In 2015, bioeconomy in Italy has shown a production potential amounting to 251 billion euro, equal to 8.1% of the total value of national production, employing approximately 1.65 million people. Italy is in third position. Germany is first with a production worth €327 billion (6.1%) and France second with €285 billion (7.5%). Spain is fourth (€212 billion, 10.8%) followed by the UK (€147 billion, 4.7%)). In these five countries, the bioeconomy is worth €1.22 trillion.
Approximately 250 delegates from EU, Tunisia, Russia, Turkey and Canada, 40 scientific presentations, 30 scientific posters and a round table on “The role of clusters in fostering the bioeconomy”. These are the numbers of IFIB, the Italian Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy, which opens today to the world in Naples at Castel dell’Ovo (Egg Castle). Continue reading
Naples will be the Euro-mediterranean capital of the bioeconomy for a couple of days. The Italian Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy (IFIB) goes to the wonderful city of Southern Italy from 22 to 23 October 2013 at Castel dell’Ovo (Egg Castle), a seaside castle located on the former island of Megaride, now a peninsula, on the gulf of Naples .
With around 250 delegates in attendance from approximately twenty different countries from all around the world, the conference truly succeeds in its ambitious aim to transform from an Italian event to a Euro-mediterranean congress for the vibrant and dynamic sector of the bioeconomy.
Naples, Southern Italy. In that part of the country that governments, since the Unification of Italy, have consciously and culpably left behind. Naples, a city that is the mirror of the Italic contradictions and of a South which is struggling to emerge: Naples the Rich, Naples the Poor, Naples the Noble, Naples the Plebeian, Naples and its many colors, Naples in black like the pitch which is brought by the boats of its sea.