BIOEAST Conference: “Bioeconomy in the forefront of national policies” | Budapest, Hungary

08 November 2018

The Central-Eastern European Initiative for Knowledge-based Agriculture, Aquaculture and Forestry in the Bioeconomy – BIOEAST – offers a shared strategic research and innovation framework for working towards sustainable bioeconomies in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. This conference will take place during the Science Festival (MTÜ) in Hungary on 8 November 2018.

In the context of the Global CHallenges and Paris COP21 agreement, the role of research and innovation and evidence based policy-making is needed more than ever. The conference is expected to be a cornerstone in the evolution of the BIOEAST Initiative. It aims to set the bioeconomy research and innovation agenda for Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe. The high-level meeting is meant to present and validate the research and innovation needs of the macro-region by topics, including agricultural knowledge and innovation systems, fresh water and aquaculture, forestry, sustainable production and processing of biomass. The conference outcome should feed into the Central and Eastern European Bioeconomies' Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda.

The meeting has the following objectives:

- To highlight the context of agri-food and bioeconomy research and innovation;
- To provide data on the state of the macro region's bioeconomies;
- To earmark primary sector specific key themes and topics from the BIOEAST countries;
- To support the partnership and cluster based thinking.

Expected participants: academia, policy makers, the public sector including regional authorities and the bio-based industries (food/feed, materials, fuel/energy). BBI JU will participate and speak at the event.

The meeting is open to the public without registration fee.