From research to reality: How Europe’s bioeconomy is leading the way to a truly circular economy

04 October 2018
Strasbourg, France (European Parliament)

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.