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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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Bioeconomy Ireland Week

Bioeconomy Ireland Week

From the 18th to 24th October 2021 will take place the Bioeconomy Ireland Week.

Visit the website: https://lnkd.in/ejtrgqXP to view some of the early advertised events and to register with Bioeconomy Ireland Week if you plan to hold a Bioeconomy event.


Natural. Circular. Sustainable

Bioeconomy Ireland Week is an annual week-long event held each October to highlight and raise awareness of Ireland’s rapidly growing bioeconomy. The celebration is a collaboration of events involving industry, local communities, producers, researchers and students throughout Ireland. This year we are all about what is natural, circular and sustainable – and we’re asking ourselves, what do these words really mean?

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Promote education, training and skills across the EU bioeconomy First study workshop

Promote education, training and skills across the EU bioeconomy First study workshop

Online participatory workshop: 26 October from 9:30 to 16:30 CEST

Deloitte, Empirica and Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini (FGB) are organising an online participatory workshop, together with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research & Innovation (DG RTD) as part of its study on “Promote education, training and skills across the bioeconomy”.

Workshop objectives

The workshop aims to gather a wide-range of stakeholders in the field of bioeconomy education training and skills (education institutions, private and public sector, academics and scientists), in order to discuss current trends and future skills needs in the European bioeconomy towards 2030 and 2050.

Moderated by Joanna Inglis-Dupont, this highly interactive one-day online workshop will welcome renowned speakers in the field of bioeconomy education and skills.

Susanna Albertini (FVA, Transition2BIO, EuBioNet, BIOBec, BIOVOICES, LIFT, Biobridges, BIOWAYS) will give the speech “Inspiring Young Generations”.

Below you can read the complete Agenda:

Participants will also have multiple occasions to exchange with the study team and to meet with peers.

Join us in shaping the future of skills in the EU bioeconomy!

Click here to find more information and register.

The registration will be open until 14 October, but the spots are limited.

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EuBioNet yearly partners’ workshop – Bioeconomy Communication and Stakeholders’ engagement in times of COVID-19

EuBioNet yearly partners’ workshop – Bioeconomy Communication and Stakeholders’ engagement in times of COVID-19


The world pandemic crisis changed the way we live, communicate and behave. How this change over affected the work of the CSA projects (Coordination and Support Action) and other players involved the circular bioeconomy communication?

The European Bioeconomy Network, the alliance of nearly 70 EU funded projects dealing with Bioeconomy promotion, communication and support, promotes a Mobilisation and Mutual learning workshop to discuss and share ideas and solutions to maximise the impact of project’s activities in the current times.

The workshop, was organised in collaboration with BIOVOICES, aimed to stimulate the discussion in light of the Global Bioeconomy Summit (16-20 Nov 2020). Inspirational ideas and good practices were provided for the future EuBioNet partners’ activities and have been explored collaboration opportunities among projects and initiatives for the 2021 action plan (responding to the updated 2018 bioeconomy strategy).


  • Facilitate the awareness and exchange of inspirational good practices
  • Stimulate a problem oriented discussion on how to overcome the limitation due to safety constrains
  • Improve the quality and impact of communication and stakeholders engagement activities for the next months

Expected outcomes 

  • Identify collaboration opportunities among projects and initiatives for the 2021 action plan (responding to the updated 2018 bioeconomy strategy)

Discussion topics

  1. CSA projects have changed the way they deploy their communication and stakeholders engagement activities to respond to the new reality. What are these new challenges (for example fatigue, competition, uniqueness of contents, new formats) and what are the opportunities (e.g. budget/time available, freedom to test new formats, more “relaxed” atmosphere)?
  2. What activities, tools, messages, channels and formats have demonstrated to be effective for communication and stakeholders engagement? Lessons learnt and success stories from the last 8 months: What worked? (activities, tools, messages, channels and formats (10 Minutes); What should be re-think? 
  3. How to maximize the impact of future activities? (e.g. organising knowledge exchange among EuBioNet partners, find new target audiences like TV)


Mobilisation and Mutual Learning workshop:

  • brief presentations of 7/8 inspirational case studies from different projects (Some EuBioNet members will share their success stories in communication and stakeholders engagement in times of Covid-19).
  • interactive panel discussion supported by online collaborative tools
  • collaborative definition of the 2021 action plan

Inspirational case studies

  • LIFT – Alexandre Almeida – Attracting 1200 stakeholders worldwide through 4 thematic workshops (March 2020)
  • BIOVOICES – Michela Cohen – Responsive Social media strategy during COVID-19
  • Biobridges – Beatriz Palomo Belbel – #BioHeroes leveraging social media influencers to spread the bioeconomy to large public
  • BLOOM – Norbert Steinhaus – Can you hear me? Learnings from social distancing needs for Bloom’s outreach activities
  • BIOEASTsUP – Magdalena Borzęcka – How COVID-19 taught us to be more efficient in engaging stakeholders
  • BE-Rural – Aleksandar Chebotarev -Bridging pandemic challenges for stakeholder engagement – the case of BE-Rural region “Strumica”
  • AlpBioEco – Anna Bäuerle – Engage local stakeholders in online workshops experimenting participative approaches (e.g. Lego Serious Play)
  • POWER4BIO – Christine Beusch – From offline to online: adapting our measures to enable knowledge exchange and networking between regions

How the new projects Allthings.bioPRO (Anne Warning), BIOSWITCH (Ana Martinez) and Transition2BIO (Matteo Sabini) are planning to deal with the COVID-19 situation in their communication and stakeholders engagement activities?

Finf the agenda here: EuBioNet concept workshop_2020


If you missed the event you can…

Access all the presentations HERE

Watch the full video of the event:


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Lesson Learnt from Eu funded projects – Brussels 28 March 2018

Lesson Learnt from Eu funded projects – Brussels 28 March 2018

The launching event of the European Bioeconomy Network took place in Brussels, on the 28 of March 2018 and was hosted by the European Commission.

The 23 participating projects (BioLinX, ISAAC, BIOPOLIS, BIOWAYS, SuperBIO, ISABEL, BioHorizon, RoadToBio, DEMETER, BIOrescue, STAR4BBI, BioCannDo, BIOPEN, STAR-ProBio, SIM4NEXUS, BLOOM, BIOVoices, BIOSMART, BIOBRIDGES, T2gE – Transition to Green Economy, BioSTEP, CommBeBiz, EMBRACED, PLATFORM, OPEN-BIO, InnProBio, KBBPPS), presented, shared and discussed lesson learnt from their projects, identifying best and worst practices and expressed the willing to define a common action plan to align projects’ activities.

The outcomes of the workshop can be found here

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