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Programme

Programme

Brussels, 11-12 October 2012

 

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Programme Overview

DAY 1, 11th Oct: Morning session >
DAY 1, 11th Oct: Afternoon session >
DAY 2, 12th Oct: Morning session >

 

Draft Agenda

 

DAY 1,11th oct: Morning session

Outlooks for the Bioeconomy

9:00hWelcome;CommNet chair Rhonda Smith
Food Cluster Initiative (FCI) chair Professor Xavier Gellynck
Moderation: Geoff Watts, freelance science writer and broadcaster BBC
9:10hIntroductionEuropean Commission, Ciaran Mangan, DG Research
9:25hKeynote IGreen Global Growth – food and environment perspectives
MEP Judith A. Merkies, ENVI and ITRE committee European Parliament
9:45hKeynoteIIKnowledge-driven Food Innovation “Unlocking the  power of wheat”
Bettina Zeuch, Product Manager, Kampffmeyer Food Innovation GmbH, Hamburg
10:10h 

NETWORKING COFFEE – SCIENCE MEETS POLITICS

  

Chair: Atti Vassarotti, European Commission

Moderator : Geoff Watts, freelance science writer and broadcaster BBC

10:30hDialogue:Expectations on the knowledge-transfer – science –industry. Top-line topic
What is lacking most ?
  Dialoge with Bettina Zeuch, Food Industry;
  Françoise Gorga, European Technology Platform, ETP, “Food for Life”
  Gert Huemer, « UEAPME », SME-association 
10:45hPanel:Food, Wellbeing, Environment – drivers or issues of concern?
  Discussion with MEP Maria da Graça Carvalho, ITRE committee EP;
Ciaran Mangan, EU Commission, Françoise Gorga, ETP
                         Bettina Zeuch,Food Industry, Gert Huemer, SMEassociation
   
12:00h LUNCH BREAK; FAB/FCI-networking arena with thematic meeting spots
   

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DAY 1, 11th Oct. : AFTERNOON SESSION

Workshops of EU Research Projects

  Chair of the afternoon session: Professor Judith Butriss, British Nutrition Foundation
Moderator: Geoff Watts , journalist
 
14:10hTransfer reports / Transfer talkTechnology Transfer Dialogue between EU projects and experts
  Projects demonstrate transfer experiences: PROSPARE (Stefano Sforza),
TeRIFIQ (Christian Salles), FIBEBIOTECS (Juriann Mes),
EUROFIR/NuGO (Siân Astley);CONFFIDENCE (Stefan van Leeuwen),
PlantLIBRA ( Alejandro Rodarte)
Tech-transfer experts give feedback: ttz (Christian Colmer), aqua TT (Gill Marmelstein); DIL (Kerstin Lienemann), UGent(Benedikt Sas)
15:45  NETWORKING COFFEE
16:00hTrend report INutrition and nutrigenomics new trends in open data access
  André Boorsma, TNO-Institute, Netherlands
16:20hTrend report II

Food Security – a macro and a micro issue for adaptations

Heather Mckhann, JPI-FACCE (Food, Agri,Climate), INRA Paris

16:40hDialogue/Open DebateWhat do the mega-trends mean for future research/business?
Academia and Industry assessing the trend themes
(with Francis Butler, UC Dublin, SAFEFOOD; Carl Lachat, UGent, SUNRAY, Caspar Zulim De Zwarte, JPI-HDHL(Healthy Diet, Healthy Life; ) (tbc); Xavier Gellynck, NETGROW, et.al
 
17:40h 

Network Reports   

Global challenge “obesity vs. malnutrition”: How regions and multidisciplinar projects address manifold stakeholders. The “AFRESH” project case

- Changes at work – nutrition, excercises, behaviour (Daniela Kahlert, Stuttgart University)

- Food aid and food access – the example of short supply chains (Dominque Paturel, INRA , Montpellier)

18:15h 

Wrapping – up of Day I and outlook Day II

Rhonda Smith, chair of CommNet  and Sylvia Schreiber, FCI communication

   
18:30h NETWORKING COCKTAIL

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DAY 2, 12th Oct. :MORNING SESSION

The Food Cluster Initiative (FCI) and regional impacts in bioeconomy

 Chair of Day TwoXavier Gellynck,  Gent University,  FCI Chair 
 ModerationSylvia Schreiber , FCI communication
9:00 WelcomeXavier Gellynck, Gent University, FCI Chair
9:05Introduction

Capacities in Nutrtion Research
Alexandra Tuitelaars, DG Research & innovation

9:35h 

JOINT ACTIONS TO BOOST  BIO ECONOMY, WELL-BEING AND ENVIRONMENT IN REGIONS

REGIONAL ACTIONS TO MEET SOCIETAL CHALLENGES 

Health related lifestyle changes for four target groups – the multidisciplinary “AFRESH”- Joint Action Plan, Sylvie Albert, Agropolis

Childrens` programmes for active growth – Stuart Fairclough, John Moors University

Diet-related disease prevention benefitting from regional sports events – Thijs Eisvogel, Radboud Universiteit

Dialogue: Capacity Building in the Food-and Well-Being Clusters: What is lacking most?

FROM RESEARCH POTENTIAL TO  ENTREPRENEURIAL  ACTIONS

10:45h 

Knowledge Transfer in Eastern Europe and in the Mediterranian Regions   

The Research-to-AgrofoodSME(RAF)-Regions and Inno–Food Southeast Europe - Food innovation clusters, Nikos Giannoulidis, Euroconsultants S.A.
Transfer cases in the Inno-Food Southeast Europe Cluster

11:15h Coffee break
   
11:30h 

SME support in the future HORIZON 2020 programme
Bernd Reichert, EU Commission, DG Research & Innovation

11:50h 

New horizontal actions: Ideas of future research communication, EU Commission
Discussion: Exchange of views with representatives from the EU Commission

12:30h WRAPPING UP and CLOSING OF CONFERENCE
   

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration
under grant agreement No 289699

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