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In 2017 the Commission carried out a review of its 2012 Bioeconomy Strategy. The review analysed the implementation of the strategy via its action plan, and examined the contribution of the bioeconomy to the EU circular economy objectives and to energy efficiency. In light of the findings of the review, the changed political context (SDGs, Paris Agreement) and the 2017 Communication on a renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy, an update of the Bioeconomy Strategy and Action Plan is warranted.

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20 February 2018 - 20 March 2018 (midnight Brussels time)
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  • Ryan Institute, NUI Galway (Ireland)
    20 March 2018 Academic/research institution
    Ryan Institute, NUI Galway (Ireland)

    The Ryan Institute for Environmental, Marine and Energy research at NUI Galway welcomes the opportunity provided by this public consultation to make submissions to EU DG Research & Innovation's review of the 2012 EU bioeconomy strategy. The definition of "bioeconomy" outlined in the EU bioeconomy strategy 2012 – Innovating for Sustainable Growth: A Bioeconomy for Europe, intrinsically covers a broad spectrum of the economy. The Ryan...

  • University of Hohenheim (Germany)
    20 March 2018 Academic/research institution
    University of Hohenheim (Germany)

    The University of Hohenheim supports the update of the 2012 EU Bioeconomy. An adaptation of the Bioeconomy Strategy appears absolutely essential on the background of a quickly evolving and expanding European Bioeconomy and the concomitant requirements for suitable research and policy strategies. A sustainable Bioeconomy can only succeed as a cross-sectoral and systematically interdisciplinary approach. Therefore it is considered positive...

  • Treesearch (Sweden)
    20 March 2018 Academic/research institution
    Treesearch (Sweden)

    Treesearch is a national effort in Sweden that has been developed jointly by industry and academia. It has the goal to provide a strong platform for supporting research and development of competence aiming at creating a basis for the development (research, technical development and innovation) of new and improved materials and speciality chemicals from forest-based resources. New materials from forest-based resources can not only replace...

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