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"

Final Programme of the Conference

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“From sectors to system, from concept to reality”

DAY 1 – 8th October 2014

8.45 – 9.45
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Formal opening session

 

Introductory Keynote speech:

  • Carmen Vela (State Secretary for Research, Development and Innovation Spanish Ministry for Economy and Competitiveness) Bioeconomy: An approach from Spain

 

Chairs:

  • Catia Bastioli (Novamont S.p.A. & EU Bioeconomy Panel) and Fabio Fava (University of Bologna & Italian Representative for Bioeconomy in H2020 Programme Committee)

 

PART I: UNDERSTANDING THE BIOECONOMY AS AN INTERCONNECTED SYSTEM

9.45 – 11.00
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Connecting the challenges: exploring the relationship between the different societal challenges that the bioeconomy can help to address

Aim: to explore complementarities between the 5 main societal challenges of the European Bioeconomy Strategy and which the bioeconomy can help to address: food security; managing natural/biological resources sustainably; reducing dependence on non-renewable resources; mitigating and adapting to climate change; and jobs and competitiveness.

 

Moderator:

 

Keynote speech:

 

Panel discussion:

  • Elspeth MacRae (Scionresearch) Biobased industrial products: a New Zealand perspective on the challenges of science and industry alignment.
  • Chiara Tonelli (University of Milan & EPSO) Science and Food Security
  • Steven Stone (United Nations Environment Programme) for climate action

 

11.00 – 11.30
Coffee and networking

 

11.30 – 13.00
Connecting the biomass: illustrating the bioeconomy system in action by following the flows of biomass and residues

Aim: to deepen understanding of how stakeholders in the bioeconomy cooperate along value chains and across sectors. Presentation of four leading examples of the sustainable and innovative production, conversion and use of biomass, from sea, land, and forests, including residues and waste streams, with the production of food, feed, chemicals, materials and energy.

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Parallel Session 1 – Biobased Chemicals and Energy

 

Moderator:

 

Italian Biorefineries

Comments and questions from audience

 

BEACON Project: Creating green jobs in rural Wales – RegioStar2014 Award

  • Adam Charlton (Bangor University)
  • Steven Kelly (Swansea University)
  • Quentin Clarke (Waitrose)
  • Mike Morris (Aberystwyth University)

Comments and questions from audience

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Parallel Session 2 – Food and Feed

 

Moderator:

 

CEREVAL – the Austrian bran biorefinery project

Comments and questions from audience

 

Sustainable tunafish from the catching to the table

Comments and questions from audience

 

13.00 – 14.15
Lunch and networking

 

PART II:MOVING FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY

14.15 – 15.00
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Proposals for action

Aim: A joint presentation to showcase the work of the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research and to launch the conclusions of the Bioeconomy Panel on biomass supply and on market-making in the bioeconomy.

Moderator:

 

Keynote speech:

  • Dorette Corbey (Coordinator of Thematic Working Group “Sustainable Biomass Supply for a Growing Bioeconomy”)
  • Joanna Dupont-Inglis (Coordinator of Thematic Working Group “Market-making in the Bioeconomy”)
  • Annette Wijering (Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs, Member of SCAR)

 

15.00 – 16.30
Creating the key enabling conditions for the bioeconomy

Aim: A joint presentation to showcase the work of the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research and to launch the conclusions of the Bioeconomy Panel on biomass supply and on market-making in the bioeconomy.

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Parallel Session 1 – Human capital: getting the right people with the right skills for the rights jobs

 

Moderator:

  • Peter Olesen (Danish Council for Strategic Research and Chairman of EIT Governing Board)

 

  • Ulrich Schurr (Forschungszentrum Jülich & European Life Sciences University Association) skills development in the bioeconomy
  • Jesper Lund-Larsen (United Federation of Danish Workers) the role of a trade union
  • Francesco Profumo (Polytechnic of Turin & IREN group) A New Academy for The BioEconomy

Comments and questions from audience

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Parallel Session 2 – Social capital: addressing the role and concerns of citizens and consumers

 

Moderator:

  • Peter Schintlmeister (Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Government of Austria & “Biobased products” Panel DG ENTR)

 

  • Lynn Frewer (University of Newcastle) societal risk perception
  • Carlo Petrini (Slow Food International) slow food movement & Bioeconomy
  • George Chrousos (Bionian Cluster, Greece) role cluster in developing a consumer market

Comments and questions from audience

 

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Parallel Session 3 – Financial capital: ensuring investment funding

Moderator:

  • Dirk Carrez (Clever Consult & Biobased Industries Consortium)

 

  • Gunter Festel (Festel Capital) the position of a venture capitalist
  • Giuseppe Guzzetti (Fondazione Cariplo) role of an investment bank foundation in Bioeconomy
  • Barend Verachtert (interim Executive Director of the Joint Undertaking) JTI BBI strategy

Comments and questions from audience

 

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Parallel Session 4 – Natural capital: protecting and exploiting biodiversity

Moderator:

  • Stefano Bisoffi (CRA-Consiglio per la ricerca e la sperimentazione in agricoltura)

 

  • Mauricio Bellon (Bioversity International) Maintaining evolutionary services in agriculture key for resilient agricultural and food systems under global change
  • Bettina Heimann (Secretary General EURAGRI) exploitation of the commercial potential of biodiversity
  • Martin Scholten (Wageningen University) Exploring the potentials to feed the world by Ocean Farming

Comments and questions from audience

 

 

16.30 – 17.00
Coffee and networking

 

17.00 – 18.00
Master-classes: practical advice on how to build the bioeconomy

Aim: provide practical, in-depth advice in EU funding, coherent public policies and measuring progress as well as in the management of the interface marine/coastal and land ecosystems.

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Master-classes 1 – How to mobilise EU funding instruments for the bioeconomy

 

Moderator:

 

  • Lorenza Badiello (Regione Emilia Romagna Brussels) Bioeconomy in the EU: synergies between European Structural and Investment Funds and Horizon 2020
  • Elisabeth Lustrat (Vitagora) EU funding mobilization by poles of innovations

Comments and questions from audience

 

 

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Master-classes 2 – How to develop coherent public policies for the bioeconomy

 

Moderator:

  • James Philp (OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry)

 

  • Blanche Ting (Department of Science and Technology, South Africa) An example of Bioeconomy strategy from outside the EU – South Africa’s Bioeconomy Strategy
  • Sixten Sunabacka (Finnish ministry of Employment and Economy) An example of Bioeconomy strategy from inside the EU – The Finnish Bioeconomy Strategy: Sustainable growth from bioeconomy

Comments and questions from audience

 

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Master-classes 3 – How to measure progress

 

Moderator:

 

  • Damien Plan (JRC-European Commission) the Bioeconomy Observatory
  • Pierre-Alain Schieb (NEOMA Business School) How to Measure Progress? An OECD perspective

Comments and questions from audience

 

 

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Master-classes 4 – How to manage the interface between marine/coastal and land ecosystems

 

Moderator:

  • Philippe Corvini (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland & European Federation of Biotechnology)

 

  • Alice Newton (FCT-Gambelas Campus, Universidade do Algarve) Sustainable coastal bioeconomy: the LOICZ approach to managing socio-ecological systems
  • Bergh Olvind (Havforsknings Institute, Norway) sustainable integration of aquaculture and fisheries

Comments and questions from audience

 

 

DAY 2 – 9th October 2014

8.45 – 9.10
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Main conclusions of the parallel sessions on human, social, financial and natural capitals as enabling conditions for the bioeconomy
by Peter Olesen, Peter Schintlmeister, Dirk Carrez, and Stefano Bisoffi the moderators of the parallel sessions

 

PART III:THE BIOECONOMY AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AN EUROPEAN INDUSTRIAL RENAISSANCE

9.10 – 9.45
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The bioeconomy as a building block for the green and circular economy and for the European industrial renaissance

Aim: display how the bioeconomy, the green economy and the circular economy coincide and can contribute to European industrial renaissance.

Moderator:

 

Keynote speech:

  • Lene Lange (Aalborg University) The bioeconomy, the green economy and the circular economy

 

Open discussion with audience

 

 

9.50 – 11.00
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9.50 – 10.05 – Parallel Session A – Spotlight on the bioeconomy potential of EU regions

Aim: highlight bioeconomy potential in prominent Regions of Europe.

Introductory talk:

 

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10.10 – 11.00 – Parallel Session A.1 – The bioeconomy potential of the Mediterranean region

 

Moderator:

  • Raffaele Liberali (Basilicata Region)

 

  • Claudio Bogliotti (CIHEAM-IAMB) Bio-economy R&I in the Mediterranean: challenges and opportunities
  • Mario Calderini (Polytechnic of Milan & Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research) Italian technology clusters for the Bioeconomy

Comments and questions from audience

 

 

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10.10 – 11.00 – Parallel Session A.2 – The bioeconomy potential of Central and Eastern Europe

 

Moderator:

 

  • Stanislaw Bielecki (Lodz University) Bioeconomy in Poland – open opportunities
  • Miklos Gyalai-Korpos (Pannon Pro Innovation Services Ltd, Hungary & Climate KIC) The role of Climate-KIC in developing bioeconomy in Central Europe

Comments and questions from audience

 

 

9.45 – 11.00
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Parallel Session B – Global Food Security towards EXPO 2015

Aim: opportunities and risks for global food security and bioeconomy and to help shape of EXPO 2015.

Moderator:

 

  • Guy Van Den Eede  (European Commission, DG JRC) the position of the Commission
  • Jörg Spieldenner (Nestlé) Nestlé and the bio economy
  • Francesco Torrigiani (Oxfam) Global food security and Civil Society: some proposals from an International NGO
  • Mella Frewen (FoodDrinkEurope) Bioeconomy and the European food industry
  • Francesco Loreto (CNR, Italy) the EXPO 2015 organising committee

Comments and questions from audience

 

 

11.00 – 11.30
Coffee and networking

 

11.30 – 12.30
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Stakeholder panel: from Dublin to Turin and Beyond

Aim: the Representatives of stakeholder groups reflect on the outcomes of the Conference and indicate their priorities for the way forward.

Moderator:

 

Panelists:

  • Maira Dzelzkaleja (COPA-COGECA) Bioeconomy – more than a concept for farmers and forest holders
  • Gianluca Carenzo (EuropaBio & Assobiotec) the position of an industrial association
  • Michael Narodoslawsky (European University Association – EU Platform of Universities Engaged in Energy Research, EUA-EUPE) the position of a wide network of academic and scientific institutions
  • Harald Wiedenhofer (European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions) the position of a trade union
  • Mads Randbøll Wolff (Nordic Council) the position of a policy maker

 

 

12.30 – 13.00
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Closing remarks

 

Chairs:

  • Catia Bastioli (Catia Bastioli (EU Bioeconomy Panel); Fabio Fava (Italian Representative for Bioeconomy in H2020 Programme Committee