The BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2019 took place on 4 December 2019 at the Egg Congress and Meeting Center in Brussels.
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.
Full videos of the sessions will be uploaded soon.
Videos on specific BBI JU’s projects will be uploaded soon.
Find below the PDF versions of the slides.
Opening keynote speeches
Green materials in automotive – Rosanna Serra, FCA Group Director of Materials Labs & Global Material Leader
Wolfgang Burtscher, Deputy Director-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission (no presentation slides)
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 (no presentation slides)
Making the Bioeconomy work in Europe - Dirk Pilat, Deputy Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
The role of consumer behaviour for bioeconomy development - Christine Lang, German representative, International Advisory Council on Global Bioeconomy
Plenary session 2 – Bio-based Europe: vision and strategic objectives
Benefits of Bioeconomy – Jaana Husu-Kallio, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland
Stora Enso: Our role in a growing bioeconomy – Daniel Badman, Head of Public Affairs and Sustainability Communications, Stora Enso
Vision 2050 and roadmap for first decade: SIRA 2030 – Dirk Carrez, Executive Director, Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC)
Plenary session 3 – Stable, supportive and coherent policies: the road to the bio-based products uptake
An Innovative Bio-refinery for absorbent hygiene products – Massimiliano Schietroma, Biorefinery Leader, FaterSMART
Stable policies for bioeconomy development – Raul Kirjanen, CEO, AS Graanul Invest / OÜ Graanul Biotech
Maria Da Graça Carvalho, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), European Parliament
Plenary session 4 – Transforming the global bio-based field
Intervention of Giovanni de Santi – Giovanni de Santi, Director of Directorate D - Sustainable Resources, Joint Research Centre
Innovating in the Bioeconomy – Niklas von Weymarn, CEO, Metsä Spring
Developing the Sustainable and Circular BioEconomy in EU – Lene Lange, Vice Chair BBI SC, Director, Professor, PhD et Dr.Scient.“BioEconomy, Research & Advisory”
Final keynote speech
Bio-based materials as a pillar of Michelin Sustainable Strategy - Christophe Rahier, Senior Vice President High Tech Materials, Strategy & New Businesses, Michelin
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)