The BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2019 took place on 4 December 2019 at the Egg Congress and Meeting Center in Brussels.
Read the summary of the event: Bio-based industry eyes Green Deal accelerant.
ABOUT THE EVENT
The BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2019 brought together the bio-based industries community and facilitated open discussion on the impact, achievements and strategic direction of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking programme, as well as the latest developments in the bio-based industries sector.
BBI JU presented a comprehensive programme of high-level speakers, who presented their ideas through inspiring keynote speeches, pertinent panel discussions and parallel sessions. There were also networking opportunities and a project exhibition where 100 granted projects showed their work. Besides, nine entities in synergy with BBI JU were present with their stand:
- European Commission’s Knowledge Centre for Bioeconomy - JRC
- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
- European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA)
- BioHorizon (NCPs)
- Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
- Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW)
- EIP-AGRI Agriculture & Innovation
- Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC)
Bringing projects together in one venue with other BBI JU stakeholders, facilitated the exchange of ideas and best practices.
We welcomed more than 600 participants from 39 different countries. The variety of attendees covered all our stakeholders: industry, SMEs, academia, research organisations and policymakers, opinion leaders, EU community, BBI JU projects’ participants and bio-based industries community as a whole.
Find the recordings of all the speeches and parallel sessions here.
Check the album of photos here.
Find below the recordings and the PDF versions of the slides.
Opening keynote speeches
Wolfgang Burtscher, Deputy Director-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission. Video
Plenary session 1 – The socio-economic and environmental benefits of the EU bio-based sector
Pavel Misiga, Head of Circular Economy & Biobased Systems Unit, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission. Video
Plenary session 2 – Bio-based Europe: vision and strategic objectives
Plenary session 3 – Stable, supportive and coherent policies: the road to the bio-based products uptake
Maria Da Graça Carvalho, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), European Parliament. Video
Plenary session 4 – Transforming the global bio-based field
Final keynote speech
There weren't slides during these sessions.
Parallel session 1: Sustainable Europe - revolutionising the European market
Patrik Kolar, Head of Department B: LIFE and H2020 Energy, Environment, Resources, EASME, European Commission
Maria Spyraki, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), European Parliament
Jean-Gabriel Levon, Vice President, Ynsect
Joanna Dupont-Inglis, Secretary General, EuropaBio
Sean Finan, Vice President, European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA)
Parallel session 2: Sustainable society - Getting citizens ready for the post-petroleum era
Susanna Albertini, Founder & Managing Director, FVA New Media Research – projects Biobridges, BIOVOICES, LIFT, European Bioeconomy Network
Maria Barbosa, Associate Professor, Department of Agrotechnology and Food Sciences, Wageningen University
Fabio Fava, Professor of Industrial & Environmental Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Italy, Chair of the BBI JU States Representatives Group
Nelo Emerencia, Director of Programming, Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC)
Parallel session 3: Addressing sustainability goals through bio-based innovation
Justus Wesseler, Professor, Wageningen University
Silvia Nanni, Senior Policy Analyst in IEEP Agriculture and Land Management Programme, Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)
Christine Goulay, Sustainable Innovation Senior Manager, Kering
Eleni Zika, Head of Programme, Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU)