SWG sustainable bioresources for a growing bioeconomy
Monday, 11 April 2016
Jan van Esch
SWG onder SCAR
The aim of BioEconomyUtrecht2016, the fourth Bioeconomy Stakeholders’s Conference, is to detect the needs of the European BioEconomy. How can we together, bring the BioEconomy forward? The first day we will set the scene. Interesting speakers and successful Dutch entrepreneurs will inspire you. On the second day, stakeholders from business, civil society and public authorities are invited to share their experiences and ideas in the BioEconomy. These two days in Utrecht will accumulate into a Manifesto on the European BioEconomy.
09:00 to 21:00 hours
Moderator - John Bell, Director of Bioeconomy, in Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission
09:00 to 16:30 hours
Retrospect day 1 by moderator - Jan Staman, former director of Rathenau Institute
supported by video and interactive tools
Keynotes speeches on the major topics of the Manifesto. Reflecting on information gathered already on day 1, and inspiring the discussion on the selected topics. Content of this part of the program will be shaped by the ongoing discussions on the focus of the Manifesto.
A World-cafe style session to collect ideas from stakeholders. In small groups challenges and opportunities of the BioEconomy will be discussed. Active contribution of all participants is envisaged to identify effective (policy) steps from stakeholders for the transition towards a Bioeconomy.
Moderator – Aldo Longo, Director Agriculture and Rural Development in DG Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
Who is taking a role to organise the BioEconomy?
Moderator - Fulvia Raffaelli, Acting Head of Unit Clean Technologies and Products DG Grow, European Commission
Martijn van Dam, Minister for Agriculture of the Netherlands
Inspiring speakers will join us at BioEconomy Utrecht 2016. Speakers from business, NGO, science, government are invited to set off the discussion about the future of the BioEconomy. They will enlighten us with their point of view on how the BioEconomy can move forward. What actions from business, NGO, science, government are necessary?
14 April - Amsterdam
Stay in the Netherlands for the biggest festival on innovation! After BEU2016, on the 14th of April, the Innovation Expo 2016 takes place in Amsterdam. Sign up via this link.
The Innovation Expo accerelates innovation, thus encouraging economic growth and quality of life in The Netherlands. It consists of both the biennial event and the accompanying network of more than 4000 entrepreneurs, policy makers, academics and engaged citizens. Together they work towards technical breakthroughs and innovations that will make a difference in the future.
The next event, the closing day of the sixth edition of the Innovation Expo, will take place on April 14th 2016 and will focus on ‘Sustainable Urban Delta’. In the run up to the event, there will be a search for innovations that can be further stimulated.
The Innovation Expo connects and inspires (future) innovative initiators. It offers a stage for concrete projects that contribute to smart, sustainable and social cities of the future. It crosses the borders of different sectors and connects public to private.
The use of biobased materials in building and construction is on the rise. More and more products are available that are good alternatives to conventional building materials such as concrete and bitumen. Biobased material are made from biomass. This will decrease our dependency on fossil resources. To give an impulse to biobased building, the Innovation Expo on April 14 in Amsterdam will show a biobased house including home interior. Around 40 companies (suppliers, builders, architects, start-ups, etc.) will contribute to the house. This shows what is already possible and applicable in biobased building. By putting down a complete biobased house a new cooperation structure between various participants is taking shape.
Jan van Esch
SWG onder SCAR
13.00 - 18.00
FACCE-JPI, JPI OCEANS and JPI HDHL
www.healthydietforhealthylife.eu, www.faccejpi.com and http://www.jpi-oceans.eu/
On invitation only
RvO - Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Croeselaan 15, 3521 BJ Utrecht
COMMBEBIZ EU project
on invitation only
2 hours in the afternoon
09:00 – 16:00
Hotel NH Utrecht, Jaarbeursplein, 24, 3521AR Utrecht - The Netherlands
Ecologic Institute, Germany
Orion Building, Wageningen Campus, Wageningen, the Netherlands
Side event online application
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