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1st FAB/FCI - Forum on the Bioeconomy

11-12 October 2012, Brussels

The Bioeconomy – Food, Wellbeing  and Environment - Bridging science and industry by knowledge transfer

Stanhope Hotel - 9, rue de commerce / 4, Square de Meeûs, 1040 Brussels

Event Description:  Food, agriculture and bio economy (FAB) are of raising concern for the EU. The 1st FAB/FCI – Forum on “The Bio economy – Food, Wellbeing  and Environment - Bridging science and industry by knowledge transfer” adapts these topics and focuses on strengthening the European bio economy and  industry by knowledge transfer adequate to the requirements of industrial stakeholders. The 1st FAB Industry Forum will take place 11-12th October in Brussels and will focus on bridging science and industry by knowledge transfer, with participation of high-profile scientists, EU Commission, MEPs, Food Industry, SME associations and project coordinators.

Specific themes include nutrition and well-being, environment and technology transfer of innovative solutions in bio economy. The first day will be on “outlooks for bio economy research” while the second day will deal with “capacities in the sector – SME participation and communication of research results”. The event will be held during the Brussels-based OPEN DAYS (8-11 October 2012).

The Forum is supported by the European Union`s 7th Framework Research Programme and it is organised by the CommNet network, communicating the bio economy, together with the Food Cluster Initiative, which joins regional food and bio-projects in the European Research Area.

Speakers:  European Commission, MEPs, Industry, SME’s associations, project coordinators  and knowledge transfer experts.

To register please contact (+32 2 340 30 68)

East-Meets-West on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Congress and Exhibition

1-4 September 2012, Nicosia

The Congress is organised by the European Office of Cyprus and will explore new tools to bring researchers and enterprises together from all over the world. The Congress will serve as a highlight global event for harnessing the potential of entrepreneurship to transfer innovation ideas into products and services.
The main objective of the conference is to promote cross-national collaboration between East and West as a tool to overcome national limitations on knowledge, financial resources, technology, and services.

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Info Day and Brokerage Event on Call FP7-KBBE-7-2013

16 July 2012, Brussels

Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology Info Day and Brokerage Event on Call FP7-KBBE-7-2013.
The objective of the event is to bring together research stakeholders, from both the public and private sectors from the EU and Third Countries, together with Commission officers and provide information and ground for discussion and networking.

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SynBIOsis Final Conference - Maximizing Synergies for Central European Biotech Research Infrastructures

29 May 2012, Brussels

Scope of the conference is to present the process outlined during the project execution that has allowed to progressively create a solid cooperation between universities, research driven clusters and businesses in the fields covering the intersections of biotechnology, nanotechnology and ICT. These good practices, already tested in South Moravia and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions and highly replicable in other European backgrounds, could likely contribute in optimizing the utilization of the European Structural Funds earmarked for research and innovation.

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Bioeconomy in Action - Boosting bioeconomical growth in Europe in a smart and sustainable way

26-28 March 2012, Copenhagen

Bioeconomy in Action will be the major event to discuss the Commission strategy “A Bioeconomy for Europe” which was adopted in February 2012. The aim of the bioeconomy strategy is to create a more favourable environment and coherent policy framework for developing the bioeconomy in Europe.

The conference has been organised under the aegis of the Danish Presidency of the EU.

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