Category: Events

In the food and packaging supply chain? Tell us thoughts on using bio-based products.

In the food and packaging supply chain? Tell us thoughts on using bio-based products.

EU-funded Agrimax project, are developing and demonstrating the production of multiple, high-value products from crop and food-processing waste to tackle the millions of tonnes of food wasted every year.

Food ingredients and packaging additives can be extracted from by-products and unavoidable wastes for the agrifood production chain. If you are in this supply chain, we would like to find out your thoughts on using such compounds. The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete (all answers are anonymous).

Take the survey. (open until the 30th June 2019.)

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2019-06-20
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2019-06-30
Bioeconomy in local value chains – A key aspect of a more sustainable bioeconomy

Bioeconomy in local value chains – A key aspect of a more sustainable bioeconomy

Bioeconomy in local value chains –

A key aspect of a more sustainable bioeconomy

3 July 2019, 12:30 – 18:00
Sigmaringen, Germany

Are you eager to know more about the important role that the creation of new, local value chains based on renewable raw materials has on local bioeconomies? Then be sure to join this interactive workshop and product show on 3 July 2019 in Sigmaringen.

As part of the BioVoices project, ICLEI Europe, together with the city of Sigmaringen (Germany), who is coordinating the AlpBioEco project, will bring together key German and European stakeholders from academia, civil society, business and public policy to discuss multi-perspective solutions, ideas and public policy recommendations regarding current challenges for the bioeconomy in Germany.

The event aims to facilitate the exchange of best practices on topics including: the creation of new value chains related to bio-waste, garden waste, crop residues, maritime materials and/or insect protein; new green and innovative public procurement initiatives; and more. The agenda also covers topics like the promotion of a modified regulatory framework that promotes the creation of value chains from raw material production to sourcing, certification and sale processes.

A product show is being featured in the event. Interested exhibitors of bio-based products, projects and services can contact Ms. Alexandra Pfohl (alexandra.pfohl@iclei.org) for more information on exhibition opportunities.

For more information about the event, click here.

To register for the workshop, click here.

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Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, liebe KollegInnen,

im Rahmen des AlpBioEco und des BioVoices Projektes organisieren wir am 3. Juli 2019 zusammen einen Workshop zum ThemaBioökonomie lokal – Schaffung neuer, lokaler Wertschöpfungsketten basierend auf erneuerbaren Rohstoffen.

 

Der Workshop richtet sich hautpsächlich an Akteure aus Wirtschaft, Politik, Wissenschaft und Zivilgesellschaft. Das Ziel des Events ist multi-perspektivische Lösungsansatze, (Projekt-) Ideen und Politikempfehlungen zu derzeitigen Herausforderungen für die Bioökonomie in Deutschland zu diskutieren.

 

Im Besonderen, wird der Workshop einen Austausch zu guten Beispielen hinsichtlich der Schaffung neuer Wertschöpfungsketten, etwa aus Biomüll, Gartenabfällen, Produktionsrückständen oder höherwertige Weiterverarbeitung von Reststoffen – auch durch grüne und innovative öffentliche Beschaffungsinitiativen, ermöglichen sowie wesentliche Elemente eines veränderten regulativen Rahmens zur Förderung solcher Wertschöpfungsketten – von der Rohstoffproduktion-/beschaffung über Zertifizierung bis hin zum Verkauf identifizieren.

 

Als Teil des Workshops ist eine Produktschau geplant, um Beispiele kennenzulernen und Innovationen bekannt zu machen. Interessierte Aussteller biobasierter Produkte, Projekte oder Services können sich für nähere Informationen zu Ausstellungsmöglichkeiten an alexandra.pfohl@iclei.org wenden.

 

Wenn Sie Lust haben mit zu diskutieren, registrieren Sie sich kostenlos hier
Die vorläufige Agenda finden Sie im Anhang.

 

 

Weitere Informationen und regelmäßige Updates zu diesem und anderen Events, finden Sie hier.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihr Kommen.

 

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2019-07-03
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Bioeconomy: Seizing the opportunity for rural Europe – ENRD Seminar

Bioeconomy: Seizing the opportunity for rural Europe – ENRD Seminar

The event will build on the work carried out by the ENRD Thematic Group on ‘Mainstreaming the Bioeconomy’ and will combine practical examples, presentations, discussions and working groups to:

  • share and discuss experiences from different EU Member States concerning the effective deployment of bioeconomy initiatives in rural territories;
  • showcase how sustainable rural bioeconomy can be supported through a coherent use of European public instruments, in particular the Rural Development Programmes; and
  • provide insights into the preparation of the future CAP Strategic Plans and ideas on how they could include support to rural bioeconomy.

This one-day event is addressed to all stakeholders interested or involved in rolling out bioeconomy strategies, approaches and business models relevant for rural areas, including – but not limited to – representatives of RDP Managing Authorities and Paying Agencies.

Find the draft agenda and details about registrations on the ENRD website.

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2019-07-03
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2019-07-03
Potentials in the Value Chain of Herbs, Bozen, Italy

Potentials in the Value Chain of Herbs, Bozen, Italy

AlpBioEco Workshop: Potentials in the Value Chain of Herbs, Bozen, Italy

Within the scope of the second work package, we will host a workshop on the value chain of herbs in Bozen on July 1, 2019. The aim is to develop, refine, and evaluate various eco-innovative business models for the value chain of herbs together with an interdisciplinary experts group. The workshop will focus on the creative ideation and development of potential eco-innovative business models. Based on the analysis of the bio-economic value chain for herbs, the workshop participants will explore and discuss possible fields of application and the economic potential of various tested and validated technological solutions defined in the first phase of the project.
Date: Monday, 2 July 2019
Time: 09:00 a.m. – 15:00 p.m.
Location: NOI Techpark, A.-Volta-Straße 13/A, 39100 Bozen/South Tyrol, Italy
Contact: Alexandra Windegger (Food Technologies, NOI AG), E-mail: a.windegger@noi.bz.it, tel. +39 0471/066697
The Workshop focuses on creative ideas and the development of eco-innovative business models. Based on the AlpBioEco analysis of the value chain for herbs and the developed products, the participants will explore and discuss potential applications.

What’s in it for you?

  • take influence on the sustainable development in the Alpine region
  • learn more about sustainability and bioeconomics
  • contribute to the development of appropriate sustainable business models
  • exchange ideas with other stakeholders
  • learn more about current developments in bioeconomics
  • expand your interdisciplinary and supra-regional network​

Websites of AlpBioEco Project partners:
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Potentials in the Value Chain of Walnuts, Waldburg, Germany

Potentials in the Value Chain of Walnuts, Waldburg, Germany

AlpBioEco Workshop: Potentials in the Value Chain of Walnuts, Waldburg, Germany

On Monday, 1 July 2019, the German Friends of the Earth Association “BUND” and the AlpBioEco-Team will hold a workshop in Waldburg (Ravensburg district) to develop, refine and evaluate eco-innovative business models in the value chain of walnuts. With Factory Tour at Vom Fass A.G.!
The workshop focuses on creative ideas and the development of eco-innovative business models. Based on the AlpBioEco analysis of the value chain for walnuts and the developed products, the participants will explore and discuss potential applications.
Where and when?
  • Date: Monday, 1 July 2019
  • Time: 10:00 – 15:30 o’clock
  • Location: Vom Fass AG Am Langholz 17 – 88299 Waldburg Germany
  • Hosts: Vom Fass AG, Hochschule Albstadt-Sigmaringen & BUND Regionalverband Bodensee-Oberschwaben

Travel expenses can be reimbursed in accordance with EU requirements. Catering is provided.

Factory Tour:

From 15.30 to 17.00 o’clock with explanations on the oil production of Vom Fass AG

What’s in it for you?

  • influence sustainable development in the Alpine region
  • learn more about sustainability and bioeconomics
  • contribute to the development of appropriate sustainable business models
  • exchange ideas with other stakeholders
  • learn more about current developments in bioeconomics
  • expand your interdisciplinary and supra-regional network

To register for the workshop or for further questions, please contact Ulfried Miller (BUND Regionalverband Bodensee-Oberschwaben) via e-mail at bund.bodenseeoberschwaben@bund.net

Websites from involved AlpBioEco project partners:
https://www.hs-albsig.de/
https://www.bund-bodensee-oberschwaben.net/

https://www.sigmaringen.de/

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Potentials in the Value Chain of Apples, Bozen, Italy

Potentials in the Value Chain of Apples, Bozen, Italy

AlpBioEco Workshop: Potentials in the Value Chain of Apples, Bozen, Italy

On Monday, 1st of July 2019, the Nature of Innovation (NOI) Techpark and Envipark are hosting an “AlpBioEco”- Workshop to develop, refine and evaluate eco-innovative business models in the value chain of herbs.
Date: Monday, 1st of July 2019
Time: 09:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location:  NOI Techpark, A.-Volta-Straße 13/A, 39100 Bozen/South Tyrol, Italy
Contact: Alexandra Windegger (Food Technologies, NOI AG), E-mail: a.windegger@noi.bz.it, tel. +39 0471/066697
The Workshop focuses on creative ideas and the development of eco-innovative business models. Based on the AlpBioEco analysis of the value chain for herbs and the developed products, the participants will explore and discuss potential applications.

What’s in it for you?

  • take influence on the sustainable development in the Alpine region
  • learn more about sustainability and bioeconomics
  • contribute to the development of appropriate sustainable business models
  • exchange ideas with other stakeholders
  • learn more about current developments in bioeconomics
  • expand your interdisciplinary and supra-regional network

Please find more information on https://www.alpine-space.eu

Websites of AlpBioEco Project partners:

https://noi.bz.it/en

https://www.envipark.com/2019/05/06/interessato-alla-bioeconomia/

Photo: Creative idea teamwork concept. Group of multiethnic diverse team, business partner, or college students in project meeting at modern office. Five people pointing at lightbulb drawings. © Beer5020

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2019-07-01
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2019-07-01
First2Run final event: a collaborative project for territorial regeneration

First2Run final event: a collaborative project for territorial regeneration

The final event of the European project FIRST2RUN will take place at The Square Convention Centre in Brussels on June 20th.

Co-ordinated by NOVAMONT and funded by the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, FIRST2RUN is a flagship project  involving four companies and universities from Italy, UK and The Netherlands.

The aim of FIRST2RUN has been to demonstrate the effectiveness of a sustainable innovative agro-industrial business model based on the valorisation of low-input oil crops towards the production of biobased and biodegradable plastics, cosmetics and biolubricants.

The event will bring together the project partners and different stakeholders all along the bioeconomy value chain to discuss FIRTS2RUN results and impacts, as well as the future perspectives of the bio-based industry in Europe.

For more information visit the website http://www.first2run.eu/final-event/

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2019-06-20
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2019-06-20
Horizon 2020 Info Day on Societal Challenge 2 calls for proposals of 2020

Horizon 2020 Info Day on Societal Challenge 2 calls for proposals of 2020

This information day is an opportunity for attendees to get some insight into the Societal Challenge 2 calls for proposals of Horizon 2020, for the Work Programme of 2020, covering Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy.

Come and learn about the Societal Challenge 2 calls for 2020 and get some practical information on how to successfully apply to the open calls for proposals.

Register right now: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/news/horizon-2020-info-day-societal-challenge-2-calls-proposals-2020

Registration for the event is free of charge and compulsory. However, due to limited space, applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Registrations are open until 28 June 2019. Travel and subsistence costs should be covered by the participants.

Please note that a brokerage event is also organised for these calls on 3 July 2019 by the BioHorizon project. More information and registration are available here: https://foodbrokerage2019.b2match.io/.

 

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2019-07-04
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BioHorizon Societal Challenge 2 or KET Biotechnology Brokerage Event

BioHorizon Societal Challenge 2 or KET Biotechnology Brokerage Event

Focus
The BioHorizon brokerage event targets a wide spectrum of stakeholders from universities and research centres, enterprises, government organisations and NGOs, and others involved in research, from Europe and beyond, interested in sharing new project ideas and finding collaboration partners. The thematic focus of the event covers all of the Horizon 2020 SC2 and KET-Biotech calls for 2020.

Main topics
> Sustainable Food Security (SFS) – Resilient and resource-efficient value chains
> Blue Growth (BG) – Demonstrating an ocean of opportunities
> Rural Renaissance (RUR) – Fostering innovation and business opportunities
> **NEW** Additional area of interest – Topics bridging the gap to ‘Horizon Europe’
> KET-Biotechnology (BIOTEC)

Why participate?
> To facilitate the setup of Horizon 2020 project consortia
> To present, discuss and develop new project ideas at an international level
> To initiate cross-border contacts
> To receive first-hand advice and support from Commission and NCP staff

Register right now: https://foodbrokerage2019.b2match.io/

Registration for the brokerage event will begin on 29 April 2019 and is expected to close on 9 June 2019. The event organisers reserve the right to close the registration early should the maximum capacity be reached before 9 June 2019! Please note that registration for the SC2 Infoday occurs separately and must be done through the Commission website.

The BioHorizon project also plans to hold a free Horizon 2020 proposal writers’ workshop in Brussels on 2 July 2019. Places for the workshop will be very limited and preference will be given to prospective coordinators. To recieve information on the workshop, please indicate your interest by answering the corresponding question during the registration process.

See what the previous meeting looked like: https://youtu.be/sb7oY7W8Jx8

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2019-07-03
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2019-07-03
Challenges and opportunities for the establishment of bio-based value chains

Challenges and opportunities for the establishment of bio-based value chains

The Lombardy Green Chemistry Association, the regional point of reference of the bioeconomy ecosystem, organises the workshop as one of the main events to be held in Lombardy during the National Bioeconomy Day promoted by the Cluster SPRING and Assobiotec.

The event triggers the interregional cooperation and is part of the Vanguard Initiative’s “Bioeconomy Pilot” which is co-lead by the Lombardy region and aims at enhancing the Smart Specialization Strategy of 25 European regions.

The workshop aims to raise public awareness and promote dialogue on bio-energy production across Europe, bringing together academics, researchers, stakeholders, policymakers and business representatives operating in the bio-based value chain. The objective of the workshop is to exchange ideas on how to support the interregional cooperation on the innovative use of non-food biomass, share experience and discuss bottlenecks in the final step from technical maturity to industrial and market implementation.

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2019-05-23
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