Saturday, 2 October 2010

Knowledge Based Bio-Economy towards 2020 Conference

14/09/2010. Brussels. Knowledge Based Bio-Economy towards 2020 Conference. The aim of this conference was twofold: to take stock of the progress made since 2005 (the first KBBE conference) and the forward look towards 2020, contributing to the new vision and action plan for a Sustainable Bright Green Bio-Economy.

After the opening session of the conference, parallel sessions were organised around three topics: feedstocks for the bio-economy, innovative biobased products and innovative food production. Policy makers, academics, industry and civil society representatives jointly assessed the present achievements and the future needs of the bio-economy.

In the final part of the conference conclusions were drawn and policy recommendations were formulated. Site visit: On Monday 13 September, participants had the opportunity to join a site visit to the Life Sciences and bio-energy clusters in Ghent, highlighting two different aspects of the bio-economy.

Related: Information Day and Brokerage Event on Call FP7-KBBE-5-2011
13/09/2010. Brussels. The European Commission organised a European Info day for the upcoming call for proposals under the 'Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and Biotechnology' theme of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

The afternoon programme consisted of a Brokerage Event for the 2011 call, organised by the BIO CIRCLE project. During this Brokerage Event, researchers from Europe and Third Countries will have the opportunity to discuss opportunities to collaborate on proposals for topics in the 2011 KBBE Work Programme.