2nd December 2014 - 3rd Bioeconomy Forum - Business & Policy Dialogues - Projects from the fields of Food, Biotech and Forestry present - experts comment.
CommNet Business Dialogues
9:00 - Venue open, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Brussels
9:15 - Welcome to the CommNet Business Dialogues
9:30 - Bioeconomy projects present their business focus - expert reviewers provide feedback
Projects and their business potential:
a) SUCCIPACK – Biobased packaging materials. Presented by Christoph Cotillon, Actia, Paris
b) PICK 'N PACK – Intelligent packaging. Presented by John Gray, University of Manchester
c) OPTIBIOCAT – Biobased compounds for cosmeticals. Presented by Anne Langbehn, Biocom, Berlin
d) FOODINTEGRITY - Food quality and food safety. Presented by Christina Steveni, Food and environment Agency Research, York, UK
a) Olga Martin-Belloso, Dept. of Food Technology, Universidad de Lleida, Spain
b) Susanne Braun, Director Life Scence Research Center, Stuttgart-Hohenheim University, Germany
c) Karolien Vanbroekhoven, Vito, Research Technology Institute, Mol, Belgium
12:00 - Lunch
CommNet Policy Dialogues
14:00 - Welcome to the CommNet Policy Dialogues - Setting the scene in forestry research and policy
14:15 - The SIMWOOD project, presented by Andreas Kleinschmitt von Lengefeld, Institut Technologique FCBA, Paris
14:30 - The SUMFOREST project, presented by Dr. Mathias Greimel, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management of Austria, Vienna
14:45 - Entering into discussion with expert panellists from the European Commission
a) Doru-Leonard Irmie, Research Programme Officer, Directorate General Research and Innovation, Unit Agrifood Chain
b) Aljoscha Requardt, Secretary General, European Forestry House CEPF, Brussels
c) Steve Smith, Policy Officer, Team "Forestry", Directorate General Agriculture and Rural Development, Unit Environment, Forestry and Climate Change
c) Claus Schultze, Policy Analyst, Directorate General Regional and Urban Policy, Competence Centre Smart and Sustainable Growth
16:15 - Close
3rd December 2014 - 3rd Bioeconomy Forum: High level Debates on Trends in Bioeconomy and Science Communication in HORIZON 2020.
9:00 - Venue open, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Brussels
9:15 - Welcome - Rhonda Smith, CommNet Chair
9:30 - Opening Address: MEP Eva Kaili, European Parliament, Chair STOA Panel, ITRE_Industry, Research & Energy Committee
10:00 - Keynote speeches and Q&A sessions are moderated by Thomas Dodd, EU Bioeconomy Panel, Directorate General Research and Innovation, EU Commission
Keynote I - "Healthy Food for All - Do we need a change in bioeconomy chains?" - Prof. Harry Aiking (emrts.), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Q&A session with: Marc-Olivier Herman, EU Policy Lead, Oxfam EU Advocacy Office; Valentina Pinna, Lombardy Region Office, Head of Research; Brandon Mitchener, Europe Public Affairs Lead, Monsanto.
11:00 - Coffee-break
Keynote II - "Science Communication matters from Day 1 - Trends in HORIZON 2020" - Alexandra Ruete, Communication EU Officer, Directorate General Research and Innovation, EU Commission
Q&A session with: Thomas Ammerl, Bavarian Research Alliance, Head of Environment, Energy & Bioeconomy; Bridget Benelam, British Nutrition Foundation & CommNet WPL Education; Bianca Pop, Communication Officer, Pleasure Project; Rhonda Smith, Minerva Communications & CommNet Chair.
12:30 - Lunch
3rd December 2014 - Final Conference - CommFABnet, key learnings, looking ahead. Chair: Prof. Ronan Gormley
14:00 - Introduction - Welcome to the CommNet Final Conference from Mario Martinoli, youris.com, coordinator of the CommFABnet project
14:15 - Keynote - “Research must reach out to deliver its promise”, Prof. Ronan Gormley, UCD, University College Dublin
14:40 - Key learnings - Key learnings and messages for Horizon2020”: CommNet’s experience in communicating Bioeconomy research to its citizens, young people, Industry and policy makers and improving researchers’ communication skills
15:40 - Coffee Break
16:00 - CommNet projects showcase - Case studies of best practice selected from Impact Awards entrants
Introduction - How the CommNet network has supported member projects, Rhonda Smith, Minerva, chair of CommNet network
16:10 - Best practice - Short presentations of projects from food, agriculture and biotechnology by CommNet members shortlisted to the Impact Awards, in the categories of citizens, young people, industry and policy makers
3rd December 2014 - Communication Impact Awards Ceremony - "And the winners are..." Chair: Rhonda Smith
17:30 - Introduction to the CommNet Impact Awards, Rhonda Smith. Overview of the projects shortlisted for the impact Awards for each category – Prof. Ronan Gormley (CommNet Advisory Board member and Impact Awards judge).
17:40 - Impact Awards Ceremony - The bioeconomy projects in food, agriculture and biotechnology judged most effective in their communication will receive the CommNet Impact awards prizes. Photo Session with winners, jury and chair.
18:15 - Cocktail Reception
19:00 - Close