European Commission
Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
TOBE 2014 – 3rd BioEconomy Stakeholders' Conference

BioEconomy Stakeholders' Conference

"From sectors to system, from concept to reality"

PLATFORM Outcomes & Outlook


Organizer FP7 PLATFORM Consortium
Expected End Users/Attendees ERA-NET actors, policy makers, national programme managers, research funders, JPIs, SCAR, Commission
OPEN TO ANY DELEGATEFor more information, please contact Dr Christine Bunthof  at
For participating in the event, please register at by October, 7.
Venue, date and time Conference venue,
Thursday October 9th, 2014 – 15:00-18:00
Concept and Objectives PLATFORM Outcomes & Outlook will present and discuss 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. Through this project a robust network of Member State coordination activities has been established aimed at increased impact.


Welcome by the Chairman of the PLATFORM Steering Committee

Introduction: Objectives, activities and achievements of PLATFORM, by the Project Coordinator

Outcomes of the project, presented by consortium members, on topics such as:

    • The impact of ERA-NETs (Cost-benefit analysis and other indicators);
    • Efficient and effective planning and management of joint calls;
    • Collaborations among ERA-NETs, and with other public-public initiatives such as JPIs and SCAR WGs;
    • Participation of third countries, Interactions with Technology Platforms, and Global Partnerships;
    • Repository of ERA-NET information, including data on calls and funded projects.

Outlook:  Presentation PLATFORM’s Perspectives for ERA Networks in Horizon 2020, followed by a Panel discussion with reflections on PLATFORM and views on ERA-NETs and implementation of activities in Horizon 2020 [panel members (tbc) from SCAR, EIP Agri, DG RTD, BBI JU, JRC]