Event: World Bioeconomy Forum (Ruka, Finland, 9-11 September 2020)

Bringing leading edge bioeconomy face-to-face with one of the world’s unique areas of outstanding natural beauty and biodiverse forests. The 3rd World BioEconomy Forum will be held at Ruka on September 9–11, 2020. World BioEconomy Forum will bring together major think tanks, regulators and operators in this famous holiday resort in northeast Finland.

OPP Meeting Summary: EP ITRE Committee – Structured dialogue with Mr Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal (18 February 2020)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ITRE Committee – Structured dialogue with Ms Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth (18 February 2020)

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Event: 10th International Conference on Key Engineering Materials (Madrid, 26-29 March 2020)

The purpose of The 10th International Conference on Key Engineering Materials (ICKEM 2020) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the whole range of fields related to the materials that underpin modern technologies. Papers presenting original work were invited in the areas listed below.

Press Release: EU invests more than €100 million in new LIFE Programme projects to promote a green and climate-neutral Europe

Includes a Q&A on LIFE Integrated Projects.

The European Commission today announced an investment of €101.2 million for the latest projects under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action.

Event: 15th ICIS World Olefins Conference (Madrid, 4 March 2020)

2020 is looking likely to be the year where global market conditions become clearer. As we reach the culmination of US ethylene capacity, look at the growing trend towards the circular economy, new capacity investments and potential new technologies entering the market, the industry appears to be at a turning point. Are you and your business prepared for what comes next?

ICIS is pleased to announce that the 15th World Olefins Conference will be taking place on the 4th March 2020, in Madrid, Spain. This event will once again bring together the global players from the olefins value chain to discuss the latest developments in the market and to ensure that you have all the necessary information and connections to drive your business forward.

Press Release: The Blue Bioeconomy Forum – A platform set out to identify and solve challenges in the European blue bioeconomy sector

Blue bioeconomy has a lot to contribute to the new EU Green Deal: Limiting coastal nuisance of green algae and use this biomass for biobased products, such as bioplastic, or edible seafood packaging can be part of the solution. However, there are still challenges affecting the sector. In response, the Blue Bioeconomy Forum developed two publications designed to tackle obstacles and provide tangible solutions.

UPDATED – Agenda: Competitiveness Council (27-28 February 2020)

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Agenda: Research Working Party (17 February 2020)

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UPDATED – Agenda: Horizon 2020 Expert Group on the Economic and Societal Impact of Research and Innovation (main group) (27 January 2020)

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Event: BBI JU Poland National Info Day (Wroclaw, 4 March 2020)

The information day has the following objectives:

  • Provide the information about the BBI JU initiative, present the rules for participation and the 2020 funding opportunities
  • Present the projects already implemented under the Initiative by Polish stakeholders
  • Demonstrate the potential of the bio-based industries, through partnerships across the value chains, for securing investments in Poland and/or having Polish stakeholders benefit from EU funded bio-based industry projects
  • Provide networking opportunities

Event: Raw Materials Summit 2020 (Berlin, 18-20 May 2020)

RM Summit 2020 will gather experts from Europe and the rest of the world to discuss Innovation and new Technologies covering the entire raw materials value chain. Most relevant topics in the raw materials sector will be addressed such as strategies concerning supply and access of raw materials, European industrial competitiveness and innovation capacity as well as entrepreneurship and innovation in education.

Agenda: Joint Research/Atomic Questions Working Party (13 February 2020)

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Press Release: FLIPT – how to replace plastic with the creation of a sustainable and resistant fibre

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UPDATED – Agenda: 8th meeting of the Shadow Strategic Configuration of the Horizon Europe Programme Committee (23 January 2020)

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Press Release: EIT Climate-KIC CEO selected as top expert to advise the European Commission

On 27 January 2020, the European Commission announced EIT Climate-KIC CEO Kirsten Dunlop as one of 16 experts that will provide independent advice on future EU research and innovation policy

Update: Verified technologies under the ETV Pilot Programme

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Agenda: Research Working Party (10 February 2020)

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Stakeholder Press Release: Rewarding Sustainable Forest Management practices will enhance biodiversity and climate resilience of EU forests

This week, the European Commission is hosting the “International Conference on Forests for Biodiversity and Climate” in Brussels to discuss pressures on EU forest ecosystems due to, among others, climate change as well as how to best protect forests and their biodiversity for a climate neutral and climate resilient land.

Event: 2020 UfM Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy (Barcelona, 10 & 11 March 2020)

The UfM Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy on 10 and 11 March 2020 will take place at the Palau de Pedralbes, in Barcelona (Spain). The UfM Regional Stakeholders Conference on Blue Economy is a key step on the way to the 2020 UfM Ministerial Conference on Blue Economy, scheduled for the 2nd July in Malta.

The Stakeholder Conference is meant to offer the possibility to consult with a wide range of relevant actors on priority themes identified by the countries to feed the joint post 2020 Blue Economy agenda; promote dialogue and exchange of experiences on common areas of work; keep stock of the progress of the activities at regional level; and maintain a high participatory approach to ensure stakeholders involvement in pulling together capacities, mandates and resources.

Press Release: EIT Climate-KIC: Malaysia and Estonia win Climathon Global Awards

The city of Penang, Malaysia, and a team from Tallinn, Estonia, were announced the winners of EIT Climate-KIC’s Climathon Global Awards at the ChangeNOW summit in Paris.

Press Release: Stepping up to reduce emissions

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Exchange of views with Commissioner Breton (3 February 2020)

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