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16 January 2020

Save the date: International business networking event in Kaunas

On 2nd–3rd April 2020, the Lithuanian Biotechnology Association kindly invites business representatives to attend an international networking event “Biomass Resources and Their Innovative Deployment: Exchange of Knowledge and Contacts, Funding Opportunities”, which will be held together with the 25th international agricultural exhibition “Ką pasėsi… 2020” in Kaunas, Lithuania.

The event is organized in the framework of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region project “Unlocking the Potential of Bio-based Value Chains in the Baltic Sea Region” (BalticBiomass4Value), which is being implemented by 17 business, science and public sector organizations from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Norway, and Russia.

 

Part 1. Plenary Session

2nd April 2020, Thursday, 11:30–13:00, Conference Room at IVth Building of VMU Agriculture Academy, Universiteto Street 8A, Akademija, Kaunas District

During the plenary session, Nelo Emerencia, Programming Director of the Bio-Based Industries Consortium (Belgium), will present the activities of the Bio-Based Industries Consortium, which represents private sector in the public-private partnership with the European Commission for investing in bio-based innovations (11:30–12:00). Meanwhile, dr. Darius Liutikas, Head of the Science and Innovation Division at the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania (Lithuania), will share the achievements and future directions of the Policy Area “Bioeconomy” of the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (12:00–12:20).

The participants will also have an opportunity to get acquainted with the first results of the BalticBiomass4Value project. Dr. Mariusz Stolarski, Professor of the Centre for Bioeconomy and Renewable Energies at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Poland), will present the results of the analysis of biomass potential, logistics and deployment practices in the Baltic Sea Region, as well as possibilities to improve biomass value chains in the region’s bioenergy sector (12:20–12:40). Birger Vennesland, Research Scientist of the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (Norway), will introduce the long-term prospects of the bioenergy sector in the Baltic Sea Region by presenting trends and forecasts of bioenergy production and consumption in countries of this region (12:40–13:00).

The plenary session will be moderated by Virginija Kargytė, Project Manager of the BalticBiomass4Value (Research Institute for Bioeconomy at Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy, Lithuania).

 

Part 2. Individualized Sessions

3rd April 2020, Friday, 10:30–13:00, Room No. 610 at IIIrd Building of VMU Agriculture Academy, Universiteto Street 10, Akademija, Kaunas District

During the first session (10:30–11:45), innovative uses of biomass resources for the production of environment-friendly higher value-added bio-based products (plastic substitutes, etc.) will be presented and discussed with business companies. The participants will be introduced to relevant innovation support programs and will have an opportunity to establish useful contacts with other business companies and scientists with relevant expertise. The session will be led by dr. Inga Matijošytė, Head of the Sector of Applied Biocatalysis at Vilnius University Life Sciences Centre Institute of Biotechnology (Lithuania).

During the second session (11:45–13:00), innovative uses of biomass resources (agricultural wastes, etc.) for the production of bioenergy will be presented and discussed with business companies. The participants will be introduced to relevant innovation support programs and will have an opportunity to establish useful contacts with other business companies and scientists with relevant expertise. The session will be led by dr. Kęstutis Navickas, Professor of the Institute of Energy and Biotechnology Engineering at Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy (Lithuania).

 

You can download the full program of the event here.

Languages of the event are English and Lithuanian.

There are no charges, but pre-registration is required, since the number of participants is limited and, for the preparation of the event, the organizers need information on activity areas of the companies planning to participate. Please register by filling in the registration form here. Notably, information provided in the registration form will only be used for the purpose of organizing the event.

 

Participants of this event are welcome to visit the 25th international agricultural exhibition “Ką pasėsi… 2020”, which does not require registration and is also free of charge.

For more information, please visit the official website of the exhibition here.

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