Stakeholders workshop: towards a public-private partnership for biobased industries under horizon 2020

07 February 2013

On the 9th of January 2013, a one-day stakeholder meeting took place in Brussels to present the results of the stakeholder consultation on the biobased industries PPP (BIO-PPP). The stakeholder event was organised by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation to discuss challenges and opportunities to deploy a strong and sustainable bioeconomy in Europe. Robert-Jan Smith (Director General, DG R&I) reminded the importance of establishing strong relationships between industries and decision makers to implement research and innovation projects efficiently. The PPP strategic innovation and research agenda – welcomed by the participants – emphasized again the importance of collaboration between public and private. The stakeholder event enabled all participants to define clear priorities in order to develop a strong public-private partnership for biobased industries under Horizon 2020.