Bioeconomy Investment Summit 2017

14 December 2017 to 15 December 2017
Location: 
Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland

Placing sustainability at the heart of the investment agenda

The 2017 Bioeconomy Investment Summit is a follow up of the Bioeconomy Investment Summit organised by the EU in 2015, and builds on the results of the Lodz Bioeconomy Congress and the Bratislava Bioeconomy Conference in 2016.

The Summit discusses the potential the bioeconomy has to offer in building a sustainable future, and how to mobilize investments to unlock that potential. Key topics include:

  • Regulatory policy environment to transition towards a circular bioeconomy
  • Bioeconomy products and services value chains, including sustainability issues
  • Private and public financing opportunities for the bioeconomy
  • Identifications of barriers and obstacles for investments in the bioeconomy
  • International bioeconomy markets
  • Europe’s bioeconomy strategy development

Over 30 speakers from across the globe will share their views on how we can bring together the economy and the environment.

New advances in technology mean that everything that can be made out of oil can be made from renewable, biological resources. There are huge environmental and business opportunities for a wide range of industries: construction, chemicals, textiles, energy, plastics.

The bioeconomy gives us a unique opportunity for building a sustainable future. Our speakers will focus on what investment steps we need to take to make it happen.

BBI JU Walking Exhibition

The BBI JU walking exhibition is an innovative and engaging way to show how everyday objects can have bio-based ingredients, and that the application of bio-based technologies offers new opportunities for developing the bio-economy in Europe. This unique, vanguard exhibition presents several bio-based products from more than a dozen companies, displaying current, concrete realization of the bio-economy. Bio-based products are evidence of the bio-economy, and it is important to communicate the benefits of these products to all stakeholders along the value chain, including producers, distributors, users, consumers, public authorities, and NGOs. As environmental awareness grows, the demand for products from sustainable manufacturing processes, including bio-based products, is also likely to increase and, with it, the need to raise awareness and broaden knowledge about these innovative products.

The walking exhibition was developed against this background. Its objective is to show that the bio-economy is more than a policy. It proposes concrete solutions to major societal, environmental and economic challenges. European industry has adopted some of these solutions and found new, innovative and resource-efficient ways of developing services and goods, thus contributing to develop an industrial economy that is low carbon, high value and locally sourced. The EU, national, regional, and local governments, industries, individual companies, workers, and consumers will all need to contribute to the changes the bio-economy and these bio-based products offer.

BBI JU is very proud to share this unique show with the participants of the Bioeconomy Investment Summit. This an interactive exhibition conceived to guide participants through new, wondrous solutions for renewable raw materials and waste – clothes made of milk that cannot be used for consumption, cups made of used coffee waste, bikes made of flax fibres, dandelion flowers turned into tyres...

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