Maritime Forum

Registration is open! – First Event of the European Blue Bioeconomy Forum

Event date:
07/12/2018 - 08:30 to 18:00
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    The Blue Bioeconomy Forum will host its first stakeholder event on 7th December 2018 in Amsterdam
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    What is the European Blue Bioeconomy Forum?

    This forum is organised for industries, public agencies, financial organisations, researchers and civil society, working on or interested in the Blue Bioeconomy of the EU – aquatic and marine environments. During the event we will look at the current status of the emerging Blue Bioeconomy in Europe, identify strategic developments, market opportunities, financing possibilities and research priorities. We will discuss challenges for the sustainable production of food, non-food and feed in the Blue Bioeconomy sector. The exchange of ideas is expected to result in formulation of a roadmap for the development of the Blue Bioeconomy in the EU.

      

    Why should you join us?

    • You will learn about trends, opportunities and challenges that are faced by different actors of the Blue Bioeconomy sector in the EU.
    • You will have opportunities to meet key stakeholders of the Blue Bioeconomy sector.
    • You will be invited to participate in discussions with core experts in the areas of policy, environment and regulation, finance and business development, value chain and markets, and science, technology and innovation.
    • You will be able to help shape the roadmap for the development of the Blue Bioeconomy of the EU.

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    Date:  7th of December 2018

    Time:  8:30 – 18:00 CET

    Location:  Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Contact:  BBF-secretariat@technopolis-group.com

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    Agenda

    Registration and welcome coffee (8.30-9.00)

    Opening plenary session (9.00-9.25)

    • Welcome note by Bernhard Friess, Director of the Directorate "Maritime Policy and Blue Economy" of the European Commission's Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Directorate-General
    • Introduction by Vitor Verdelho, on behalf of the Blue Bioeconomy Forum Steering Group.

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    Panel Discussion (9.25-10.40)

    Interactive discussion with 5 panel members, starting with introductory remarks from each providing an overview of current activities and trends in the blue bioeconomy. Questions from the plenary.

    Panelists confirmed:

    • Pierre Erwes, Executive Chairman, BioMarine, www.BioMarine.org
    • Alessandro Pititto, COGEA and EMODnet (The European Marine Observation and Data Network)
    • Thomas Vyzikas, Project Officer, Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), 
    • Ilaria Nardello, Executive Director, European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC-ERIC)
    • Martin Poulsen, Managing Director, Acacia Sustainable Business Advisors, member of the Blue Bioeconomy Investment Study team
    • Agostino Inguscio, Policy Officer, DG RTD Marine Resources unit

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    Coffee break (11.00-11.20)

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    The Blue Bioeconomy Forum has four working groups that will gather during this event. For each working group a short overview will be provided of the themes to be addressed:

    • Policy, Environment and Regulation
    • Finance and Business Development
    • Value Chains, Markets and Consumers
    • Science, Technology and Innovation

    A short description of each session is available here

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    Thematic / working group sessions (11.20-12.45)

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    Topics by theme:

    Policy, Environment and Regulation

    Finance and Business Development

    Value Chains, Markets and Consumers

    Science, Technology and Innovation

    Complexity of licensing procedures

    Mismatch of private investors expected timeline of returns with Blue Bioeconomy initiatives

    Lack of consumer awareness and consumer acceptance on bio-based products from aquatic or marine environments

    Collaboration between academia (researchers) and industry; responding to the needs of end-users

    Field meeting room 1

    Polder meeting room 3

    Polder meeting room 2

    Polder meeting room 1

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    Lunch (13.00-14.00)

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    Second working group session (14.00-15.15)

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    Topics by theme:

    Policy, Environment and Regulation

    Finance and Business Development

    Value Chains, Markets and Consumers

    Science, Technology and Innovation

    Environmental challenges and solutions

    Lack of understanding from private market investors of the Blue Bioeconomy potential

    Lack of valorisation of side products from marine origin materials

    Development, coordination, networking and improvement of technological research infrastructures to support marine biotechnology

    Field meeting room 1

    Polder meeting room 3

    Polder meeting room 2

    Polder meeting room 1

    Coffee break (15.15-15.35)

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    Short summaries of sessions by moderators/rapporteurs and presentation of projects pipeline (15.30-16.30)

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    Networking (16.30-18.00)

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    You can also find the agenda in attachment (see right column -click on "attachment" to display)

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