In Brussels to foster European bioeconomy

La sede della Commissione europea, BruxellesDear Readers,

we would like to draw your attention to the stakeholder event on the planned bio-based industries PPP (Public-Private Partnership) BRIDGE organised by the European Commission DG Research on 09 January 2013 in Brussels.
During this event, the Commission will present the results of the public consultation, which ran until mid-December; and several partners active in the PPP will present the vision and mission of BRIDGE. The stakeholder meeting will be opened by DG Robert-Jan Smits, followed by presentations from Stephan Tanda (DSM), Catia Bastioli (Novamont), Tini Hooymans (TNO) as well as a panel discussion with representatives from the EU Commission, Industry and RTOs moderated by Lars Hansen (Novozymes).

We hope to see many of you in attendance to show the support for the bioeconomy in Europe.

Following the launch of an online public consultation on 21 September 2012 about “Bio-based industries, towards a public-private partnership under Horizon 2020”, DG RTD is organising a one-day stakeholder meeting on 09 January 2013 in Brussels. The aim of the meeting will be to present industry’s vision and objectives of this partnership together with the strategic innovation and research agenda and the results of the online public consultation, which closed on 14 December 2012.
The meeting will be opened by DG RTD Director-General Robert-Jan Smits, followed by speakers from industry and research organisations. The meeting will provide for opportunities to discuss directly with the speakers relevant issue.

All those directly or indirectly connected with the bio-based industries, including representatives of public authorities, farmers and foresters, businesses and associations, academics and technical experts, civil society organisations and individual citizens are encouraged to attend the meeting and to provide their view and feedback on this planned partnership.

A final report on the outcome of the online public consultation will be published in the course of 2013, taking into account the conclusions from this stakeholder meeting.

Meeting venue at Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels,Charlemagne,+1000+City+of+Brussels,+Belgium&sa=X&ei=ujTLUJCTGIO2hAero4GQAQ&ved=0CKUBELYD

Registration is open from now on until 04 January 2013 under .
Please provide your name first and last name, date of birth, country of origin and professional occupation. Incomplete registrations will not be taken into account. Registrations will be considered on a first come first served basis.

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