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Building the bioeconomy – creating impact through communication

2-3 December 2014, Brussels

Research must deliver its promise through a better outreach. CommNet, the network to communicate the bioeconomy, will join researchers from the fields of food, agriculture, biotechnology with policy makers, technology transfer experts and specialists in communication to show and debate the communication challenges.


Best projects will receive Communication Impact Awards. Target audience: researchers, industry, communication officers, policy makers, technology transfer experts, journalists, PR specialists

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Info day: Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 - calls for proposals 2015

21 November 2014, Brussels

Attend the 21 November info day in Brussels to get first-hand information on the coming call for proposals under Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the Bioeconomy.

Societal Challenge 2 covers three calls for proposals under which projects can apply for funding:

  •     Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry
  •     Marine and maritime and inland water research
  •     Bioeconomy

Participation in the Info Day is free of charge but registration is compulsory.

You can register until 17 November 2014 via “Coming events/ Registration” on the Bioeconomy website.

Applications will be considered on a “first come, first served” basis.

Group registrations are not possible and neither is it possible to register several persons with the same e-mail address.

The Info Day is organised by the European Commission's Bioeconomy Directorate (DG Research and Innovation).

Conference on botanicals in food

19-20 November 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark

Botanicals have gained popularity as ingredients in food supplements and are lately also collected from the wild and used in ordinary food. However, some botanicals may pose a risk to human health. 


Join the international conference on botanicals in food on November 19-20 2014 to gain knowledge and participate in discussions about state-of-the-art risk assessment and regulation. 

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Third Bioeconomy Stakeholders conference

8-9 October 2014, Turin, Italy

Between 8 and 9 October, Turin will be the capital of the ‘Bioeconomy’. During these two days, the Italian city hosts the third EU Bioeconomy Stakeholders Conference “From sectors to system, from concept to reality”. The conference will gather experts and a wide range of stakeholders from industry and academia, as well as end-users to discuss closing the industrial research-market gap and how to maximise the knowledge-based potential of Europe’s regions in the bioeconomy.

The opening session of the Conference on 8th October will be addressed by Stefania Giannini, Italian Minister for Education, Universities and Research, and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation. All sessions will be live streamed at: Sessions cover a multitude of topics, from the societal challenges that the bioeconomy can help address to bio-based chemicals and energy, food and feed, the enabling conditions for the bioeconomy, how to measure progress and the bioeconomy as a building block for a green and circular economy – and for a European industrial renaissance. The event is part of the initiatives promoted under the Italian rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU and will bring together key Bioeconomy stakeholders from across Europe, to discuss challenges and development opportunities in this sector. For info, contact the press office at:

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