The transition towards a bioeconomy is in full swing. One of the challenges in getting there is access to the necessary finance to ensure market introduction of key technologies.
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Belgium will bring together Benelux companies active in the bioeconomy, public and private investors and lenders, and EU and Benelux decision makers in order to discuss this topical issue and identify possible ways forward.
Confirmed speakers include Eleni Zika, BBI JU Head of Programme; the European Investment Bank (EIB), and several Dutch and Belgian biobased companies with first-hand experience in accessing finance and related hurdles.
When: 8 October 2019, 14:00 – 18:00
Where: Netherlands Embassy to Belgium, Avenue de Corthenberg 4-10, Brussels
To register, send an email to email@example.com before 1 October.
Moderator: Dave Keating
Opening statement 14:00 – 14:20
Speaker: Commissioner Phil Hogan
Speaker: Hans van Klink, DSD B.V./Chembeet
Speaker: Roger Blokland, TNO/Biorizon
Presentation of 2017 study on access to finance
Speaker: Paulina Brzezicka, European Investment Bank
Coffee and networking
Circular Bioeconomy Investment Platform
Speaker: fund manager (tbc)
BBI JU synergy label
Eleni Zika, Biobased Industries Joint Undertaking
Drinks and networking
If you have any further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.