BIOECONOMY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT : THE EUROPEAN UNION’S STRATEGY The First Conference of the World Food research and innovation Forum, towards the Expo
Bioeconomy will represent a real solution for sustainability in food production systems in order to face the earth population feeding challenge our Planet is dealing with. Bioeconomy consists also in a behavioural change of consumer’s towards a new model of environmental awareness.
Furthermore, promoting a bio-based economy means investing in low-carbon industries which are efficient in terms of resources exploitation and bioconversion processes, so as to make them more sustainable and competitive. These new industries, once integrated in the local territory, will provide important opportunities for a sustainable economic development and improve competitiveness, as well as a better protection of environment and local ecosystems .
In the framework of the World Food research and innovation Forum - this conference involves representatives of research and innovation system and experts of the European strategy for bio economy, aiming to encourage investments in new ideas to improve the Planet.
The World Food research and innovation Forum is a strategic initiative of Emilia-Romagna Region dedicated to Expo 2015 “Feeding the planet energy for life” Universal Exposition.
The Forum aims to establish in Emilia-Romagna an international think-tank working to address a strategy for the sustainability, security and safety of food industry in the global market, running both at Italian and European level. The forum is a space for new and diverse perspectives where stakeholder, in research, economy, policy and finance, have the opportunity to share ideas and outline scenarios in technology research and sustainable development.
The Forum - a two year roadmap towards EXPO 2015 - will consist in several international events on research, security and safety, policy in the food sector, from 2014 to 2016.
The World Food research and innovation Forum is promoted by the Emilia-Romagna regional Government and managed by ASTER, the Agency for Innovation and Technology Transfer of Emilia-Romagna.
9.30 Registration of the participants
9.45 Welcome speech Duccio Campagnoli - President Bologna Fiere
Tiberio Rabboni - Councillor for Agriculture, Emilia-Romagna Region
10.15 Biobased industries: opportunities for a sustainable development
Thomas Dodd - Policy Officer – Bioeconomy European Commission - DG Research and Innovation European Bioeconomy Strategy
Giulia Gregori - Head of Strategic Planning Novamont Bioeconomy and Biobased products a real opportunity to reindustrialize Europe
Fabio Fava - Italian Representative for European Bioeconomy Committee in Horizon2020
Biorefineries integrated multi-product for the enhancement of non-food biomass and agro- industrial by-products and waste in rural areas, marginal and ex - industrial country
Constantin Ciupagea - Head of Unit Sustainability Assessments – European Commission, Directorate General Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability
Sustainability assessments and LCA applications in the bioeconomy sectors; A vision from t he DG JRC, European Commission
Arnaldo Dossena – Chair in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry, Dean of Dep. of Food Science, Università di Parma
Valorisation of by-products and wastes for the production of food and feed
Aldo Ceriotti, Director at Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology, CNR Milan Research Area
Plants and bio-economy: challenges and opportunities for the Research
Luca Bianchi - Head of Department for competition and food quality policy, Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies
A roadmap for a sustainable development of bioeconomy
12.00 Chiude i lavori
Paolo De Castro - President Parliament’s Agricolture Committee
Chair: Sergio Pistoi - scientific journalist
Italian-English interpreting is provided
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