The BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2017 brought together the bio-based industries community to facilitate discussion on the strategic direction for the BBI JU programme through constructive and open dialogue with stakeholders by encouraging cross-collaboration between them.
The inaugural Stakeholder Forum took place in Brussels on 6 and 7 December dedicated to engaging directly in dialogue with BBI JU’s projects and stakeholders. It brought together all of BBI JU ongoing projects who were given an opportunity to present their consortium and details of their project in a dedicated exhibition and in thematic workshops. More than 600 participants took part in the event and the two-day programme provided ample opportunities for networking, including a joint networking event with the European Investment Bank in the project exhibition area.
Some interesting presentations were given on: Bio-based Europe: defining the roadmap
– Moderated by Vivienne Parry, O.B.E, Writer & Broadcaster
The value for a shared responsibility for the sustainability of the European bio-based economy
Jack Metthey, Deputy Director-General (act), DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
Ingredients for a successful renewable chemistry cocktail
Tom van Aken, CEO, Avantium N.V.
Bio-based in the spotlight
Mathieu Flamini, Co-founder, GFBiochemicals