EU-funded researchers are working on an industrial-grade pilot plant to demonstrate a new way to break down common plastics for recycling.
What is the bioeconomy?
The bioeconomy comprises those parts of the economy that use renewable biological resources from land and sea – such as crops, forests, fish, animals and micro-organisms – to produce food, materials and energy. Read more...
High level event: Bioeconomy Conference
22 October in Brussels, Charlemagne Building.
The emerging bioeconomy is moving from research niche to market norm and Europe needs to maintain its current global leadership. The update of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy is a major European Commission wide policy initiative which will be presented and discussed during the Bioeconomy Conference on October 22, in Brussels, Charlemagne building.
The conference will celebrate the launch of the updated EU Bioeconomy Strategy and action plan to enhance the transition in a changed EU policy context and towards a new environmental, social and economic reality. It will also set the scene for the start of the discussion about synergetic actions across different priority areas:
- support strategic research and innovation, and strengthen support for education and training,
- upscale the bio-based sectors, mobilise investments, support the creation of markets, develop better monitoring,
- encourage the adoption, update and coherence of national and regional Bioeconomy Strategies throughout Europe with citizens engagement,
- strengthen the understanding and resilience of land and sea ecosystems,
- monitoring and assessment of bioeconomy development
Registration will be opened early September.
2nd high-level FOOD 2030 conference
14-15 June, Bulgaria
The 2nd High-level FOOD 2030 conference will take place on 14-15 June 2018 at the Agricultural University in Plovdiv (BG) under the umbrella of the Bulgarian Presidency. The overarching goal of this conference is engage a wide diversity of actors to build a shared and inclusive vision and provide input to strategic long term Food and Nutrition Security related R&I developments at the EU level.
An open competition to get video clips to be showcased during our High Level Event on 16 November 2017 at the Charlemagne Conference Centre.
The YouTube video clips should not be longer than 2 minutes and focus on innovations, new businesses, companies, social projects related to Bioeconomy. The video clips do not necessarily have to be new but should highlight the innovative technologies or services, products developed, research performed, etc.. and highlight specific contributions to other policies (Growth&jobs, regional development, circular economy, climate change, environment) and/or the topics of the sessions.
The Open completion is now closed
The EU funded MyNewGut project will hold its final conference in Brussels on 18 October.
The conference will outline the key achievements of the project on how the human gut microbiota and its genome (microbiome) influence obesity, behavioral- and lifestyle-related disorders and vice versa.