Sustainable bio-manufacturing solutions for Europe | Brussels, Belgium

11 April 2019
Location: 
Estonian Research and Innovation Liaison Office, Square de Meeus 1, Brussels

The Estonian Research Council and the University of Tartu are pleased to invite you to the networking seminar “SUSTAINABLE BIO-MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS FOR EUROPE”.

The European Commission recently adopted a renewed EU Strategy on Bioeconomy, with the aim of scaling up and strengthening bio-based production sectors across Europe. Member States and regions, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe, have large underused biomass and waste potential, making their rapid transition key for EU’s competitiveness and bio-sustainability.

This networking seminar will present EU and national Bioeconomy policy priorities in the context of EU’s R&D Framework Programme, and opportunities for industry-academia cooperation within the scope of the public-private partnership Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU).

The seminar will also feature successful case studies of R&D institutions and companies developing new knowledge and technology solutions for sustainable bio-manufacturing of high value chemicals and pharmaceuticals, wood and biomass valorization.

BBI JU Head of Program Eleni Zika will discuss the Achievements and Impact of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking.

Please register by April 3rd!

PROGRAM

17.00-18.00  Policy

  • Renewed EU Bioeconomy strategy and Horizon Europe  – Waldemar Kütt, Head of Bioeconomy Unit, DG R&I)
  • Achievements and Impact of the Biobased Industries Joint Undertaking (Eleni Zika, Head of Programme, BBI JU)
  • Towards a national Bioeconomy Strategy – Toomas Kevvai, Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Rural Development, Estonia

18.00-19.00  Case Studies

  • Cell factories for future biotech – Mart Loog, Estonian Centre for Synthetic Biology (ECSB), University of Tartu
  • Knowledge and tech transfer in biosustainability solutions, speaker tba
  • Graanul Biotech & SWEETWOODS project – Peep Pitk, R&D Manager, AS Graanul Invest

19.00 Networking reception