Sustainable and Competitive: the Bioeconomic Future of the EU

Start/Stop Date:
20 Sep 2023
Fraunhofer EU Office
Maison de la Poste Tour & Taxis Gare Maritime Picardstraat / Rue Picard 7 1000 Brussels
Focus Areas:
Bioeconomy, nutrition, food, Biomass material utilization, CO2 value creation, socio-economic aspects of the bioeconomy
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It is our great pleasure to invite you to share your perspective, experiences and knowledge in our event »Sustainable and competitive: the bioeconomic future of the EU«.

Climate change, biodiversity loss, resource scarcity, increasing global population: all pose huge challenges to humanity. The bioeconomy, through its technology, goods, and knowledge, provides solutions. It is our chance to make a significant contribution towards a more sustainable economy and way of life

On September 20, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft invites you to discuss its Roadmap for the Future Development of the Circular Bioeconomy and these key questions: 

  • What are the scientific and technological potentials and challenges of the bioeconomy till 2035?
  • Where will applied research promote a market ramp-up of the bioeconomy meeting ecological and socioeconomic needs?
  • Which kind of political framework conditions are needed to achieve this

Be inspired to work with us on solutions for the four application areas of bioeconomy: Nutrition, biomass material utilization, CO2 value creation and socio-economic aspects of the bioeconomy.

Please register until July 30, 2023.


12:00 Registration and lunch

12:45 Introduction: Roadmap for the Future Development of the Circular Bioeconomy
Markus Wolperdinger, Director Fraunhofer IGB
Alexander Böker, Director Fraunhofer IAP

13:15 Bioconomy in the EU - a key strategic priority
Peter Wehrheim, Head of Unit "Food Systems and Bioeconomy", DG Research, European Commission

13:30 Parallel workshops - Part I

Workshop A: Nutrition
Workshop B: Biomass material utilization

14:30 Coffee break

14:45 Parallel workshops - Part II

Workshop C: CO2 value creation
Workshop D: Socio-economic aspects of the bioeconomy

15:45 Plenary discussion

16:00 End of the event