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Bioeconomy Innovation

Day 2024

Join us on 5 June 2024 in Lemgo, North Rhine-Westphalia, for an intensive one-day event gathering forest innovators and leaders from industry, government, research, and other key stakeholders in the forest bioeconomy.

The development and uptake of renewable, circular solutions are essential for achieving the green transition – and a stronger reliance on bio-based products and materials is key to this.

Today, construction, food packaging, and industrial manufacturing are highly material-intensive sectors that must be transformed into circular and increasingly bio-based sectors.

The Bioregions Facility has adopted this vision. Its implementation requires bridging the knowledge-innovation divide, speeding up the uptake of new solutions, and strengthening cross-sectoral collaboration.

  • When: 5 June 2024
  • Where: Lemgo, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024

An exciting networking event featuring forward-looking keynotes, high-impact pitches of innovative solutions, and networking opportunities awaits you. The Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024 will be held on 5 June 2024 in Lemgo, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

The event will bring together forest innovators and leaders from industry, government, research, and other key stakeholders in the forest bioeconomy. Register for the event today and stay tuned for more updates.

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Preliminary agenda – 5 June 2024 (CEST)

Updated on 16 April 2024

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  • 8:15 | Registration
  • 9:00 | Welcoming words
  • Speaker: Welcoming words by the Ministry and organisers
  • 9:30 | First keynote speech: The Bioeconomy Council of Nord-Rhine Westphalia
  • Speaker: Prof. Dr. Katja Frühwald-König
  • 10:00 | Second keynote speech: Realising the circular wood-based bioeconomy: the striped unicorns, the circular rainbow, and truths difficult to share
  • Speaker: Veronika Auer, Product Sustainability Communication at EGGER Group
  • 10:30 | Networking and coffee

Pitch session 1: New opportunities for forest owners

  • 11:00 | Keynote speech: New value streams for forest owners in Europe
  • Keynote speech: New value streams for forest owners in Europe
  • MicoQR.app: Making the best of forest mushrooms, Pablo Sabin, Director of CESEFOR
  • Ecosystem Value Association: A forest climate standard for German forests, Elias Raiser, value-chain manager
  • Ecobase: Developing European Forestry Carbon Projects, Jaan Sepping, CEO/Founder of Ecobase
  • 12:20 | Lunch and networking

Pitch session 2: Advanced and circular bio-based solutions 

  • 13:40 | Keynote speech: Towards a more sustainable wood construction sector
  • Speaker: Jowat adhesives
  • Strong by form: High-performance bio-composites
  • CircuLignum: An online platform supporting the circular use of wood
  • WOODC.A.R: Bringing wood into the mobility sector
  • 15:00 | Coffee break
  • 15:30 | Networking session: Initiatives for supporting innovation in forest and wood-based bioeconomy
  • Keynote: Investment opportunities in the forest bioeconomy sector
  • Panel discussion

Networking session: Initiatives for supporting innovation in forest and wood-based bioeconomy

  • 15:30 | Keynote: Investment opportunities in the forest bioeconomy sector
  • Panel discussion
  • Zentrum Holz:  Supporting innovation in forest and wood-based bioeconomy in North Rhine-Westphalia, Dr. Lukas Emmerich, Wald und Holz NRW
  • CTFC Forestry Hub
  • Future Forest Initiative: A platform to develop solutions for the forest, Christoph zu Stolberg, Head of International Relations & Forest Lab
  • 17:00 | Networking reception
  • 18: 00 | End of the Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024

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