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European Funding for Biobased Products and Materials Webinar
EU and industry leaders have launched a new European Joint Undertaking on Bio-based Industries (BBI). The aim is to trigger investments and create a competitive market for bio-based products and materials sourced locally and "Made in Europe", tackling some of Europe’s biggest societal challenges.
€3.7 billion will be injected into the European economy between 2014 and 2024 - €975 million from the European Commission and €2.7 billion from the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) - to develop an emerging bioeconomy sector. Through financing of research and innovation projects, the BBI will create new and novel partnerships across sectors, such as agriculture, agro-food, technology providers, forestry/pulp and paper, chemicals and energy. Further information can be found here:http://bbi-europe.eu/
First Call for Proposals launched
A €50 million call for proposals is now live covering 16 topics including:
· Efficient pre-treatment of lignocellulosic feedstock to advanced bio-based chemicals and biomaterials
· Valuable products from heterogeneous biowaste streams
· Chemical building blocks and value-added materials through integrated processing of wood
· Functional additives from residues from the agro-food industry
Ian Holmes, National Contact Point for the Bioeconomy will talk about the details of the funding call and Dan Noakes of Centre for Process Innovation will highlight topics where they are looking to collaborate.
The Info Day on 2 September 2014 is a must-attend for all stakeholders interested in understanding the BBI rules for participation.
Places are limited. Registrations will therefore be considered on a first-come-first-served basis.
There will be two identical sessions (morning and afternoon) and a joint networking lunch that will allow participants of both sessions to get together.
Venue: Centre Albert Borschette, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels, Belgium.
Public Transport: Metro station "Schuman" (lines 1 and 5); Train station "Bruxelles Schuman" or "Bruxelles Luxembourg".
Web streaming: if you cannot make it in person, you can watch the Info Day via web streaming. The streaming session will open on 2 September.
Industrial Biotechnology Showcase is a major business conference in the UK to bring together industry, academia and government agencies working towards a bio-economy
Join us for a stimulating and informative two days in London for the second Industrial Biotechnology Showcase aimed at highlighting innovative companies, new technologies whilst providing a forum for knowledge exchange and networking for the bio-based industries and research institutes.
Organised by the Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum (IBLF) delivery team (led by the Knowledge Transfer Network, UK), the IB Showcase is a great opportunity for you to arrange strategic meetings and learn more about the UK strategy and investment profile for Industrial Biotechnology in the UK. There will be keynote presentations from Murray Brown, Global Coordinator, Synthetic Biochemistry, GSK and Jonathan Scurlock, Chief Advisor, Renewable Energy and Climate Change, National Farmer's Union.
The first IB Showcase in 2013 attracted 300 delegates comprising business leaders, funders, academics and policy makers. The second conference will include plenary sessions with industry and academic presentations ending with a speech from the Rt. Hon. Matthew Hancock, MP on the outputs from the ‘Waste to bioeconomy’ Roadmap and the UKs commitment towards driving the bio-economy.
Other confirmed speakers include: David Johnson, Lucite Ltd; Kjartan Sandnes, CEO, Alkymar AS; Christian Griffin-Kemp, CEO, Cellucomp Ltd; Jason King, CEO, Oxford Biotrans; David Randall, R&D Manager, Chemoxy International Ltd; Prakash Korde, MD, ValueForm Ltd; Mike Morris, BEACON, Steve Pearson, CPI; Muriel Dewilde, Biobase Europe; Fabien Deswarte, Biorenewables Development Centre; Arno van de Kant, Bioprocess Pilot Facility; Yvon Le Hénaff, ARD; Steve Skill, Swansea University; Håvard Sletta, SINTEF; John Blacker, Leeds University; Bob Lovitt, Swansea University; Keith Waldron, IFR.
The event will also include:
♣ Exhibition Hall
♣ Technology Showcase
♣ BBSRC Networks in IB & bioenergy showcase
♣ A sample coffee from Biome Bioplastic’s biodegradable coffee pods
♣ NE Europe Pilot Plant workshop
♣ Dragon’s Den style session: The IB Den (if you are a UK SME and want to win a £10k voucher to springboard your business visit the website, deadline 28th November 2014)
The event is aimed at raising awareness on the potential of Bioeconomy in delivering regional, national and European sustainable growth and jobs objectives. It is targeted at supporting the definition of coherent regional bioeconomy strategies by launching a debate among Regions and EU Stakeholders about how such strategies can help reaching European sustainability and development targets and how this can boost growth and jobs.
wir laden Sie herzlich zur FFG Informationsveranstaltung anlässlich der 2. Ausschreibungsrunde in der JTI "Bio-based Industries" (BBI JTI) ein.
Wann: 23. April 2015, 14:00 bis 18:00 Uhr
Wo: Tech Gate Vienna, Donau-City-Straße 1, 1220 Wien
Die Gemeinsame Technologieinitiative im Bereich biobasierte Industriezweige (Joint Technology Initiative Bio-based Industries - BBI JTI) wird Ende April 2015 die zweite Ausschreibung mit einem Fördervolumen von 200 Mio Euro veröffentlichen.
Die Ausschreibungsthemen umfassen verschiedenste Bereiche der gesamten Wertschöpfungskette: Von der Primärproduktion, wie Land -und Forstwirtschaft, über Biotechnologie, chemische Industrie, Zellstoff- und Papierindustrie, Bioraffinerien bis hin zu Vermarktung biobasierter Werkstoffe, Chemikalien und Biobrenn- und Kraftstoffe.
"Bio-based Industries" (BBI) befasst sich schwerpunktmäßig mit der Verwertung und Umwandlung nicht-essbarer Teile von Pflanzen, wie land- und forstwirtschaftliche Rückstände und Holz sowie biologisch abbaubarer Abfälle, in verschiedene biobasierte Produkte und Biokraftstoffe. Für den Zeitraum 2014-2020 ist für diese JTI ein Investitionsvolumen von 3,7 Milliarden Euro vorgesehen.
Die FFG möchte mit dieser Veranstaltung die österreichischen AkteurInnen aus Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Politik über diese bedeutende Fördermöglichkeit frühzeitig informieren. Vertreter des Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) und der Europäischen Kommission werden die Themen der Ausschreibung, die Beteiligungsmodalitäten sowie die Erfolgsfaktoren einer Beteiligung präsentieren. Um das Thema abzurunden, werden auch die nationalen Fördermöglichkeiten aus diesem Themenbereich vorgestellt.
Weitere Informationen zur Veranstaltung und über die JTI "Bio-based Industries" finden Sie unter: https://www.ffg.at/europa/jti/bbi
Sichern Sie sich Ihren Platz unter: https://www.ffg.at/veranstaltungen/infoday-bbi-jti_2015-04-23
Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Teilnahme!
A major event in Potsdam/Germany bringing together international actors in a cross-sectoral approach. The focus will be on entire value chains and not single sectors in order to foster integrated processes on the way to an inclusive biobased economy.
A one day event focusing on the implementation of safer, greener and more sustainable solvents into industry.
Building new low-carbon, resource-efficient and sustainable value chains based on agricultural and forestry biomass to produce biochemicals, biomaterials and bioenergy will contribute to the diversification of rural economy and the reinforcement of the industrial base creating rural growth and employment, and will help to meet energy and climate policy targets for 2030. Indeed, bio-based products can have a lower environmental and climate footprint than products based on non-renewable raw materials. There is a high potential for the production, mobilisation and use of renewable raw materials (notably lignocellulose such as agricultural and forestry residues, industrial crops, by-products/co-products and waste) for industrial applications.
The overall objective of the workshop is to help set up and foster co-operation mechanisms between agriculture/forestry and industry to guarantee:
- A steady and reliable supply of renewable raw materials for the industry without compromising sustainability;
- and a fair income for the farmer and forest holders.
- To engage relevant actors including farmers, forest holders, cooperatives, industries, national/regional public authorities, advisers and innovation support services.
- To identify and address technical, economic, regulatory and social barriers for the setting up of new biomass supply chains.
- To ensure sustainability of the biomass supply chain.
Participants include farmers, forest holders, cooperatives, national/regional public authorities, advisers and innovation support services, representatives from different industry sectors, clusters and financial bodies. As far as possible, participants with practical experience have been invited.
Circular economy: in need for focus
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment and the House of the Dutch Provinces in Brussels would like to invite you to the Circular and Biobased Economy seminar on Thursday, 4 June 2015, 16h00 – 19h00. The seminar will take place at the premises of the Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the EU (Avenue de Cortenbergh 4-10 in Brussels).
With this seminar, we aim to provide the European Commission and other EU stakeholders with relevant input for the new and more ambitious proposal.
When the communication on circular economy was withdrawn, vice-president Timmermans promised that it will be replaced by a more ambitious proposal late 2015.
Therefore we would like to explore with you the possibilities and opinions regarding a more ambitious and integral approach towards the circular economy.
In our view, circular economy should not only focus on zero-waste and recycling, but should encompass a whole value chain approach including the biobased economy.
By bringing together the best practical, regional and local experiences, we want to showcase the applications of the circular economy and its short- and long-term effects.
In due time you will receive the programme of the seminar.
To register for the seminar, please send an e-mail to email@example.com
For any further questions regarding this seminar, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to your attendance.
Please feel free to forward this invitation to those interested.
The aim of the Congress is to support the exchange of knowledge about the bio-economy in the non-food sector and to contribute to the establishment of a sustainable use of raw materials. Presentations will be made on successful bottomup concepts and current findings from research and practice concerning new green routes, biorefining and cascading use for special biomasses, biosubstrates and biomaterials. Companies will present eco-innovative product development.
From bugs to business: Unlocking the Bioeconomy in Europe
This event is the final conference of the BIO-TIC project, a Commission-funded Coordination and Support Action dedicated to overcoming challenges to industrial biotechnology in Europe. Despite its potential to help tackle some of todays global societal challenges such as climate change, dwindling fossil fuel resources and the need to switch to more sustainable and resource-efficient industrial processes, many hurdles to industrial biotechnology persist. These include:
- little availability and access to sustainable and competitively priced biomass
- limited access to public funding
- lack of incentives and policy drivers for industrial biotechnology products
- technological barriers including low yields and high scale up costs
- poor public awareness of products derived from industrial biotechnology processes and their associated advantages
From Bugs to Business will adress these hurdles with the launch of the BIO-TIC roadmap on how to drive the European industrial biotechnology sector. To learn more about BIO-TIC ahead of the conference, go to www.industrialbiotech-europe.eu
As announced in the 2015 Commission Work Programme, a new and more ambitious Circular Economy Package will be presented before the end of 2015. The package will lay out the green growth opportunities and build on the previous EU resource efficiency and innovation initiatives. To support the public consultation in collecting the views of stakeholders on the main policy options and measures explored for this initiative, the Commission is organizing this Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference on 25 June 2015.
The conference is open to all stakeholders wishing to contribute in shaping the European economy policy making. It will consist of a plenary session with keynotes from circular economy experts and business representatives, followed by a series of split-up sessions addressing specific factors of the circular economy, and it will be closed by a panel.
The European Commission also invites you to bring along examples of your own circular economy initiatives to share with others on the day. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Please note that attendance is free but registration is required.
What is the circular economy?
A circular economy is an economic model which aims at keeping the added value of products for as long as possible in the economic value chain and seeks to minimise residual waste. This means that resources stay longer within the economy, and when a given product has reached the end of its life, it can be productively used again.
Why a circular economy?
Global competition for resources is increasing while the concentration of supply of resources, particularity critical raw materials outside the EU, is making our industry and society dependent on imports and vulnerable to high prices, market volatility and political situation in supplying countries. Transition to a more circular economy will increase resource independence and, if accompanied by increased efficiency, it can promote competitiveness. This however requires changes throughout value chains, from extraction processes, material and product design and production processes to new business and market models, from new ways of turning waste into a resource to new modes of consumer behaviour. This implies also a need for innovation and investment not only in technologies, but also in organisation, society, finance methods and policies.
The BBI JU Info day session will take place from 09:00 to 12:30 in the Albert Borschette Conference Centre, 36 Rue Froissart, B-1040 Brussels.
What benefits does the Bio based Joint Undertaking offer you? What is included in the new Call? How can you apply for funding?
We invite you to the Info Day 2015 in Brussels on 26 June, to get first-hand information on this new EU funding instrument and to get the answers to these and many other questions.
The session will be from 09:00 to 12:30. In the afternoon, participants will have the possibility to do networking. For that, you can register to the BBI Partnering Platform.
The Info Day is organised by the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) to provide full information on the 2015 Call for Proposals.
Participation in the Info Day is free of charge but registration is compulsory.
You can register until 19 June 2015 via the BBI website. Please specify the organisation you belong to.
Applications will be considered on a “first come, first served” basis.
Group registrations are not possible and neither is it possible to register several persons with the same e-mail address.
If you wish to attend the conference please fill in the on-line registration.
The 2015 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, regarded as the ‘must attend event’ in the industry, is the largest international industrial biotech event. Taking place July 19-22 in Montréal, the conference will bring together 1,300+ leaders in advanced biofuels, biobased products and renewable chemicals. To learn more, visit bio.org/worldcongress and look for #BIOWC15! .
Following the success of the four International Conferences on Lignocellulosic Ethanol, the Directorate General for Energy of the European Commission is organising the 5th Conference in Brussels in close cooperation with the industry.
‘On Tuesdays, we talk about how to build our bioeconomies'
The FP7 project BERST is organizing a serie of webinars on how to build bioeconomies:
- 22 Sept : Ready to build a bioeconomy? - Register
- 29 Sept: Building a bioeconomy: agro push versus market pull and the role of launching customers - Register
- 6 Oct: What policies are used to build bioeconomies? - Register
- 14 Oct: “Wednesday” We meet at the BioEconomy Market Place in Brussels (17:30-19:30) - Register
- 20 Oct: Key enabling factors in bioeconomy development – biobased clusters - Register
The conference will aim to provide a forum for researchers, students and companies from all over the world to exchange up-to-date ideas and opinions on current research and new applications of biopolymers and biocomposites.
- get to know tools to strenghten your regional bioeconomy strategy
- get to know the bioeconomy policymakers andexperts
- get updated on bioeconomy trends and news,including European policy
MARKET PLACE - with stories from Madrid Biocluster, Biobased Delta, BioCampus Straubing, Bio Base Westland, Bioeconomy Slovenia, Bioeconomy in Western Macedonia, Bioeconomy in Central Finland. Tools for supporting bioeconomy development
Savez-vous que l’économie biobasée est déjà une réalité en Wallonie ?
Les industriels et les chercheurs des filières du bois, de l’agroalimentaire et de la chimie y travaillent déjà. La Wallonie a tous les atouts en termes de compétences, de ressources primaires et d’infrastructures.
Reste à lier tous ces atouts par une stratégie concertée pour revendiquer une place de leader dans l’univers du biobasé. Notamment en jetant des ponts entre ces secteurs qui n’ont pas l’habitude de collaborer.
The European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (EFIB) is the leading European event for biobased industries. In 2015, EFIB comes to SQUARE Brussels, Belgium from 27-29 October and is setup to surpass the resounding success of 2014 which attracted 700+ biobased professionals for 3 days of insightful presentations, enlightening workshops and networking. The conference gathers together the foremost representatives of Europe's biobased community, attracting an unrivalled calibre of speakers from across policy and business. In its 8th year, EFIB succeeds in providing engagement between policy makers, a broad range of stakeholders connected within the existing biobased value chain and seeks to reach out to new interlocutors.
The Bio-based Industries Consortium is partnering with the 2015 World Climate Summit which will take place on Sunday 6 December in Paris.
The World Climate Summit is the original global annual forum for business, finance, and government leaders during the UNFCCC COP21. It will take place at the Hotel Potocki in central Paris. It is an officially recognised event by the COP21 secretariat.
To support and complement the signing of a global deal on climate change, World Climate Ltd is working in collaboration with Sustania. Together, they will bring the 100 best sustainable solutions to COP21.
The Summit will provide opportunities to:
- Listen and learn from global leaders on business, finance, and policies
- Network and develop new businesses, funds, and projects across the public/private sectors
- Communicate and celebrate the top 100 solutions during the Sustainia Awards ceremony
IBioIC's second annual conference aims to attract over two hundred biobased professionals, academics and students from across the UK for this two day conference which is set to showcase and exemplify IBioIC’s current and future activities, and provide plentiful networking opportunities in the hope of facilitating further collaborations.
EU Energy Policy in the wake of COP 21
Under the patronage of the Euroeapn Parliament.
The 2nd EU Energy Summit titled EU Energy Policy in the Wake of COP21,
organised by Business Bridge Europe and the European Business Summit (EBS) will take place
in Brussels at the Egmont Palace on 23rd February 2016. The summit is targeted to a high-level
political and business audience and will cover key themes relevant to the energy sector following the COP21 in Paris.
Packaging Innovations 2016 is dedicated to bringing the packaging industry together to demonstrate new innovations, inspire developments and new approaches, and discover the latest trends and technologies. As the leading event in the UK, the show provides essential networking for all those involved in all aspects of packaging.
With specialist areas dedicated to providing opportunities for contract packers and manufacturers to promote their services at Contract Pack and new approaches to sustainability at Ecopack, this show has it all for those looking for the latest and most convenient ways to refresh and deliver excellent packaging.
Bringing you the latest on the new proposals for packaging and packaging waste
- Hear from the European Commission, MEPs and Councils Presidency
- Find out what everyone in the supply chain is doing and aiming to do in order to reduce packaging waste levels and bring about greater sustainability achievements
- Analyse developments in creating harmonised EPR schemes which commonly define rules and guidelines
- Find out what is being done to improve packaging design, functionality and marketing
- Hear from material providers, retailers, waste management consultancies, food manufacturers and packaging companies
The annual BIC Match Making Event takes place on 4 March next in the Diamant Conference Centre, Brussels. The specific focus for this event is the interaction between industry and non-industry members of BIC in preparation of the 2016 BBI call for proposals. Industry and universities, RTO, trade organisations, Technology Platforms, clusters and banks need to form effective consortia to submit successful proposals when the call is launched in April forthcoming.
The Match Making Event offers different kinds of meetings and working sessions to explore grounds for partnerships in consortia. This is an event exclusively for BIC members who need to register via the BIC Partnering section.
This Technical Mission is a unique occasion to gather institutions from the European and Latin American Innovation Ecosystems in parallel to the European Commission’s ‘Clusters go International’ event. The four day mission, which will include a half-day session in the European Parliament, will look to promote networking, sharing experiences and ultimately generate concrete partnerships, establishing the basis for the next two years actions in co-generation and opportunity development of technology-based business opportunities (TBBO).
For the 11th successive year WBM unites the leaders of the bio-based economy for a senior executive level conference. Bringing together core strategic decision makers, WBM hosts those actively pursuing the partnerships that shape the bio-based marketplace. From land to brand, via innovation, technology, finance and design, WBM truly connects the entire bioeconomy from upstream to downstream...
The Sustainability Summit 2016 will look at how short-termism dominates the global mind-set, with the need to achieve growth in the present often overshadowing critical preparations for our future. However the call for transformational, systemic change is growing louder as is the demand for a world in which our people and planet form the bottom-line of our economy. But what will serve to catalyse the shift in both policy and practice needed to bring about a sustainable future?
This workshop is aimed at private as well as public stakeholders involved in Circular Economy and will be an occasion to get a better understanding about practical tools to participate in the Investment Plan. The European Fund for Strategic Investment has a huge potential to contribute to the modernisation of the European companies but its success depends on the industrial participation. Experts from the European Commission and European Investment Bank will answer your questions, and company representatives will share their experiences in participating in the Investment Plan.
This conference aims to provide international major players from the bio-based building blocks, polymers and industrial biotechnology industries with an opportunity to present and discuss their latest developments and strategies. Representatives of political bodies and associations will also have their say alongside leading companies. The 9th International Conference on Bio-based Materials builds on successful previous conferences. 250 participants and 30 exhibitors mainly from industry are expected!
BioEconomyUtrecht2016, the fourth BioEconomy Stakeholders’ Conference, will be held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, under the auspices of the Dutch EU Presidency. This high – level European meeting is co-organised by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and by the European Commission.
Now in its 13th year, the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the largest industrial biotechnology event for industry leaders, investors, policy makers and academics in biofuels, biobased products and renewable chemicals. Please join us from April 17-20, 2016 in sunny San Diego for a week filled with high-level plenary and breakout sessions, One-on-One Partnering meetings, networking opportunities and more!
The aim of this meeting is to bring together researchers, material suppliers and end users in the areas of Industrial Biotechnology for Biocomposite production. Composite manufacturers have a desire to reduce their carbon footprint by substituting petrochemicals with biobased materials. They may also wish to exploit the different properties which may be achieved by the use of novel monomers or additives. Industrial biotechnologists need to meet customers to better understand the demands of the applications which could exploit their products.
Useful information about how to participate in BBI JU’s 2016 Call for proposals, including how to apply, tips and tricks on writing a proposal, BBI Call rules, and how to submit a proposal. More information on the 2016 Call topics can already be found in the 2016 Annual Work Plan.
Afternoon parallel sessions:
- Structured networking / brokerage session to help you expand your professional contacts;
- BBI JU and relevant stakeholders will have a dedicated area to answer individual queries related to BBI JU Call procedures and rules; to provide guidance on how to apply for funding; to offer information and advice on relevant local and national resources, networks and synergies between the BBI JU programme and other initiatives.
Registration and other information and will be published here soon.
For the second consecutive year, the GreenWin cluster, in partnership with Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, organize, on May 12th and 13th 2016, at the Senghor Auditorium Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, two days of international conferences on the theme "Green chemistry & White biotechnology ".
The aim of the conference is to make an inventory of innovative technologies and valuation approaches of green chemistry and white biotechnology activities in the world, to realize the sharing of knowledge and foster the creation of new research and development projects in the sector.
Bio-Based Chemicals Europe is set to be the must-attend event for the Bio-Based value-chain.
The 12th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Ghent, Belgium, from Monday May 30 until Wednesday June 1, 2016.
Delegates from university, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations and venture capital providers will present their views on industrial biotechnology, sustainable (green) chemistry and agricultural policy related to the use of renewable raw materials for non-food applications and energy supply.
The conference further aims at providing an overview of the scientific, technical, economic, environmental and social issues of renewable resources and biorefineries in order to give an impetus to the biobased economy and to present new developments in this area. The conference will provide a forum for leading political, corporate, academic and financial people to discuss recent developments and set up collaborations.
The three day international conference will consist of plenary lectures and oral presentations by international experts, a poster session and an exhibition. Companies and research organizations are offered the opportunity to organize a satellite symposium.
We expect to welcome about 400 international participants from over 30 countries.
ERRIN's (European Regions Research and Innovation Network) Bioeconomy Working Group is organising a Project Development Workshop on 31st May in Brussels 09.30-16.00 as a side event during Green Week.
The PDW will start with do’s and don’ts presentation and will be followed by six parallel project development sessions.
ERRIN has collected project ideas and will dedicate the parallel sessions to the following topics:
Note that you will only be able to attend one session as the workshops are running in parallel. There will be a networking lunch during the day with a potential participation from the European Commission.
The event is free of charge and open for the public, but registration is mandatory.
The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) is a world class annual event which, since 1980, is held at different venues throughout Europe.
The EUBCE covers the entire value chain of biomass to conduct business, network, and to present and discuss the latest developments and innovations, the vision is to educate the biomass community and to accelerate growth.
The EUBCE will host a dynamic international Exhibition for companies and research labs to showcase their latest products and bringing scientists, technologists and key players together with leading Biomass industries and organizations.
The Policy Conference is the most important European conference dedicated to sustainable energy policy issues. Sessions organised by the European Commission and energy stakeholders debate new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas, while networking events forge alliances. Awards for outstanding projects begin the week.
Welcome to the largest networking conference in the field of new production technologies, materials, nanotechnology, biotechnology and digitalisation in Europe, with more than 1.250 high level delegates. Industrial Technologies 2016 is a three days conference with a wide variety of plenary and interactive sessions, inspiring keynote speakers, case studies, eye-opening site visits and numerous opportunities to get in contact with new business partners.
The conference that brings together research, industry, education, finance and policy from manufacturing and process industry and technology domains from all over Europe to identify priorities that are crucial to strengthen the European industrial innovation ecosystem.
Industrial Technologies 2016 – Creating a Smart Europe is organized as an associated event of the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2016.
BioHorizon Brokerage Event in Brussels dedicated to Horizon 2020’s Societal Challenge 2 ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’.
- Sustainable food security – Resilient and resource-efficient value chains
- Blue growth – Demonstrating an ocean of opportunities
- Rural renaissance – Fostering innovation and business opportunities
- Bio-based innovation for sustainable goods and services – Supporting the development of a European bioeconomy
Hosted in connection with the European Commission’s Open Info Day, the objective of the BioHorizon Brokerage Event is to assist all stakeholder types to find the right project partners for the SC2 calls.
On the 29th of June, SCOT will have its closing conference. In it, we will present the Research and Development and the regulatory needs that SCOT has identified as levers for the development of CO2 Utilisation. The day will be split in two parts:
- In the morning, the CO2 recycling community will gather key industrial and academic players in order to discuss the SERIA and the next steps necessary to implement the Joint Action Plan.
- During the afternoon, we will discuss with European and regional policy makers what can be done from a policy perspective to allow the industrial deployment of these technologies. High-level ministerial exchanges on that matter will be promoted and members of the European committee will give their thoughts about the potential of CO2 transformation in the European industry.
The agenda of this meeting will be circulated in the coming months but do not forget to book the date in your calendar. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
On Wednesday 14 September 2016, Aarhus University will host the FACCE SURPLUS Kick-off Meeting, which is held along with an International Biorefining Seminar & Partnering Workshop taking place on Thursday September 15.
This event will gather participants from research and industry to foster collaboration within the frame of sustainable and resilient agriculture, including biorefining.
As biofuel producers, regulators and experts come together in Ghent to discuss the industry's transition to advanced biofuels, where will you be?
2 great networking tours now included in your delegate ticket!
With the 2 day conference focusing on the latest developments in biofuels policy, international biofuels trading, sustainability, solutions for first generation producers, progress in advanced biofuels and information on feedstock pricing and trends, it's a must attend industry event with many great networking opportunities.
For 2 days in September Bio-Based Live brings together high-level stakeholders to encourage bio-based innovation from the lab to the market by looking at process and technology. At the end of the show attendees will have a greater knowledge of the journey to commercialization. The show includes a dedicated program on process and technology for bio-based innovations, commercialization and efficiency of production, as well as a dedicated program on sustainable brands to understand how to communicate sustainability, drive product adoption changes and hear success stories.
BIC members receive a 20% discount.
The 14th European Week of Regions and Cities will focus on the challenges currently facing Europe's regions and cities. Building on the implementation cycle of EU cohesion policy programmes, the event will be aligned with the political priorities of the European Commission's and the European Committee of the Regions for 2016 and with the interests of the partner regions and cities.
Workshop on 11 October
- From bio- waste to bio-based products: the potential for regional innovation development. (code 11A26)
The FOOD 2030 high level event will provide a platform for dialogue that seeks to build on the political momentum for a coherent research and innovation policy framework for Food and Nutrition Security. The conference is an important step towards boosting future investment in research and innovation in support of impactful nutrition and food systems research breakthroughs, market-creating and open innovation, open science and multi-actor engagement, building of capacities and skills; and strengthening global collaboration for improved research policy alignment. FOOD 2030 will explore what is needed to transform and future-proof our food systems to be sustainable, resilient, competitive, diverse, responsible and performant in their provision of accessible, healthy and sustainable food and diets for all. Furthermore, FOOD 2030 will investigate how research and innovation systems can be scaled-up to better contribute to the above Food and Nutrition Security priorities.
EFIB is THE market leading annual event in Europe for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy. Industrial Biotechnology is currently worth €23 billion representing just 6% in sales of the overall worldwide chemicals market. However, it is significantly out-performing the overall chemicals market at an impressive 20% annual growth rate and has the potential to become the dominant technology of tomorrow’s chemicals industry, representing a huge future opportunity. Join us in Glasgow!
Bio-Based Consortium members receive an exclusive 15% discount on top of the ticket price.
Since 2009, the CLIB International Conference is the meeting place for the industrial biotechnology community. Being the first symposium of the year, it brings together international experts from all over the world in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The conference discusses technical, commercial and political implications of novel value chains based on innovative biotechnological processes and alternative feedstocks. A special emphasis will be given on the market demands for novel products and drop-in solutions.
Furthermore the conference will highlight the role of process integration to minimize costs and optimise performance. A dedicated session will deal with one of the unique selling points of biotechnology: how to efficiently produce highly functional and complex molecules.
The 2nd day of the conference focuses on highly dynamic markets like home & personal care, packaging & materials, as well as animal & plant health.
Now in its third year, IBioIC's annual conference returns for 2017 and is fast becoming the main 'go to' event for the biotech industry in Scotland. Attracting over 400 hundred bio-based professionals, academics and students from across the UK and Europe in 2016, this two day event aims to explore the potential for the industrial biotechnology's current and future activities in Scotland and further afield, whilst providing delegates with networking opportunities to drive new collaborations.
On Wednesday, 08 March 2017, CLIB will present its current project BioBase4SME with a forum under the title “Technology transfer in bioeconomy - bringing innovative methods from bench to market”.
This forum event aims to introduce innovative approaches in technology transfer for the bioeconomy, taking into account the specific requirements of life sciences. Therefore the forum will compare different approaches in Germany and the Netherlands and will not only focus on the transfer from lab to industry, but will also take a broader view on open innovation approaches to create favorable conditions to stimulate collaboration between companies.
This forum event is organised through the Interreg NWE project BioBase4SME which aims to further support the development of the biobased economy in North West Europe. In order to achieve this, BioBase4SME offers training, innovation biocamps, workshops, and innovation coupons worth up to 100.000 EUR. Please click here to access the project webpage.
On 22 March 2017 (09:30-16:00), the Flemish Department of Economy, Science & Innovation organises a workshop entitled ‘Bio-based industry in Flanders – What are our strengths and how can we strengthen our position in Europe’.
During the morning sessions, the status and future opportunities of the bio-based industry and economy in Flanders will be discussed. During the afternoon part of the workshop, presentations will be given by BIC (BBI JU’s private partner) and BBI JU representatives, and testimonies will be shared by Flemish organisations involved in BBI JU projects.
The registration is open until 15 March 2017, and the conference language will be Dutch
World Bio Markets returns to facilitate growth and commercialisation across the global bio-economy for the 12th successive year. Over 500 senior-level decision makers from the entire bio-based value chain descend on Amsterdam in search of the partnerships, biotech breakthroughs, investment opportunities and innovations that are poised to spearhead the bio-economy of tomorrow. WBM is designed to leave no stone unturned in showcasing the very latest projects and upcoming opportunities in the biofuel, bio-chemical, biomass power and bio-based product worlds. Across three days of dynamic content, a host of networking opportunities and a bespoke partnering platform, WBM equips you with the knowledge and connections to succeed in the bio-economy.
The Forum for the Future of Agriculture will mark its 10th year by renewing its commitment to catalyse and pursue ideas that drive sustainability from the farm to the dinner table. FFA2017 will extend a broad-based call to action; a call to focus on the practical issues of implementation; a call for leadership from all stakeholder groups, including a commitment to cooperation and collaboration, which will deliver comprehensive benefits throughout the value chain.
Kofi Annan and Ellen MacArthur are among many the high-level keynote speakers.
BIC & BBI JU will have a small booth at the event. Registration is free.
Plant Based Summit will launch its 4th edition in Lille, with an even sharpened positioning on the innovation, the co-development and its operational implementation for the necessary deployment of bio-based products. It will be the opportunity for the participants to contribute to the evolution of plant-based, green and sustainable chemistry!
The focus of the PBS 2017 Conference is to stimulate biobased products development through a market driven approach. The conference program intends to demonstrate how a higher uptake of biobased solutions in everyday products will benefit to consumers and meet their expectations.
Featuring Agnes van Ardenne, BIC Board member, President of Dutch Biorefinery Cluster as Keynote speaker: "Taking stock of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy"
On 28 April 2017, BBI JU will organise its fourth Open Info Day & Brokerage event in Brussels, following the official launch of the 2017 Call for proposals.
The Open Info Day brings potential applicants together and provides information and networking opportunities in time for the 2017 Call for proposals.
More information on the 2017 Call topics can be found here.
Want to get involved even sooner? BIC members benefit from a dedicated partnering event in February. More inforamtion on how to become a Member.
he 10th International Conference on Bio-based Materials is aimed at providing international major players from the bio-based building blocks, polymers and industrial biotechnology industries with an opportunity to present and discuss their latest developments and strategies. For the tenth year running, the Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year” will be granted to the young, innovative bio-based chemicals and materials industry for finding suitable applications and markets for bio-based products.
3rd edition of international conferences "Green chemistry and White biotechnology".
ERRIN Smart Cities and Bioeconomy working groups host a one-day bioeconomy event on 23rd May at the House of Dutch Provinces in Brussels. The aim of the event is to discuss the state of play of the bioeconomy sector, with particular attention to biochemical, polymers, composites, and bio-plastics.
Two congresses, one show. The 2nd annual Bio-Based Live congress, looks specificially at process innovation and technology that can ensure success along this journey. Optimising the process efficiency, driving innovation and reducing costs is key to creating competitive and sustainaible bio-based products. Increasing numbers of brands and retailers are beginning their sustainability journeys. Bio-based and green chemistry represents a new and important part of this. Bio-Based Live looks at the demand for green and bio-based products and how companies can begin their sustainable journey.
In recognition of the strategic importance of Horizon 2020 to the governments of Ireland and Northern Ireland and of the need to promote the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), InterTradeIreland, the Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs of Northern Ireland, the Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine of Ireland, the Marine Institute and the University College Dublin have partnered to hold an all-island networking and information event on the BBI JU Call for proposals 2017.
Researchers from academia and industry, large industries & SMEs, representative organisations, technology providers and local authorities & local action groups are invited to attend this conference and networking event, which will be held in University College Dublin, on 6 June, from 9.30 onwards.
Suzy Renckens, BICs Public Affairs Manager will introduce the Bio-based Industries Consortium, private partner in the BBI JU. Ana Ruiz, BBI JU Project Manager, will present the Call for proposals 2017, its conditions and rules for participation.
The event is free to attend. Registration is mandatory.
Would you like to know about the latest innovations and business opportunities in the European bioeconomy? Then you should join the 1st BioLinX Online Partnering/Brokerage Event, 8-9 June 2017.
You will ‘virtually’ meet stakeholders, IP owners and potential partners from all over Europe, discover innovations and technologies and have the opportunity to explore the possibilities for cooperation. The online brokerage event is organized by the BioLinX project partners. BioLinX is a H2020 project, with the goal to support FP7 and H2020 projects to commercialize their innovative ideas, and to connect them to new regional networks and markets (grant agreement No 65269).
Participation is free of charge – taking part is easy:
- Visit http://partnering.biolinx-project.eu, register, enter your profile and upload your cooperation requests today.
- Search in the list of participants, contact potential partners via the system.
- Meet on 8-9 June 2017 in secure online meeting rooms, learn about innovation offers, ask your questions and discuss cooperation opportunities.
The 2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology returns to Montreal, Canada July 23-27. We have a lot of exciting event enhancements this year including new session trackings, new partnering app and exciting evening events.
Top Reasons to Attend:
- Meet and network with 1,000 global business leaders, investors and policy makers.
- Attend education all week that covers the latest in Industrial Biotech including Synthetic Biology, Advanced Biofuels, Biobased Materials plus two new tracks on Flavors, Fragrances and Food Ingredients, as well as Agricultural Crop Technologies and Biomass Supply.
- Schedule targeted meetings using our BIO One-on-One Partnering System - partnering activity is at an all-time high and is open to all attendees.
- Experience and learn about the latest in technology and innovation in the Exhibit Hall and throughout the event.
Start-up, biobased businesses can benefit from fully funded, intensive business training for successful innovation.
The BioBase4SME project, co-financed by Europe’s Interreg NWE programme, is now providing start-up companies working in the bioeconomy with €7,000 worth of specialist training, fully funded by the project. An intensive, week-long Innovation Biocamp will give these companies the tools they need to commercialise their idea and grow their company. The training culminates in a live pitch to investors.
Start-up and spin-out, biobased companies based in the Interreg North West Europe area are encouraged to apply for their place on the Innovation Biocamp, which will take place in Yorkshire, UK from 23-28th July, 2017. The course includes a series of lectures from experts in key aspects of business growth, such as value propositions, business modelling, financing growth and risk management. Each lecture is followed by group exercises mediated by an experienced facilitator. Participants will then work with mentors to apply this learning to their own company.
Successful applicants will benefit from:
- mentoring sessions with successful business leaders and investors
- masterclasses from experts in finance, regulation, risk and opportunity
- live pitch to a panel of specialist investors, active in the sector
- peer-to-peer learning and networking with biobased companies from across NW Europe.
The deadline for applications for the Innovation Biocamp is 19 May 2017. More information on the Biocamp, including further details on the selection criteria and the application procedure can be found online.
The European Commission and the European Chemical Regions Network (ECRN) will organise the Final Conference of the European Sustainable Chemicals Support Service.
Six selected “model demonstrator regions” will discuss in an open platform with high level public and private authorities how to:
- encourage investments in European sustainable chemicals production that will contribute to the development of the circular economy
- contribute to the industry policy objective of raising the GDP share of manufacturing in Europe
- develop coherent policies, such as those related to circular and low carbon economy, industrial symbiosis as well as removing investment bottlenecks
- how to involve regions at EU level towards more competitive and sustainable chemical sectors
The European Biotech Week celebrates biotechnology, an innovative and vibrant sector launched by the discovery of the DNA molecule back in 1953.
The fifth edition of the European Biotech Week will take place from September 25 to October 1, 2017. Biotech National Associations, in collaboration with companies, academic and government institutions, science museums and the media, will organise events across Europe.
The BBI JU walking exhibition is an innovative and engaging way to show how everyday objects can have bio-based ingredients, and that the application of bio-based technologies offers new opportunities for developing the bio-economy in Europe. The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking is taking this unique show to the European Parliament, an exhibition conceived to guide guests through new, wondrous solutions for renewable raw materials and waste – clothes made of milk that cannot be used for consumption, cups made of used coffee waste, bikes made of flax fibres, dandelion flowers turned into tyres
PROGRESS, short for Priorities for Addressing Opportunities and Gaps of Industrial Biotechnology for an Efficient Use of Funding Resources, is a European Commission funded H2020 project for Industrial Biotechnology (IB) aiming to support and accelerate the deployment of IB in the EU industry by identifying high-value opportunities for IB and proposing actions to address them successfully. The final one-day conference brings together experts to discuss the current status and future of industrial biotechnology in Europe
The World Chemical Summit is a unique event that brings together high-level decision and policy makers, thought leaders and key influencers to discuss and debate the role of chemistry in providing solutions to societal challenges today and in the future. The World Chemical Summit is the global forum for the whole chemical industry and adjacent industries. The World Chemical Summit will focus on the themes of Energy, Water and Air, Food, Health, Resource Efficiency and the Digital Society, which together represent the biggest challenges facing society.
The Italian Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy (IFIB 2017) organized by Assobiotec - the Italian Association for the development of biotechnology which is part of Federchimica – together with Innovhub-SSI, the Italian Green Chemistry Cluster SPRING and Lazio Innova – aims to strengthen the bioeconomy network in the Euro-Mediterranean area and to promote partnerships. It focuses on policies, energy and biorefineries, bio-based industries, agro-food, life-sciences and includes a brokerage event and a bootcamp for Startups with a mentorship program and pitch sessions.
EFIB, the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy, organized by EuropaBio and Smithers Rapra is renowned by a global audience as the annual EU meeting place for business and policy on Industrial Biotech and the biobased economy.
This year's event is setup to surpass the success of the 2016 edition, which attracted 650 professionals from biobased industries to Glasgow for three jam-packed days of business essential presentations, enlightening workshops, a showcase theatre, PitchFest and one of the largest bioeconomy exhibitions in Europe.
EFIB 2017 will not only deliver a high-level agenda of decision makers from global biotechnology leaders, SMEs and consumer goods companies, but will also provide an increasingly productive networking environment, with all delegates receiving unlimited access to our 1-to-1 partnering tool.
BIC members can claim a 15% discount to attend. Just quote EFIB17BIC when registering online.
Meet, taste and experience Top of Holland and the European Capital of Culture Leeuwarden/Friesland 2018, during the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels. A unique event – the one and only cultural festival during the EU week of cities and regions!
During the programme some innovative highlights of The Northern Netherlands will be presented:
- Bio-based / Circular Economy
- Smart Cities
- Smart Energy and Water
- Agri / Food
Open to entrepreneurs active in the bioeconomy and based in Europe (preferably agro/agrowaste/ lignocel) and international/regional investors and corporations seeking investment and partnerships. Gain access to a free coaching session on VC-pitching on Day 1 and have the unique opportunity to present your business projects to an audience of experts and investors.
The Research Executive Agency (REA), the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) and the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) of the European Commission are co-organising an Info Week on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 (SC2) ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’. The usual SC2 Info Day on the new SC2 Work Programme for 2018-2020 and a related brokerage day will be complemented by two high level dissemination and policy events and a bioeconomy village highlighting SC2 projects and initiatives.
esib, the European Summit of Industrial Biotechnology provides an international platform for industrial biotechnology in multiple contexts. The second European Summit of Industrial Biotechnology (esib) focusses on "PRODUCTS & PRODUCTION" and not only discusses innovative scientific research, but also industrial needs and hopes as well as funding resources. New formats include „Pitch your Research“, „Scientific Storytelling“ and a B2B partnering event.
The Commission will present its review of the European Bioeconomy Strategy and Action Plan, documented as a Staff Working Document, and discuss its findings with stakeholders and policy makers. Furthermore, the European Bioeconomy Stakeholders Panel will present and discuss its Bioeconomy Manifesto, setting out a societal agenda for bioeconomy development. These discussions will reflect both on the experiences gained over the past four years with Bioeconomy Strategy and Action Plan, and on the possible need for new actions.
The European Bioeconomy Congress 2017 is a scientific and economic initiative in Poland, organized by the Marshall’s Office of Lodzkie Region, where representatives of the scientific world, business, self-government administration and state institutions can meet to discuss the challenges of bioeconomy. The project aims to support and develop entrepreneurship, promote the concept of bioeconomy and its development at the local level. The thematic scope is very broad and covers all sectors that produce, process or use natural resources and related services. Participation in the event is free.
The Bioeconomy course organized by the University of Oviedo and SERIDA is mainly aimed at researchers, technicians and managers of Public Administrations and Universities, as well as professionals of companies and any entity representative of the economic, social and environmental sectors, and Technology Centers/Platforms. Registration is free until full capacity.
PNO Consultants will gather the top innovators in bioeconomy for a 'Financing the Bioeconomy Innovations' event - BIOECONFIN 2017. The event will cover the topic of innovation development, project financing and funding, bioeconomy networks and trends, and European vision for bioeconomy.
The inaugural Stakeholder Forum is a one-day public event dedicated to engaging directly in dialogue with BBI JU’s stakeholders. The event will include plenary keynote speeches, high-level discussions with expert panels, thematic breakout sessions, with plenty of networking possibilities.
The agenda includes opening and closing keynote speeches from champions of the bio-based economy. In the plenary sessions key contributors will present their views on defining the roadmap for a bio-based Europe, the strategic context of the BBI initiative & achievements, lessons learned & sector development and rapporteur feedback.
Placing sustainability at the heart of the investment agenda
The 2017 Bioeconomy Investment Summit is a follow up of the Bioeconomy Investment Summit organised by the EU in 2015, and builds on the results of the Lodz Bioeconomy Congress and the Bratislava Bioeconomy Conference in 2016. The Summit discusses the potential the bioeconomy has to offer in building a sustainable future, and how to mobilize investments to unlock that potential.
The CLIB International Conference 2018 will be themed "10 years of CLIB: Clustering Science, Innovation, Business“.The conference discusses technical, commercial and political implications of novel value chains based on innovative biotechnological processes and alternative feedstocks with talks from Axxence, Capricorn, c-Lecta, Evonik, nova-Institut, Synvina, TH Köln and many more. The sessions will cover the topics: Bioeconomy 4.0; Electrifying Bioprocesses; More than just Feed; Accessing Nature’s Taste and Colours; Smart Coatings & Insulations.
IBioIC's annual conference has established itself as the ‘go to’ event for the biotech industry in Scotland. This two day event attracted over 400 bio-based professionals, academics and students from across the UK and Europe in 2017, and 2018’s event is set to be even bigger.
IBioIC's annual conference has established itself as the ‘go to’ event for the biotech industry in Scotland. This two day event attracted over 400 biobased professionals, academics and students from across the UK and Europe in 2017, and 2018’s event is set to be even bigger.
In June 2017, ERDF Flanders and Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant signed an agreement for an investment of €9,36 million within the framework of the IMPACT project. This investment is used to build up new research infrastructure specifically for gas fermentation and Down-Stream Processing and is financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Flanders, the Province of East-Flanders, the City of Ghent and the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant.
ECO-BIO 2018 will bring together representatives from both academia and industry to highlight progress and recent developments and the necessary steps to make the biobased economy a reality. Taking place over two and a half days, ECO-BIO 2018 will comprise plenary talks and forum discussions, parallel sessions, posters and an exhibition together with optional company visits. Abstracts are invited for oral and poster contributions by 23 October 2017.
ECO-BIO 2018 will bring together representatives from both academia and industry to highlight progress and recent developments and the necessary steps to make the biobased economy a reality. Taking place over two and a half days, ECO-BIO 2018 will comprise plenary talks and forum discussions, parallel sessions, posters and an exhibition together with optional company visits. Abstracts are invited for oral and poster contributions by 23 October 2017.
BIC partners with IAR for BIOKET 2018, the Global Conference dedicated to Processes and Technologies applied to Biomass.
What to expect: Pre-event BBI & Bioeconomy’s EU project Information and Brokerage event; pre-event Innovation Tours: De Dietrich Zinswiller’s & Tereos Marckolsheim's sites; two full days of inspiring and technological presentations; exhibit and sponsorship opportunities: promote your technology and expertise to a large audience; networking and business matchmaking: expand your network and build new partnerships with the international key players and experts of the sector.
BIC members benefit from a special 15% discounted price with the code BIC_15 (Reserved for BIC members only – this code cannot be combined with IAR members pricing)
In the context of Industry 4.0, the circular economy and the need for an optimal valorization of renewable resources, the BIOKET (bioeconomy key enabling technologies) conference, organized by IAR – the French Bioeconomy Cluster, is dedicated to bio-based solutions and processes, tackling technological, economic and environmental challenges of the Bioeconomy, will focus on innovation in processes for biomass conversion using emerging technologies, minimizing waste production and optimizing economics of the overall OPEX.
Joint Undertakings (JUs) were established for the efficient execution of EU research, technological development and demonstration programmes, as well as setting up, in particular, public-private partnership bodies to integrate industrial research in specific areas. JUs adopt their own research agendas and award funding mainly on the basis of open calls for proposals. The main actors and members of the JUs are typically industry, the European Commission and other bodies (e.g. regional governments). The BBI JU is one of the 3 JU’s that will be (re)presented. This workshop is a part of the "Stairway to Excellence" Preparatory Action and will take place on the 7th of March 2018 in Brussels.
Stakeholders from across Europe will gather to share interests, concerns and solutions to these challenges. There will be a series of in-depth discussions and round tables on both the CIRC-PACK approach and issues such as legislative barriers to recycling bio-based plastics. Hosted by French plastics engineering cluster Plastipolis, the stakeholder dialogue will present the CIRC-PACK project, one of the EU’s latest innovation drives for a more sustainable plastics sector.
CIRC-PACK is aiming to decouple plastics from fossil fuels by producing breakthrough biodegradable plastics with alternative bio-based raw material. It is also innovating its way to new “eco-design” packaging – which means better recycling of tough-to-manage packaging products
The conference “Innovation in the bioeconomy: overcoming barriers for sustainable bio-based products and biofuels” organised by Greenovate! will present the results of the 3-year research ButaNexT project, which made the process to produce bio-butanol cheaper and less energy-consuming.
The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking Annual Info Day takes place on 17 April 2018 in Brussels. The aim of the event is to bring together potential participants interested in the BBI JU 2018 Call for proposals. The morning sessions will provide information about the BBI JU initiative and all aspects of the Call process. Details of the 2018 Call topics as well as more information on the event are available on the BBI JU website.
The afternoon will provide an opportunity for participants to hold face-to-face meetings that can be scheduled as of 8th of March using the professional/corporate profile in the BBI JU Partnering Platform.
Registration for the event is free but obligatory and needs to be completed using the electronic registration tool. Places will be offered on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis. The registration will close on 10 April at 17.00.
Pilots4U aims to set up one very visible and easily accessible network of open access pilot and multipurpose demonstration infrastructures for the bioeconomy. The background and mission of the open access facilities included in the network is quite divers (technology centre, private company, university…), hence various cooperation models with respect to innovation approach and intellectual property rights exist.
This workshop will present and discuss different open access cooperation models and highlight common agreements regarding Intellectual property rights
Following the success of the 2015 edition, the German Bioeconomy Council, with the support of German Government (Federal Ministry for Education and Research, BMBF), will organize a second Global Bioeconomy Summit.
Following the success of the 2015 edition, the German Bioeconomy Council, with the support of German Government (Federal Ministry for Education and Research, BMBF), will organize a second Global Bioeconomy Summit.
The GBS2018 will provide 14 expert workshops dealing with topics considered by international bioeconomy stakeholders as highly important and emerging. GBS2018 is fully booked with 700 registrations.
Following the success of its previous editions, ACI’s 8th European Algae Industry Summit (25-26 April, 2018 – Vienna, Austria) will explore the ongoing developments of the algae industry. With insights from key industry players, the conference will address both the technical and commercial aspects of algae production and its end-uses, in Europe and across the globe.
This edition of the summit will highlight different case studies on the various uses & products made from algae, during dedicated sessions.
The two day event will also propose an in-depth look into the technologies supporting the industry. The participants will also have the chance to discuss how to keep the industry thriving as a whole, through best practices & lessons learnt, as well as ensuring sustainability.
Join us in Vienna for a highly interactive & informative conference, whilst enjoying the networking opportunities with your peers.
Exclusive Site Visit
On the afternoon of Tuesday 24th April, a limited group of attendees will have the opportunity to visit the Ecoduna “Hanging Gardens” Plant
This webinar aims at providing: A general overview of the way in which the drafting and negotiation of consortium agreements should be addressed in H2020, with a focus on IP provisions.
- After the training, participants should be able to answer the following main questions:
- What is a consortium agreement?
- When should the consortium agreement be signed, and by whom?
- What model consortium agreements are available, and for what types of projects?
- What issues should a consortium agreement deal with?
- Regarding IP: which GA rules should not be contradicted by the CA?
- Regarding IP: what are the areas in which GA rules leave flexibility for the CA?
- Regarding IP: how to use the CA as a tool: examples of clauses to add to your draft
This event is aimed at companies and research organisations that are interested in European Support for Bio-based Industries (BBI) and who wish to work with European counterparts in collaborative research and innovation projects. The morning session will highlight information about the 2018 support from the BBI Joint Undertaking and the afternoon will be highly participative in support of consortia building and proposal development. Due to limited spaces, an Expression of Interest scheme is being operated.
The 11th International Conference on Bio-based Materials is aimed at providing international major players from the bio-based building blocks, polymers and industrial biotechnology industries with an opportunity to present and discuss their latest developments and strategies.
EURACTIV workshop, supported by CEPI, to examine where the bioeconomy and circular economy connect, and how synergies can be further developed. Questions will include:
- How can the bioeconomy contribute to the circular economy?
- How does circularity contribute to the bioeconomy?
- Will the bioeconomy promote further investment in environmental research, innovation and skills?
- What should be in the Commission communication on the update of the Bioeconomy Strategy?
SmartCHEM summit 2018, a partner event to the EU Green Week, presents the latest innovations in bio-based production and solutions for creating new businesses from side-streams. The event gathers industry, growth companies, experts and academics from Finland and Europe. After the event, IBC Finland organizes a Hackathon together with the BBI JU BiOpen project, to which all seminar attendees are warmly welcome to discuss sustainable solutions under several theme tables.
Solutions through innovation – What role for the bioeconomy in the next MFF? The European Union is at a crossroad. While it needs to define the allocation of its financial resources and overarching priorities beyond 2020, a number of undertakings initiated under the current term will also extend and develop over the next one. On 22 May 2018, Miapetra Kumpula-Natri MEP, Chair of the “Bioeconomy” Working Group of the European Parliament Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development” is hosting an event in the European Parliament. The event, supported by the European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA), will discuss funding for the bioeconomy under the MFF.
Launch of 2 new BBI projects in Lower Austria: SUSBIND and SUSFERT: around €10 million will be granted to new industry driven projects funded by the BBI-JU and coordinated by RTDS_Group.
The overall objective of the SUSBIND project is to produce and test, in an industrially relevant environment, bio-based binders as alternative to formaldehyde-based binder currently used in the production of wood-based panel board (abbreviated as wood board). The €5.4 million worth project is going to be a collaborative effort of 11 partners, including IKEA, Cargill, Valbopan and TU Dresden and will last 4 years. SUSFERT addresses the massive usage of mineral fertilisers in EU agriculture, which are largely based on non-renewable resources, but are required in intensive crop production for meeting demands for food and feed. SUSFERT total project cost is €9.7 million over the 5 years of collaborative work among 11 partners including AGRANA, Sappi, Austrian Institute of Technology, BOKU Vienna and ACIES Bio.
Promoted by the BIOWAYS, STAR-ProBio, BIOVOICES and EXCornsEED Projects, funded by the European Commission, the BIOECONOMY VILLAGE aims to raise awareness among the public (especially students), improve knowledge about bio-based products and promote the applications and the benefits of bioeconomy, circular economy and sustainability, fostering dialogue, discussion and sharing between the general public, researchers and companies.
This information day is the opportunity for attendees to get some insight into the Societal Challenge 2 calls for proposals of Horizon 2020, for the Work Programme of 2019, covering Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy.
This Info Day targets potential applicants of the three upcoming calls for proposals published under the Societal Challenge 2 Work Programme for 2018- 2020:
- Sustainable Food Security
- Blue Growth
- Rural Renaissance
In cooperation with European Compost Network, Municipal Waste Europe and EUROCITIES, the Urban Agenda Partnership on Circular Economy is organizing an EU Policy workshop to foster the discussion between the European Commission, urban settlements and stakeholders with regard to the important role of biowaste in the circular economy.
The European Commission's Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, the Bulgarian EU Presidency and the Municipality of Burgas will host the annual European Maritime Day Conference. Thematic stakeholder workshops are at the core of the conference. The EMD exhibition space is an ideal place for stakeholders to meet, exchange experience and discuss the latest developments.
New, high-growth, bio-based businesses can benefit from an intensive, week-long course giving them the tools they need to commercialise their idea and their company. Includes follow-on coaching for a year after the workshop. This event is part of the EU-funded project BioBase4SME and builds on last year’s successful Biocamp.
1-1 mentoring sessions with successful business leaders and investors
masterclasses from experts in finance, regulation, risk and opportunity
live pitch to a panel of specialist investors, active in the sector
peer-to-peer learning and networking with bio-based companies from across NW Europe
BioBase4SME is organizing its 2nd edition of the Bio innovation camp. This biocamp comprises a week of intensive training, mentoring and peer to peer learning, culminating in a pitch to a panel of specialist investors. The Biocamp is free of charge to successful applicants!
SMEs can apply now for €7000 worth of fully funded, specialist training during this intensive, week-long course to help to commercialise ideas and grow the company.
The conference serves as a platform to present and discuss the considerations emerging from the study “Bioeconomy: Support to Policy for Research and Innovation”.
The objective of the study is to provide a range of new information and analyses on three distinct but related topics comprising: 1. Full Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of case studies comparing bio-based with fossil based products; 2. EU success stories, with insights on the bio-based sector and the investment potential it offers; 3. Top emerging bio-based products, their properties and industrial applications. The study should enable policymakers, investors, the scientific community, primary producers, business enterprises and other stakeholders to make more informed decisions about innovative bio-based products.
BIC is partnering with the European Bio Economy Venture Forum, hosted by Agro Business Park. The Forum aims to support the world-wide efforts towards a circular economy. The role of entrepreneurs, industry and investors is essential to the successful development of a knowledge-driven economy in the Bio Economy sector and the European Bio Economy Venture Forum will offer a unique platform for stakeholders to exchange knowledge and build long lasting business cooperation.
Specific call to BIC’s SME members and members from SME Clusters, who are invited to participate!
- Coaching Sessions: on 6 June (selected companies will dry-run their pitches)
- Networking evening & Dinner: on 6 June (for investors, entrepreneurs and industry players)
- Forum: on 7 June emerging companies will pitch in front of investors, keynote speakers, panel discussions, and plenty of networking opportunities, including One2One meetings.
The DEADLINE for applications is 20 April 2018
This event in the European Parliament, supported by the National Research Council of Italy, aims at debating on the relevance of bio-economy in the European scenario, in particular addressing the role of Science &Technology in fulfilling the societal needs mitigating the risks which possibly arise from a new way to intend economy.
Speakers and panelists will be invited to discuss different visions, roles and impacts of bio-economy. In particular, the debate will address the role of EU institutions, Member States, industry, research and civil society in shaping the future towards a nature- based society.
The event will be attended by Commissioner Phil Hogan, MEP Patrizia Toia and MEP Simona Bonafè.
The next CLIB2021 forum is specially designed for start-ups with the maxim “The secret of getting ahead is getting started” (Mark Twain) organised as part of the Interreg North-West Europe project “BioBase4SME”. Experienced experts will give presentations on relevant topics prior to a panel discussion on the different foundation phases.
This event is aimed at companies and research organisations that are interested in European Support for Bio-based Industries (BBI) and who wish to work with European counterparts in collaborative research and innovation projects. Due to limited spaces, an Expression of Interest scheme is being operated. Registration deadline: 8 June
The BioHorizon brokerage event will target a wide spectrum of companies, universities, 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 will cover all of the Horizon 2020 SC2 and KET-B calls for 2019.
- Sustainable food security – Resilient and resource-efficient value chains
- Blue growth – Demonstrating an ocean of opportunities
- Rural renaissance – Fostering innovation and business opportunities
BioHorizon invites researchers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders to submit flash presentations for a chance to present their project idea addressing one of the topics contained in the 2019 work programme.
Final Conference of the EU-Project AGRIFORVALOR about the valorization potential of sidestreams from the forestry and agricultural sector for a sustainable bioeconomy.
Highlights of the conference:
- Innovative interaction with high level representatives from policy and the (bio) economy community
- Presentation of the awarded virtual Sidestream Value Tool
- Input for enabling multi-actor networks to valorize biomass sidestreams
- Input for an European Research & Innovation Agenda
- Best Business Model Awarding Ceremony
- Social networkings
The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology provides a unique forum for business executives, government officials, academic researchers and industry leaders to share the latest advances in renewable chemicals, synthetic biology, enzymes, food ingredients, biofuels, algae and more. As a valued industry supporter, BIO is offering BIC members the opportunity to lock in a significant discount on Full Conference registration for the 2018 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. BIC members receive a 20% discount
The first World BioEconomy Forum – The BioEconomy celebrates nature - will be held in Ruka, Finland. World BioEconomy Forum seeks to inspire public and private sector bioeconomy stakeholders to explore innovative ways of harnessing the unique bio-resources of Europe’s northern region in pursuit of a sustainable and economically meaningful northern bioeconomy. The Forum will gather prominent stakeholders in the worldwide bioeconomy for roundtable talks and showcases of biodiversity in practice in the middle of the forest.
World BioEconomy Forum offers a chance to shape the future of the evolving Bioeconomy: the opportunity to work together now and take actions to set a wider example on how to deliver a sustainable future.
The program is based on themes that will be covered in panel sessions.
- Biostrategies are evolving
- Forests mitigating climate change
- Evolving value chains based on bio-feedstock
- Circular Bioeconomy – minimizing losses
- In the middle of the forest – tourism and forest industry head to head
There will also be a practical field trip to Finnish boreal forest to see in practice how wood is harvested and how forests are renewed. This has been a practice in Finland for decades resulting in all time high growth rates and most healthy forests among boreal zone.
BIC will be present with a small booth.
European Biotech Week is an annual celebration of biotechnology through events and public outreach activities taking place across Europe. The initiative stems from the passion of those involved in biotech to discuss, communicate and share knowledge with the public at large about the incredible discoveries, benefits and potential offered by the application of this technology. The driving force behind the initiative is the National Biotech Associations Council of EuropaBio, the Brussels-based European Association for Bioindustries.
For the successful fermentation process, an ideal combination of complex, diverse and highly specific techniques are necessary and everything has to be perfectly adapted to the appropriate microorganisms. Aerobic or anaerobic conditions, different media ingredients like salts or sugars, temperature and stirring – all these factors need to be optimised towards high yields of target products. Possible ways to achieve large amounts of pure products like up-scaling, online analytics and tailor-made downstream processing will be presented at the next CLIB event. In cooperation with Lonza, the event “Fermentation and downstream processing of high-performance ingredients” will highlight fermentation and DSP factors and will give the participants the chance to expand their knowledge and to discuss with experts. Free of charge.
By bringing thermoplastic properties to cellulose, it is possible to prepare high quality materials that can be converted into, for instance, plastics for everyday applications, packaging materials, composites and textiles.
In this webinar, VTT will be releasing its latest results in cellulose-based thermoplastics development. Join us to learn about how thermoplastic cellulose esters are transforming the industry.
Key learning objectives:
- Learn about the commercial trends and drivers for cellulose-based thermoplastics
- Insight into the patent landscape and R&D direction for cellulose-based thermoplastics
- Learn about these cellulose-based plastics and their material properties
- How will thermoplastic cellulose esters transform the fossil-based plastic industry
The new conference “Revolution in Food and Biomass Production” (REFAB) will showcase leading solution approaches from the wide range of the following topics:
- Precision farming, robotics, drones and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Alternative protein sources – insects, bacteria, artificial meat and CO2 utilization
- Biostimulants – nitrogen fixation, mycorrhiza, biopesticides
- Mariculture or marine farming, algae and aquaculture
- Future of organic and smallholder farming
- Biotechnology and Biorefineries
- Improved plant varieties for the future
- Agriculture under extreme conditions and in combination with solar energy
- Home, urban and vertical farming
30% Early Bird Discount for registration by end of July.
Hosted by MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Chair of the “Bioeconomy” Working Group of the EP Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development”
Background: Across Europe, innovative companies are growing the bio-based economy, helping create jobs, spurring research and improving people’s lives. From planet-friendly bioplastics to new food ingredients, renewable energy solutions to sustainably produced chemicals, bioeconomy industries represent a resource-efficient and largely waste-free use of Europe’s renewable raw materials. This breakfast event will spotlight several European bioeconomy players who have moved beyond research and are already helping create a truly circular economy.
This event is co-organized with EUBA (European Bioeconomy Alliance) and ERRIN (European Regions Research and Innovation Network). As part of the event, Stephen Webb (RTDS Group, Austria) will present Susfert and Susbind, two EU projects funded under the Bio-Based Industries JU. Franc Bogovič will kindly introduce.
Every year, almost 160 tonnes of agricultural and industrial by-products are wasted in Spain according to its national Bioeconomy Strategy. The untapped potential of these sustainable biomass resources can be exploited by Spanish industry to develop innovative and fossil fuel free products, leading the way to a circular bioeconomy scenario. The event will be the chance for industry professionals, researchers and decision makers to discover the process developed within the BBI JU BIOrescue project to exploit the potential of unused biomass in the mushroom industry. In addition, biorefinery experts will unveil the innovative products created through the new process, presenting their market applications and potential. During the workshop, participants will also be invited to discuss opportunities to close the loop in the Spanish bioeconomy sector, as well as new standards for sustainable bio-based products.
At the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Bioeconomy (EFIB), delegates are provided with an update on the status and outlook of bio-based industries. EFIB fosters engagement between policy makers, a broad range of stakeholders connected with the existing bio-based value chain and seeks to reach out to, and include, new interlocutors. NEW: For the first time, the START-UP VILLAGE @EFIB offers young founders who are active in industrial biotechnology and bioeconomy strong visibility among the international attendees, representing sector stakeholders.
BIC members receive a 15 % discount
This year, the traditional Paper Week evolves and becomes Paper & Beyond show the potential of the industry to transform itself and become a strong player in the bioeconomy.
CEPI, the organiser of Paper & Beyond, is the pan-European association representing the forest fibre and paper industry.
From forest fibre technology to advance paper design the industry currently invests 5.5 billion annually and is a leader of the low carbon circular bioeconomy transition. CEPI’s 2050 ‘Investment Roadmap’ outlines the industry’s vision to advance this transformation in Europe through value creation and decarbonisation.
The ‘PROVIDES final conference’ is included as Technology Session of the Paper and Beyond conference. PROVIDES is a research and innovation project (RIA) funded by the Biobased Industries Joint Undertaking. It aims to develop Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES) to be used in a new, sustainable and techno-economically feasible pulping technology for wood and agro-based lignocellulose raw materials.
The ‘PROVIDES final conference’ is included as Technology Session of the annual ‘Paper and Beyond conference’, organised by CEPI. PROVIDES is a research and innovation project (RIA) funded by the Biobased Industries Joint Undertaking. It aims to develop Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES) to be used in a new, sustainable and techno-economically feasible pulping technology for wood and agro-based lignocellulose raw materials. http://www.providespaper.eu
SusChem’s vision is for a competitive and innovative Europe where Sustainable Chemistry, Biotechnology and enabling Digital technologies respond to Societal challenges by providing Sustainable solutions.
This Brokerage Event is an opportunity to meet stakeholders from the large industry, academia, research organisations (RTOs), SMEs and startups* to build consortia and submit project proposals targeting the 2019 and 2020 calls of Horizon 2020.
The emerging bioeconomy is moving from research niche to market norm and Europe needs to maintain its current global leadership. The update of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy is a major European Commission wide policy initiative which will be presented and discussed during the Bioeconomy Conference on October 22, in Brussels, Charlemagne building. The high level conference will celebrate the launch of the updated EU Bioeconomy Strategy and action plan to enhance the transition in a changed EU policy context and towards a new environmental, social and economic reality. It will also set the scene for the start of the discussion about synergetic actions across different priority areas. Registration will be opened early September.
VTT and RISE Bioeconomy have announced date and venue of the 8th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference. Abstracts for oral presentation or poster presentation should be submitted by 15th February and by 29th March by respectively.
Starch Europe’s annual conference will take place on the theme “Innovating Together for a sustainable Food System: Meeting tomorrow’s demands on our agricultural resources”.
Ongoing policy discussions around, inter alia, Food2030, CAP Reform, the EU Bioeconomy Strategy, and the EU Protein Plan, stress the importance of a multi-stakeholder approach to achieving a climate-smart, environmentally sound and sustainable food system.
At this year’s conference, Starch Europe is seeking to facilitate the debate on how continuous innovation helps achieve these goals, and the contributions of the starch industry in particular.
The ‘Pitch perfect and boost the European bio-economy’ event is a one-day event of intense cross-border matchmaking and networking, with the aim to create new partnerships for the future and the further development of innovative, cross-border and cross-sectoral industrial value chains in the bio-based economy.
BIOKET 2020 has an inspiring and targeted conference program which will tackle topics such as advanced and innovative biomass pretreatment; technologies for biomass conversion and functionalisation; extraction, separation and purification of biomass; process modelisation and analytical methods and tools; innovative tools; design of bioprocesses, advanced fermentation.
The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is a transformative event, bringing together business executives, government officials, and academic researchers from around the world to share expert insight on policy issues and new technologies to help create a more sustainable planet.
EFIB 2019 covers the future of materials, food and feed, industrial processes in three major tracks on conference day 1 of the conference. On conference day 2 further topics include the usage of novel feedstocks such as CO2 or waste as a resource for bio-based processes. The dynamic political landscape from Brexit in UK to the growing innovation power of China will be discussed as well in an own track on global bioeconomies. A plenary session on Day 2 will also discuss the challenge of establishing a sustainable financing environment and of integrating industrial biotechnology and bioeconomy companies in financial categories which try to map sustainable businesses.
The BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2019 will bring together the bio-based industries community and facilitate open discussion on the impact, achievements and strategic direction of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) programme, as well as the latest developments in the bio-based industries sector.
BBI JU will present a comprehensive programme of high-level speakers, who will present their ideas through inspiring keynote speeches, pertinent panel discussions and parallel sessions. There will be also networking opportunities and a project exhibition where 100 granted projects will present their work. Bringing projects together in one venue with other BBI JU stakeholders, will facilitate the exchange of ideas and best practices.
We welcome all our stakeholders: industry, SMEs, academia, research organisations and policymakers, opinion leaders, EU community, BBI JU projects’ participants and bio-based industries community as a whole.
The event will take place at the Egg Congress and Meeting Center in Brussels.
Learn more about the event here
The 2020 edition of the BIC Matchmaking Event will take place on 13 February in Brussels, Belgium. The Matchmaking Event is open to BIC members only (full & associate members).
BIC members can now register for this event by logging into the BIC member area here. We encourage interested members to also block this date in your agenda.
For a taster of what to expect, check out our snapshot video from the 2019 edition of the BIC Matchmaking event!
The seventh BBI JU Info Day will now take place on 22 April 2020 as a virtual event only, due to safety and health considerations for all participants during the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
The BBI JU apologises for the inconvenience that may result from this unexpected change. If you already booked your transport and stay in Brussels, please cancel them since there will be no opportunity to attend the event physically. The sessions will be broadcast via web streaming and networking and one-to-one meetings will still be fundamental parts of the agenda, but only in a virtual form.
The virtual format will focus on the 2020 Call for proposals. Moreover, we have expanded the online networking opportunities throughout the event and will ensure interactive Q&A sessions.
➡️ Learn more on the BBI JU's website here: www.bbi-europe.eu/events/bbi-ju-info-day-2020
The workshop is part of the web conference Industrial R&D: Europe first? organised byb Science Business and will take place on 8 September 2020. The conference will bring together national ministers, EU officials, industry executives and researchers to discuss how to bring industry back to Europe in the post-COVID-19 era, as well as to measure the impact that the ‘Europe first’ policies may have on companies headquartered in Europe and multinationals with operations in Europe. Circular economy and sustainable industries will be at the heart of the discussion.
The workshop seeks to formalise recommendations to the European Commission and Member State policymakers on bio-based industries's contribution to a circular and sustainable green recovery of Europe.
Registration for this workshop: https://sciencebusiness.net/events/industrial-rd-europe-first. A fee of 45 EUR is charged for entry to the workshop and also provides access to the B2B platform.
We encourage BIC members to register early as the workshop is limted to 30 persons.
The World BioEconomy Forum is based on the idea that there needs to be a global platform for Circular Bioeconomy stakeholders to get together, exchange views and come up with a joint agenda on this increasingly important topic.
The Forum aims at putting the rapidly evolving Circular Bioeconomy center-stage by providing a platform to communicate strategies, provide vital information and share business ideas and opportunities with decision makers, regulators, industry leaders, civil societies and all stakeholders of the Circular Bioeconomy.
On 6 October, during the online Synergy Label Award Ceremony open event, BBI JU will award the Synergy Label to nine project proposals from the 2019 Call for proposals. Join us and discover the awarded project proposals. There is no registration; you only need to connect on 6 October at 14.30.
These are proposals that had high enough scores to receive funding but did not get it due to budget limits. It will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the possible funding sources available after submitting a project proposal to a BBI JU call for proposals. With the Synergy Label recognition, BBI JU aims to boost funding opportunities for these projects and help to advance the green recovery.
In this award ceremony, web-streamed via BBI JU Youtube and Twitter channels, several funding organisations that have partnered with BBI JU via Memoranda of Understanding will present additional funding opportunities. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Circular Bioeconomy Fund (ECBF) will explain how these proposals may apply for their funding schemes, through the recognition given by this label. The awarded proposals will also have the chance to make a pitch presentation about their projects plans and the impact of potential additional funding sources.
The BBI JU Synergy Label is a pilot initiative that recognises the value and excellence of Innovation Actions (Demonstration Actions and Flagship Actions) proposals submitted to the BBI JU Call for proposals and qualified above the quality threshold. The label recognises the excellence of these proposals and boosts the reputation of the applicant organisations, thus making easier their access to alternative funding sources (programmes at the EU, Member State or regional level, international funds, etc.).
This year, the BBI JU Synergy Label will be awarded to nine proposals from the 2019 Call for proposals: AlgaeCoop, BIOSUSTAIN, BLOOM, FUNgredients, GIANT, NutWAVE, RAWHEALTHURE, RISING and Up4Value.
BIC has teamed up with the new European Circular Bioeconomy Fund (ECBF) to host a webinar on Friday, 9 October (10:00 - 11.00 CET). This webinar will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to learn how to access ECBF finance for bio-based investment and will provide an insight into the first ECBF-financed projects.
Registration is open to BIC industry members only in the member area. You can register now by logging into the BIC member area and entering the 'Industry members room' (top left of homepage):
If you are not yet a BIC industry member, you can learn more about the full range of our services here: www.biconsortium.eu/membership/benefits.
The next edition of the annual BIC industry networking event, now called BioSYNERGISE, will take place online on Tuesday, 20 October (9:00 - 18:00 CET). BioSYNERGISE is the annual business-to-business event exclusively for BIC industry members. This unique networking event seeks to connect various sectors of the bio-based industry with the goal of fostering new synergies and stimulating new, innovative collaborations vital to the success of the bioeconomy.
You can register now by logging into the BIC member area here: bio-based.link/BioSYNERGISE-2020. If you experience difficulties logging in or require login details for a colleague, you may contact Cathy Tavernier at email@example.com.
BioSYNERGISE will be held online to ensure the health and safety of all participants, in view of the current situation concerning the COVID-19 outbreak. This third edition of the industry networking event will also offer even more networking opportunities to help our members stay connected during these exceptional times.
A draft overview of the agenda (timings subject to change) is now available in the member area. This year we are providing members the opportunity to vote for their preferred agenda topics.
Not yet a BIC industry member?
You can still participate in BioSYNERGISE 2020 by becoming a member of one of Europe's largest and most diverse organisations led by the bio-based industy and benefit from a wide range of other services: biconsortium.eu/membership/benefits
Deadline for interested applicants to apply: Wednesday, 30 September 2020. Sign up in time and join leaders from the across the bio-based industry for BIOSYNERGISE 2020! biconsortium.eu/membership/join-us
There is vast untapped potential for valorising bio-waste in Europe. EU policies such as the new Waste Framework Directive (WFD), which mandates bio-waste collection from 1 January 2024 onwards, seeks to support this. The European Green Deal aims to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy, and reduce food loss and waste
But how big is the potential? And how can it be untapped?
In 2020, BIC has teamed up with Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) to produce a first-of-its-kind report estimating the current and future availability of bio-waste in the EU-27. The full report has been published including country-speciﬁc factsheets (for the EU-27, the United Kingdom and Norway).
Now, together with EU and national policy-makers, as well as key stakeholders and practitioners, we would like to discuss in an online event the issue of bio-waste.
The objectives of this webinar are:
- To present the findings of the ZWE report, including success stories from industry and municipalities for bio-waste collection and treatment; &
- To discuss opportunities and challenges of untapping the potential of bio-waste, also in regard to the WFD obligation to separately collect biowaste by 2023