From 28 Sep 2021 08:00:00 GMT1 to 28 Sep 2021 15:00:00 GMT1
itch Perfect and Boost the European Bioeconomy 2021
A one day physical event of intense cross-border pitching, matchmaking and networking in the heart of Europe
28 September 2021, 10 am – 5 pm
Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel
This pitching, matchmaking and networking event brings together the networks of six important bioeconomy platforms:
Pilots4U, Tech4Biowaste, BioeconomyVentures, Smartbox, Waste2Func
and Bio Base Connect. As such, we can guarantee a diverse attendance reaching from investors, SMEs, start-ups, about-to-be start-ups, scale-ups, large companies, research organisations, technology providers to organisations offering relevant innovation services such as access to finance, scale-up trials, application testing, business plan writing, feedstock analysis, life cycle assessment, social acceptance, etc.
Participants are invited to submit a pitch application for a 6 minutes pitch. As we are organising 6 pitch sessions of 90 minutes each, we are looking for at least 66 inspiring pitches. Not to exclude any interesting developments, pitch categories are not defined upon registration but should be relevant for further development of the bioeconomy.
The matchmaking are one-on-one meetings of 15 minutes aimed at finding new partners. The scheduling of these meetings will be supported by an online matchmaking system, easy to use on a smartphone or laptop.
From 27 May 2021 13:30:00 GMT1 to 27 May 2021 15:30:00 GMT1
Bioeconomy Day - 27 maggio 2021
Evento organizzato da CLuster SPRING, Transition2Bio, APRE, Novamont, Re Soil Foundation. Programma e maggiori informazioni: https://resoilfoundation.org/bioeconomy-day/
From 22 Apr 2021 08:00:00 GMT1 to 22 Apr 2021 11:00:00 GMT1
Europe is building a “different world” for the future generations, promoting a
more sustainable consumption, production and lifestyle, through the Green
Deal policies and the initiatives supporting bioeconomy, in particular the 2018
updated Bioeconomy Strategy.
Despite these efforts, the large public is often unaware of the bioeconomy
related terminologies, the bio-based applications in every-day’s life and the
technologies behind the innovations produced by the bio-based research and
The HORIZON 2020 project BIOVOICES (www.biovoices.eu) has implemented
in 40 months a number of activities to respond to these challenges in order to
increase awareness of the environmental, social and economic benefits of
sustainable and circular bioeconomy and its sectors, in particular bio-based
sectors among citizens.
BIOVOICES outcomes and activities will continue in the Transition2BIO
project, aiming at promoting the successful transition towards a more
sustainable consumption, production and lifestyle.
Event address for attendees: https://agenziapromozionericercaeuropea.webex.com/agenziapromozionericercaeuropea/onstage/g.php?MTID=e7b1976ffb8515f40136833d4afa1bfb7
From 30 Mar 2021 08:00:00 GMT1 to 30 Mar 2021 10:00:00 GMT1
Launch of the Book for Kids
Europe is building a different world for the future generations, promoting a more sustainable consumption, production and lifestyle, through the Green Deal policies and initiatives supporting bioeconomy. Despite these efforts, the large public is often unaware of the real meaning of terminologies and technologies behind the many novelties produced by the bio-based research and industry.
The HORIZON 2020 project BIOVOICES presents “What’s Bioeconomy?”, a brand new book written for your children in order to raise awareness on the sustainable and circular bioeconomy and, in particular, the bio-based products.
Promoted in 10 European Countries in 10 different languages, “What’s Bioeconomy?” communicates scientific sound contents in an easy and comprehensive way to the European families. All the information contained has been validated by experts from academia and industry.
More info and registration:
From 11 Dec 2020 10:00:00 GMT2 to 18 Dec 2020 12:00:00 GMT2
Agriculture is essential to livelihoods and food security. It is also a primary basis for local entrepreneurship, employment, and social development in many countries around the world. Linked to it, the bioeconomy uses renewable biological resources from land and sea to produce not only food but also materials and energy, making resource-efficiency and the transition to a low-carbon economy possible. Both the agriculture and bioeconomy sectors need to invest in new business opportunities, adapt to challenges, and innovate, following the principles evocated by European Investment Bank, namely “From Seeds to People”.
From 28 Oct 2020 13:00:00 GMT2 to 28 Oct 2020 14:30:00 GMT2
BIOVOICES is creating a Mobilisation and Mutual Learning (MML) workshop in bio-based domain with the objective of promoting dialogue and co-creation of research, innovation, development and political context in bio-based economy between the stakeholders of the quadruple helix model: civil society/users, industry, researchers, civil society and public authorities.
This event will be organized as a parallel session in the main BeHealth - Online International Event in Healthcare.
From 21 Oct 2020 09:30:00 GMT1 to 21 Oct 2020 11:00:00 GMT1
What synergies are possible between the EU Farm to Fork Strategy and the FAO Framework for the Urban Food Agenda?
What opportunities for short food supply chains do they offer?
What role is there for regional and local actors who want to be change-makers for more sustainable and resilient food systems?
This special edition of the consolidated ICLEI Breakfast at Sustainability series builds on the successful session of last year, which was on sustainable food procurement as a means of localising all sustainable development goals (SDGs).
With regionality being the new sustainability in the wake of COVID-19, this time the debate will also be on how sustainable (public) food demand can be matched with the Farm to Fork Strategy and with citizens and farmers' expectations on short and alternative food supply chains, regional and local content capturing as well as new governance and resilience approaches.
The session is organised by ICLEI - Local Government for Sustainability in partnership with the Committee of the Region's Commission for Natural Resources and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Peter Defranceschi, Head of Brussels Office, ICLEI, Belgium.
Franc Bogovič, Member of the European Parliament; Member of the FAO-led European Parliamentary Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition; Member of the Committee of Regional Development, European Parliament, Belgium.
Arno Kompatscher, Member of the European Committee of the Regions, President of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano and Regional Councillor, European Committee of the Regions, Belgium.
Ulrika Landergren, Member of the European Committee of the Regions, Member of Kungsbacka Municipal Council, European Committee of the Regions, Belgium.
Jamie Morrison, Director, Food Systems and Food Safety Division, FAO, Italy.
Thomas Mosor, Programme Manager, Ecobuy Vienna, City of Vienna, Austria.
Róża Thun and Hohenstein, Member of the European Parliament, Chair European Food Forum, European Parliament, Belgium.
Theme: Green Europe
Partners: European Committee of the Regions - NAT Commission, Food and Agriculture Organisation, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
Languages: Deutsch (DE), English (EN), Français (FR)
Virtual platform: Interactio
Event website: https://europa.eu/regions-and-cities/programme/sessions/1107_en
From 15 Oct 2020 08:00:00 GMT1 to 15 Oct 2020 09:00:00 GMT1
As part of the Circular Week 2020, PlastiCircle is organising a virtual study tour to the pilot in Alba Iulia (Romania). City authorities, waste managers, procurers, companies and other plastic stakeholders are invited to join this meeting taking place next October, 15 (10:00 - 11.00 CEST).
The PlastiCircle approach will be presented so that others can learn from the project experience, and think about replicating or adapting the solutions, technologies and processes developed and implemented with the goal of transforming plastic packaging waste into valuable products. From smart containers to increase collection rates of plastic waste, to cost-effective waste transport systems connected to IoT cloud platforms, these are some of the innovations being tested as part of PlastiCircle, an EU-funded project. Throughout the virtual study tours, speakers will also share their lessons-learnt.
10:05 Introduction to the PlastiCircle Project, by César Aliaga (ITENE)
10:15 PlastiCircle in the first pilot city: Valencia, by Las Naves (tbc)
10:25 Video Alba Iulia
10:30 PlastiCircle in the last pilot city: Alba Iulia, by Valentin Voinica (Alba Iulia)
More information about the session and project: https://plasticircle.eu
More information about the Circular Week 2020: https://circularweek.org/en/
10:55 Wrap-up & Closing
From 16 Sep 2020 07:30:00 GMT1 to 16 Sep 2020 10:00:00 GMT1
In the context of the ICLEI-led event series “Breakfast@Sustainability”, the BioVoices project will organise its next Mobilisation and Mutual Learning (MML) event on the bioeconomy: Deploying regional and local bioeconomies in Europe - strategy and implementation.
This session will focus on the overall governance of the bioeconomy in Europe at local and regional level, both in its strategic outlook and its implementation phase. Representatives from cities and regions in Europe will present the challenges, perspectives and strategies of bioeconomies at the local level. The event is directed towards all the stakeholders of the bioeconomy - local administrations’ staff; researchers; interested businesses and civil society organisations.
The event will kick off with impulse presentations by regional and city representatives as well as relevant associations and EU projects. The presentations will address challenges and promote success stories with regard to the strategic and programmatic utilization of the bioeconomy for local and regional development and local governments’ levers in promoting the transition to a circular bioeconomy as well as discuss associated EU policies. An interactive element will enable participants to make their voices heard and in the following panel discussion featuring the presenters. Registration is open until 14 September.
09:30-09:40 Welcome & Introduction by ICLEI Europe
09:40-10:40 Impulse presentations
Sergi Costa, BIOPRO BW, Coordinator of the INTERREG project GoDanuBio
Sebastian Awiszus, Ministry for the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector, Baden Wuerttemberg/GER
Consorzio Italiano Compostatori (Italian Composting and Biogas Association)
Igor Kos, WCYCLE, City of Maribor
10:50-11:35 Interactive panel discussion
11:35-11:45 Concluding reflections by Ruska Kelevska, European Commission, TBC
11:45-11:50 Conclusions & wrap-up
11:50 End of the event
*agenda and speakers might still be subject to change
From 18 Jun 2020 12:00:00 GMT-12 to 17 Dec 2020 10:00:00 GMT-12
ASBP are running a series of online events aimed at innovators, start-ups and manufacturers launching new product ranges, the purpose of the ‘Dragons’ Den’ style event programme is to identify innovative alternatives to conventional plastic building materials and packaging. The products can be at any stage of the innovation cycle from early development to market ready. The first of these events on 18th June 2020 will focus on insulation, with further heats on single-use-plastics/packaging, building services, flooring/finishes/paints and building elements (walls, doors, windows, roofs). To register, please visit https://asbp.org.uk/upcomingevents
From 4 Feb 2020 23:00:00 GMT-12 to 4 Feb 2020 23:00:00 GMT-12
The European Biomass Conferences and Exhibition has grown from a small research community biomass conference more than 30 years ago to a well-established international conference, tackling challenges ranging from biomass growth and biomass conversion to bioenergy, biofuels and bioproducts, sustainability and policies, and to provide a forum for industrial implementation of technologies enabling the transition away from fossil fuels economies. For all of these topics on integration of processes, technologies and value chains it has always been necessary to ensure the most efficient use of the limited biomass resource and enable economic viability. The ultimate step of integration is a fully functioning bioeconomy.
From 19 Nov 2019 08:30:00 GMT1 to 19 Nov 2019 17:00:00 GMT1
After a successful edition of the Biobased Business Development Day in 2017, Flanders Biobased Valley (BE) and Biobased Delta (NL) welcome you on November 19 in Ghent for a day filled with interesting lectures and informative workshops. From 14.00-16.00, WUR will organize a workshop about sustainable packaging. After plenary presentations, we will brainstorm about better disposal strategies and recycling of bio-based packaging. For more information (in dutch), please go to: http://www.fbbv.be/en/news-and-events/events/detail/save-the-date-biobased-business-development-day
Central theme this time is “Communication”: How do you sell biobased? How can you convince consumers to buy your product? Join us and get inspired during the day! BIOVOICES will organise an event during the afternoon about sustainable packaging
From 4 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT1 to 4 Oct 2019 10:00:00 GMT1
In the context of IFIB 2019, Biobridges project is organizing a co-creation workshop to ease the dialogue among actors along the value chain (industry, policy makers, consumers, researchers, investors, feedstock providers, etc.) and to highlight challenges and opportunities for the valorisation of local resources in the bioeconomy framework.
Starting from the analysis of local available feedstocks, speakers of the round table will present technologies solutions, innovative ideas, opportunities and challenges within the context of bioeconomy. Thanks to interactive tools, the audience will be actively engaged in the co-creation of new solutions, business opportunities and concrete actions to boost local development through the potentialities offered by bioeconomy.
Round table speakers
Serena CHIERICI - Stazioni Sperimentale per l’Industria delle Conserve Alimentari, Agrimax project
Valorization of agricultural wastes (tomatoes, potatoes, olives and cereals)
Ignacio MARTIN JIMENEZ – Fundacion CIRCE, Power4Bio Project
Empowering regional stakeholders for realising the full potential of bioeconomy
Mariantonella PALERMO – Tecnoalimenti, Biobarr Project
Bio-based food packaging: improving properties and sustainability
Patrizia CIRCELLI - PNO consultants, Biopen Project
Tools for supporting companies in the bio-based sector
How attract citizens in the definition of new bio-products addressing consumers’ expectations
Pierpaolo ROVERE – Agrifood & Bioeocnomy Cluster Agency
Defining and implementing an holistic regional strategy for supporting bioeconomy
Biobridges is a project funded by the European Commission through the Public-Private Partnershio Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) and it was conceived to tackle the key challenge of improving the marketability of bio-based products (BBPs) by fostering close cooperation and partnerships among bio-based industries, brand owners and consumers’ representatives.
Registration are open, please, fill the form available here: https://bit.ly/2m1UscY
For more support and information, please contact Matteo Sabini (firstname.lastname@example.org)
From 23 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT-12 to 25 Sep 2019 22:00:00 GMT-12
Science is Wonderful! is a free exhibition which brings the world of science to the public. Fighting cancer, slowing down global warming, preventing hunger and drought, facilitating human life in space… it is all part of the variety of activities schools, families and young people can discover at the event.
Through hands-on experiments, live demonstrations, face-to-face chats with researchers, Science is Wonderful! shows how science impacts our daily lives. More than 5,000 people took part in the ‘Science is Wonderful!’ event in Brussels in 2018.
This year, the European Commission organises Science is Wonderful! together with the first edition of the European Research and Innovation Days (EU R&I Days) which will take place from 24 to 26 September in KANAL – Centre Pompidou, also in Brussels.
The EU R&I Days will bring together world leaders to debate and shape the future of research and innovation. Co-creation and engagement with stakeholders will be the main topic of the first European R&I Days. The aim of this event is to help build the strategic priorities for the first four years of the implementation of Horizon Europe (2021-2027), the EU’s next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
BIOVOICES in colaboration with Biobridges, BIOWAYS, BioCannDo and LIFT projects, will share at their stands presentations, activities and games.
From 29 May 2019 07:30:00 GMT1 to 29 May 2019 13:30:00 GMT1
Die Europäische Union hat erkannt, dass unsere Gesellschaften über die Tragfähigkeit der planetarischen Grenzen hinaus produzieren und konsumieren. Um dem zu begegnen hat sie Strategien entworfen, um die europäische Produktion und den Konsum kreisläufiger und klimafreundlicher gestalten zu können. Eine dieser Strategien ist die Bioökonomie, welche, neben den erhofften Umwelteffekten auch Innovation und Wachstum bringen soll. Auch in Deutschland rückt die Bioökonomie zunehmend in den Mittelpunkt der Debatte um nachhaltige Produktion und Konsum. Trotzdem spielen bio-basierte Produkte und Diensleistungen nach wie vor nur eine geringe Rolle. Der Anteil an in Bioökonmie-Sektoren Beschäftigten in Deutschland liegt bei rund 10% und der Anteil der Wertschöpfung am BIP bei rund 7% - je nach Berechungsmethode.
Welche Lösungen braucht es also um den Anteil bio-basierte und zirkulärer Produkte in Deutschland und in Europa zu erhöhen? Welche Produkte und Produkteigenschaften wollen die Verbraucher? Welche Innovation können entwickelt werden und welche Forschungs- und Kommunikationsstrategien sind zielführend? Welche Rolle spielen dabei lokale Wertschöpfungsketten und lokale Märkte? Und welche Rahmenbedingungen braucht es seitens des Bundes?
Wenn Sie Lust haben mit VerterterInnen aus Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft, Politik und Zivilgesellschaft zu diskutieren, dann registrieren Sie sich hier: