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The Second Bioeconomy Course - Preliminary Programme

The Second Bioeconomy Course at the University of South Bohemia - May 22 - 26, 2017

DANUBIOVALNET - Cross-Clustering Partnership for Boosting Eco-Innovation by Develpoing a Joint Bio-Based Value-Added Network for the Danube Region

Project - Priority: Innovative and socially responsible Danube region with specific objective to improve framework conditions for innovation

Agrobiobase Award

IAR, the French bioeconomy cluster - under the auspices of the French Minister of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry, and with the support of the Association "Chimie du végétal" - launches the 2017 edition of the Agrobiobase Award! 

IAR cluster, engaged since ten years in the valorization of plant resources, aims to highlight a recent industrial innovation.

Closure of deposit: March 3, 2017

Who can be candidate?
Any company having developed an innovative bio-based product published on the Agrobiobase website

Bio-based products are evaluated according to three criteria:
- their innovative features, 
- their bio-based content, 

- their environmental and socio-economic impact.

Agrobiobase award 2017 will be presented during the International Congress Plant Based Summit (April 25-26, 2017 ; Lille, France).

The winner will receive financial support in the amount of 5,000 euros and a full page article in Formule Verte, the magazine of raw materials and renewable ingredients.

Plant Based Summit

The Biobased Solutions International Conference and Exhibition - April 25-27, 2017 Lille Grand Palais – France,

10th International Conference on Bio-based Materials (BMC)

May 10-11, 2017 Cologne, Germany Find out more

Conference has a special focus: Bio-based building blocks and platform chemicals. The ten leading companies worldwide are coming to Cologne – a unique opportunity to meet the pioneers in the field at one place. In addition, latest market data and policy trends will be presented by international experts

BIO-QED Stakeholder Workshop, 10 May 2017, Maternushaus, Cologne

The European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy

The SQUARE, Brussels, Belgium  October 9-11, 2017

Invitation to present at EFIB 2017 Innovation Track

The advisory board and themes for the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy conference are taking shape with leading experts representing the various tiers within the bio-based industry confirming their support. Join them and more who will shape one of the best-to-date programmes to drive critical business, policy making and innovation discussions.

EFIB 2017 Advisory Board includes representatives from:

EuropaBio | Bio-based Industries Consortium | Corbion | Global Business | University of Antwerp | ecover/method | bioserie | Bio-Based Industries | University College Dublin | Unilever | Abolis Biotechnologies | Capricorn Venture Partners | Roquette | BASF SE | IAR Cluster | IKEA | Avantium | TEREOS and more to be confirmed

EFIB 2017 Themes

- Understanding the EU Bioeconomy Strategy and how it can help drive bio-based leadership
- Overcoming barriers to commercialisation – how to get to market, quicker
- Stronger, longer value chains and how to build them
- Creating new end user markets for bio-based products and processes 
- Funding and investment opportunities 

EFIB 2017 will not only deliver a high-level agenda of decision makers from global biotechnology leaders, SMEs and consumer goods companies, but will also provide an increasingly productive networking environment, with all delegates receiving unlimited access to our exclusive 1-to-1 partnering tool.

Register online here


(Forthcomming) chapter of Eva Cudlínová, Miloslav Lapka, Jan Vávra "Bio-economy as a New Perspective for Solving Climate Change?" in the book of Laura Westra, Janice Gray and Franz-Theo Gottwald (eds.) "The Role of Integrity in the Governance of the Commons" ISBN 978-3-319-54392-5 (in press).


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Bioeconomy course

Second Bioeconomy Course

is held on May 22-27, 2017 at the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

Information from the last course - May 2016

Programme of the course

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Photos from the course - May 2016

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How to get to the venue?

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Study materials online

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+ Documents 

+ Bioeconomy Global Summit 2015

+ Presentations


Bioeconomy course in CZELO Bulletin

Bioeconomy course at the University of South Bohemia

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