Follow live: EU Bioeconomy Stakeholders Conference

On 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: http://bioeconomy.miur.it/live-streaming/

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.

Various side events are also organised during the conference like the PLATFORM meeting where the results of the work of the FP7 Coordination and Support Action ‘Platform of Knowledge Based Bioeconomy Relevant ERA-NETs’ over the last three years will be presented and discussed. Through this project a robust network of Member State coordination activities has been established aimed at increased impact.

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