 and 31/08/ 2021 to gather various feedbacks and points of views. A summary of the feedback analysis will be published online in the coming days.

 

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, you can fill in the following form by 18/10/2021 cobEUSurvey – Survey (europa.eu).

At this link you can download the draft agenda of the event.

As the number of participants is limited and in order to ensure a good balance between stakeholders, the organizers will inform all registered stakeholders by 21/10/2021 whether they are in the final list of participants and will provide further information on the event.

From date
2021-10-28
To date
2021-10-28
Open Innovation Test Beds Workshop: Empowering SMEs to accelerate market access of nano-enabled biomaterials

Open Innovation Test Beds Workshop: Empowering SMEs to accelerate market access of nano-enabled biomaterials

Online workshop on Zoom | Wednesday 20 October 2021, 10:00-11:30 CET

Open Innovation Test Beds (OITBs) are key elements in accelerating the green and digital transition, increasing European competitive and technological leadership, supporting the move to climate-neutrality and circularity, and accelerating industrial innovation.

These Test Beds aim to bring nanotechnologies and advanced materials within market reach by providing access to demonstration and upscaling facilities, as well as services to advance technologies from laboratory validation to prototypes in industrial environments.

This online workshop will bring together OITBs, SMEs, industry associations, clusters, universities, and research centres. Our goal is to build awareness on the OITB services for customers and SMEs which will bring their own ideas and materials to be scaled up by the Test Beds.

Open Innovation Test Beds are gathering all the relevant players while providing all relevant services needed for innovation based on new materials, therefore reducing technological risks and accelerating market access.

Join us to discover practical solutions and opportunities provided by four OITBs, funded under the Horizon 2020 programme, for key sectors such as packaging, automotive, energy, construction, food, and consumer goods.

REGISTER VIA THIS LINK

 

Programme: 

10:00 Welcome and introduction, Mathieu Lions, IPC Centre Technique Industriel de la Plasturgie et des Composites

10:05 European Commission (DG RTD)

10:20 Dr Ulla Forsström, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, coordinator of INN-PRESSME“INN-PRESSME for piloting your bio-based products”

10:30 Prof. Dimitrios Bikiaris, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, coordinator of BIOMAC

10:40 Q&A on INN-PRESSME and BIOMAC

10:50 Juliana Oliveira, Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials, coordinator of BIOMAT“BIOMAT for SMEs”

11:00 Maria Jorda Beneyto, Centro Tecnologico ITENE, coordinator of BIONANOPOLYS

11:10 Q&A on BIOMAT and BIONANOPOLYS

11:25 Concluding remarks (Mathieu Lions, IPC). Next clustering activity in December 2021.

11:30 End of workshop

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2021-10-20
To date
2021-10-20
One week left! Final agenda available for “Unlocking the Potential of Bio-based Value Chains in the Baltic Sea Region”

One week left! Final agenda available for “Unlocking the Potential of Bio-based Value Chains in the Baltic Sea Region”

Transnational Hybrid Conference “Unlocking the Potential of Bio-based Value Chains in the Baltic Sea Region” will be held next week, on 20-21 October 2021.

During the two-day transnational event the outputs of the BalticBiomass4Value project will be presented:

  • Session 1 “Identifying and assessing market opportunities, biomass potential, technologies and business models for circular bioeconomy development”;
  • Session 2 “Preparing guidelines for circular bioeconomy development support at local level and promoting them among public authorities”;
  • Session 3 “Improving circular bioeconomy innovation support services and initiating pilot business projects”.

Final agenda of the event: Link

Location: Olsztyn (Poland) and via Zoom.

Participation is free of charge, however, registration is required: Link

Host: University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn

For any questions, please contact Anna Sadowska (anna.sadowska@uwm.edu.pl).

From date
2021-10-20
To date
2021-10-21
Perspectives and Challenges of Local Authorities and Municipal Waste Management Enterprises for Bio-Waste Management

Perspectives and Challenges of Local Authorities and Municipal Waste Management Enterprises for Bio-Waste Management

A two-day experience exchange and networking event of the BalticBiomass4Value project is hosted by 3N Lower Saxony Network for Renewable Resources and Bioeconomy (Germany), Vidzeme Planning Region (Latvia) and Halmstad University (Sweden). The event is aimed at local authorities and municipal enterprises who have an interest in bio-based waste management.

Event Overview

Day 1:

The first day is aimed at municipal and state-owned companies relevant for the value chain selected (bio-waste management and utilisation), RTD and innovation institutions, business development and/or technology transfer services.

Day 2:

The second day is aimed at regional policy and decision makers: local authorities and administrations, regional development agencies, regional governments and ministries, other regional decision makers.

Agenda: BB4V_Agenda_Nov_2021

You can register here: BB4V_Registration_Form_Nov_2021

For any questions, please contact: Lena Huck (l.huck@fnr.de) or Irīna Kulitāne (irina.kulitane@konso.lv).

From date
2021-11-09
To date
2021-11-10
Unlocking the Potential of Bio-based Value Chains in the Baltic Sea Region

Unlocking the Potential of Bio-based Value Chains in the Baltic Sea Region

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, on behalf of the BalticBiomass4Value project, warmly invites you to participated in Transnational Hybrid Conference “Unlocking the Potential of Bio-based Value Chains in the Baltic Sea Region” which will be held on 20-21 October 2021.

During the two-day transnational event the outputs of the BalticBiomass4Value project will be presented.

The conference is divided into three sessions:

  • Session 1 “Identifying and assessing market opportunities, biomass potential, technologies and business models for circular bioeconomy development”
  • Session 2 “Preparing guidelines for circular bioeconomy development support at local level and promoting them among public authorities”
  • Session 3 “Improving circular bioeconomy innovation support services and initiating pilot business projects”

Key information

Host: University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn

Physical location: ul. Słoneczna 54, 10-710 Olsztyn, Poland

Virtual location: Zoom platform

You can find the agenda here: Link

Participation is free of charge, however, registration is required: Link

For any questions, please contact Anna Sadowska (anna.sadowska@uwm.edu.pl).

From date
2021-10-20
To date
2021-10-21
Webinar: Creating impact with biobased democases

Webinar: Creating impact with biobased democases

Next 30 september 2021 The Bioeconomy Pilot in the Vanguard Initiative will organize the webinar “Creating impact with biobased democases” as part of the morning workshop programme of the Lustrum edition of Natural Fibertastic Event.

 Programme

09.00 Intro to Vanguard and Bioeconomy Pilot by Ilaria Re,EU Project Director Vanguard Initiative
09.10 Lignocellulosic Biorefinery democase

  • Fibers – Rob Elias, Director Biocomposite Center, Bangor, Wales region.
  • Lignin to asphalt – Willem Sederel, Chair Circular Biobased Delta, South Netherlands region

09.30 Bioaromatics case – Ludo Diels, Senior Research Leader Vito, Flanders
09.40 Liquified Biomethane – Maurizio Bettiga, Chief Innovation Officer at Italbiotec SrL, Lobardy region
09.50 Update from one of the regions – Varmland region, Sweden (to be confirmed)
10.00 Questions and dialogue
10.30 Closure

The meeting takes place via Teams.

More info and registration here

From date
2021-09-30
To date
2021-09-30
UPCYCLING BIO PLASTIC OF FOOD & DRINK PACKAGING

UPCYCLING BIO PLASTIC OF FOOD & DRINK PACKAGING

PRESERVE, UPLIFT, and upPE-T are organising an online joint workshop: Upcycling bio-plastic of food & drink packaging, to be held on 20 October 2021. The three initiatives are EU-funded projects under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. During the session, they will present their work to transform food and drink packaging into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value, ensuring that micro-plastics are avoided.

  • UPLIFT: Sustainable plastics for the food and drink packaging industry
  • PRESERVE: High performance sustainable bio-based packaging with tailored end of life and upcycled secondary use
  • upPE-T: Upcycling of PE and PET wastes to generate biodegradable bioplastics for food and drink packaging

To register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.es/e/upcycling-bio-plastic-of-food-drink-packaging-tickets-167040337145

European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme funds the projects under grant agreements No. 953073, 953214 and 952983.

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2021-10-20
To date
2021-10-20
Regional Bioeconomy Investment Forum

Regional Bioeconomy Investment Forum

The first edition of the Regional Bioeconomy Investment Forum was inaugurated on September 14th and 15th, organized by Consorzio Italbiotec in collaboration with the Lombardy Green Chemistry Association in the context of the MPowerBIO project and the Towards Green Transition Facility.

The initiative represented an opportunity for ten of the most innovative Italian biotechnology companies to pitch their sustainable business models in front of investors, financial consultants, and venture capitals.
Our congratulations to the three winning companies:

  • Vegea, producer of organic, cruelty-free fabrics obtained from grape marc;
  • Packtin, start-up that converts waste from the food supply chain into biodegradable supplements, gels and coatings;
  • Rewow, which gives new life to exhausted food oil to produce biopolymers.

Read the press release (language: italian) here.

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2021-09-14
To date
2021-09-15