European Commission
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TOBE 2014 – 3rd BioEconomy Stakeholders' Conference

BioEconomy Stakeholders' Conference

"From sectors to system, from concept to reality"

Speakers and Moderators

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Stefania Giannini

Stefania Giannini Minister of Education, University and Research

Stefania Giannini is new Minister of Education, ...

Ina Druviete

Ina Druviete Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia

Ina Druviete (born 29 May 1958 in Riga, Latvia) is the ...

Maurizio Martina

Maurizio Martina Italian Minister of Agriculture

Maurizio Martina is the Italian Minister of Agriculture ...

Carmen Vela Olmo

Carmen Vela Olmo State Secretary for Research, Development and Innovation Spanish Ministry for Economy and Competitiveness

Carmen Vela is the Spanish State Secretary for ...

Maire Geoghegan-Quinn

Maire Geoghegan-Quinn European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science

Ms Máire Geoghegan-Quinn has been the European ...

Sixten Sunabacka

Sixten Sunabacka Head of the Finnish Bioeconomy Strategy implementation - Ministry of Employment and the Economy of Finland

MR. SIXTEN SUNABACKA, STRATEGIC DIRECTOR, FOREST SECTOR ...

Chiara Tonelli

Chiara Tonelli Vice-Rector for Research - Università degli studi di Milano

Chiara Tonelli is Vice-Rector for research and ...

Jörg Spieldenner

Jörg Spieldenner Department Head Public Health Nutrition, Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne, Switzerland

Education Studies Doctorate in Medicine (PhD, MD), ...

Pierre-Alain Schieb

Pierre-Alain Schieb Professor, Chair of Industrial Bioeconomy - NEOMA Business School

Dr. Pierre-Alain Schieb (a French national) is ...

Mads Randbøll Wolff

Mads Randbøll Wolff Senior Adviser/Horizontal Action Leader - Nordic Council of Ministers

Mads Randbøll Wolff is senior adviser at the Nordic ...

Lene Lange

Lene Lange Professor - Aalborg University

Lene Lange, Professor in Biotechnology, Aalborg ...

Martin Scholten

Martin Scholten General Manager - Wageningen University and Research Centre

Dr. Martin.C.Th. Scholten (55) is a biologist, member ...

Mauricio Bellon

Mauricio Bellon Principal Scientist - Bioversity International

Mauricio R. Bellon is Principal Scientist in the ...

Peter Olesen

Peter Olesen Chairman of the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology

Prof. Peter Olesen is the Chairman of the Governing ...

Giovanni  Bolcheni

Giovanni Bolcheni Managing Director - Biochemtex S.p.A.

Giovanni Bolcheni is Managing Director of Biochemtex , ...

Mike Morris

Mike Morris BEACON Business Development Manager, Aberystwyth University

Background A multidisciplinary scientist, and expert ...

Giuseppina De Santis

Giuseppina De Santis Regional Minister for Enterprise, Energy, Innovation and Research

Born in Cosenza in 1954, she graduated in law from ...

Markus Prantl

Markus Prantl Manager Corporate Development - GoodMills Group GmbH

Markus Prantl is currently working as Manager Corporate ...

Jesper Lund-Larsen

Jesper Lund-Larsen Political Advisor - United federation of Danish Workers 3F

Landscape gardener, diploma in management 1978-1987 ...

Elspeth MacRae

Elspeth MacRae General Manager Manufacturing & Bioproducts - Scion

Elspeth MacRae’s brief includes Scion’s wood and ...

Claudio Bogliotti

Claudio Bogliotti Senior counsellor at CIHEAM-IAMB - Responsible of “EU Research and Innovation Policies

He is senior counsellor at CIHEAM-IAMB, responsible of ...

Lucia Gardossi

Lucia Gardossi Head of the Laboratory of Applied and Computational Biocatalysis - University of Trieste

Professor Lucia Gardossi received her PhD in medicinal ...

Tom Dodd

Tom Dodd Policy Officer – Bioeconomy, European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation

Tom Dodd joined the European Commission’s ...

John Bell

John Bell Director of the Bioeconomy Directorate in DG RTD

John Bell was appointed Director of the Bioeconomy ...

Antonio Di Giulio

Antonio Di Giulio Head of the Strategy Unit in the Bioeconomy Directorate of the Research and Innovation Directorate-General at the European Commission

Dr. Antonio Di Giulio is currently Head of the Strategy ...

Rogier van der Sande

Rogier van der Sande Province of Zuid-Holland - Member of the Executive Council of the Province of Zuid-Holland - Member of the Committee of the Regions - CoR-rapporteur on Innovation for sustainable growth: A bioeconomy for Europe - Representative of the regions on behalf of CoR in the European Bioeconomy Panel

Mr. Rogier van der Sande (1966) is member of the ...

Alice Newton

Alice Newton Professor and Senior Scientist - CIMA-UALg and NILU-IMPEC - University of Algarve and norwegian Institute of Air Research

An internationally known oceanographer, Professor Alice ...

Bettina Heimann

Bettina Heimann Secretary General of EURAGRI

Bettina Heimann has a doctorate in population genetics ...

Paul Colonna

Paul Colonna Scientific Director Bioeconomy - INRA

After getting an engineering degree in agronomy at ...

Kathrine Angell-Hansen

Kathrine Angell-Hansen Dr. & Director, JPI Oceans, Norway

Kathrine Angell-Hansen is the Director of the ...

Fabio Fava

Fabio Fava Ph.D., Full Professor of Industrial & Environmental Biotechnology Faculty of Engineering Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna DICAM, Unit of Environmental Biotechnology and Biorefinery

Fabio Fava was born in 1963. He was graduated cum laude ...

Diana Bracco

Diana Bracco Degree in Chemistry, University of Pavia

Degree in Chemistry, University of Pavia Honorary ...

Christian Patermann

Christian Patermann Ret. Director Europ. Commission, advisor, memeber of the 1st GermanBiio Economy Council of the German Government - Advisor in many functions

Christian Patermann was born in Gliwice, Upper Silesia, ...

Catia Bastioli

Catia Bastioli NOVAMONT SPA - CEO

Born in in Foligno (Italy) in 1957, Catia Bastioli ...

Francesco Torrigiani

Francesco Torrigiani Oxfam Italia - Partnership and Program Policy Unit

Since 1998 up to 2003 he has coordinated in Ecuador an ...

Giuseppe Guzzetti

Giuseppe Guzzetti Fondazione Cariplo - President

Philippe Franҫois-Xavier CORVINI

Philippe Franҫois-Xavier CORVINI Professor at Yancheng Institute of Environmental Technology and Engineering

Since 09 2013: Adjunct Professor at Yancheng Institute ...

Stanislaw Bielecki

Stanislaw Bielecki Lodz University of Technology - Professor/Rector

Stanislaw Bielecki, PhD, DSc. Professor Stanislaw ...

Harald Wiedenhofer

Harald Wiedenhofer EFFAT (European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions) - General Secretary

1. Education Oktober 1969 – May 1975 Hamburg ...

Gianluca Carenzo

Gianluca Carenzo Fondazione Parco Tecnologico Padano representing EUROPABIO and ASSOBIOTEC - Managing Director

Gianluca Carenzo is the General Manager of Parco ...

Micheal Narodoslawsky

Micheal Narodoslawsky TU Graz/EPUA - Assoc. Prof.

Mr. Narodoslawsky holds a Diploma in Chemical ...

Daniele Ferrari

Daniele Ferrari Chief Executive Officer - Versalis

Daniele Ferrari, 52, is Chief Executive Officer of ...

Lorenza Badiello

Lorenza Badiello Regione Emilia Romagna Brussels

Lorenza Badiello is the Director of the Emilia-Romagna ...

Christina I. M. Abildgaard

Christina I. M. Abildgaard Research Council of Norway & JPI Oceans

Abildgaard graduated from the Norwegian University of ...

Annette Wijering

Annette Wijering Manager, Agri Knowledge Department Dutch delegate to SCAR, vice chair of JP-FACCE - Ministry of Economic Affairs, Directorate-General for Agro

Annette Wijering is manager at the Knowledge Department ...

Francesco Profumo

Francesco Profumo Politecnico di Torino - Professor

Francesco Profumo graduated in Electrical Engineering ...

David Wilkinson

David Wilkinson European Commission - Director at JRC and Commissioner General of the EU for EXPO Milan 2015

David Wilkinson is British. He was born in Grimsby in ...

Salvatore Angilieri

Salvatore Angilieri Nino Castiglione s.r.l. - Technical Director

Born in Trapani on the 09/11/1964, Salvatore Angileri, ...

Emma Tomaselli

Emma Tomaselli Rina Services S.p.a. - Health and value chain development sector manager

Graduated in Economics at the Genoa University with a ...

Stefano Bisoffi

Stefano Bisoffi Consiglio per la Ricerca e la sperimentazione in Agricoltura - Scientific Director

Stefano BISOFFI (Italian, 60 years old, married, three ...

Dario Cartabellotta

Dario Cartabellotta Regione Siciliana - Dirigente Generale del Dipartimento della Pesca Mediterranea

Dario Cartabellotta was born in Palermo on Sept, ...

Vittorio Ramazza

Vittorio Ramazza Coop Italia soc. cooperativa - Quality Dept. - Innovation Development Responsible

Vittorio Ramazza works in the Quality Assurance ...

James Philp

James Philp OECD - Policy Analyst

James was an academic for 16 years, specialising in ...

Guido Ghisolfi

Guido Ghisolfi Beta Renewables S.p.A. - CEO

Guido Ghisolfi began his career as a researcher ...

Damien Plan

Damien Plan European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) - Project Manager for the EU Bioeconomy Observatory

Damien Plan is French. He was born in Montpellier, ...

Anne Christine Brusendorff

Anne Christine Brusendorff International Council for the Exploration of the Sea - General Secretary

Anne Christine Brusendorff is the General Secretary of ...

Mella Frewen

Mella Frewen FoodDrinkEurope - Director General

Director General of FoodDrinkEurope, representing ...

Joanna Dupont-Inglis

Joanna Dupont-Inglis EuropaBio - Director, Industrial Biotechnology

Joanna first joined EuropaBio, the European Association ...

Maira Dzelzkaleja

Maira Dzelzkaleja Copa-Cogeca - Vice-President of Copa - Chairwomen of the Copa-Cogeca Working party on Rural Development

Maira DZELZKALĒJA is one of the leading experts in ...

Wolfgang Kneifel

Wolfgang Kneifel Department of Food Science & Technology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, BOKU) - Professor, Head of Department, Head of the Christian Doppler-Research Laboratory for Innovative Bran Biorefinery

Prof. Wolfgang Kneifel (Professor for Food Quality ...

Marie Blanche Ting

Marie Blanche Ting Ministry of Science and Technology, South Africa - Senior Specialist: Bio-economy

Blanche is an interdisciplinary scientist with work ...

Miklos Gyalai-Korpos

Miklos Gyalai-Korpos Climate-KIC Central Hungary, PANNON Pro Innovation Services Ltd. - Regional Innovation Manager

Mr. Miklós Gyalai-Korpos, PhD graduated from the ...

Bruno Jarry

Bruno Jarry NATF (National Academy of Technologies of France) - Chair, Biotechnology Commission

Dr. Bruno P. Jarry holds a PhD in Genetics from ...

Gunter Pauli

Gunter Pauli The ZERI Foundation - Job Role Founder

Presentation Inclusive Growth: an competitive business ...

Gunter Festel

Gunter Festel Festel Capital - CEO

Gunter Festel is founder and CEO of the investment firm ...

Lynn Frewer

Lynn Frewer Newcastle University - Professor, Food and Society

Professor Lynn Frewer is Chair of Food and Society at ...

Dirk Carrez

Dirk Carrez Biobased Industries Consortium - Executive Director

Dirk Carrez is Managing Director of Clever Consult, a ...

Peter Schintlmeister

Peter Schintlmeister Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Austria - Senior Technology Officer Life Sciences

Peter Schintlmeister completed his studies at the ...