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Bioeconomy is not another fashionable topic of talks for ambitious scientists. This is a necessity without which the global economy cannot develop in the future

Bioeconomy involves the use of renewable biological raw materials and the conversion of these raw materials, their residues, by-products and by-products of waste streams, into value-added products such as food, feed and bio-based products, services and energy. We already know today that bio-management is not another fashionable topic of talks for ambitious scientists. This is a necessity without which the world economy is not able to develop in the future - the problem concerns both access to raw materials and the deteriorating condition of the environment and, consequently, the quality of life on earth.   

We also know that the bioeconomy should be developed in the context of the principles of the circular economy, consisting in the efficient use of natural resources, biodegradability and intelligent consumption, the use of innovation and changes in lifestyle and diet. Preserving, or rather recovering, the environment for humans requires many paradigms to change. Experience shows, however, that awareness of needs in this area is very low, although progress should also be noted.

Bioeconomy pioneers have already understood that it is not only a necessity, but also a huge potential and an opportunity for enterprising and innovative people. The bioeconomy session is just addressed to them. Where are the opportunities for development? Who can or should we cooperate with in order not to remain on the sidelines of events? What technologies will play a key role in the economy of the future? Does this always have to be technology or can you benefit from non-technological solutions?

It is hard to find today a field that more than a circular bioeconomy would open up opportunities for beneficial cooperation for so many people and institutions. It is worth placing yourself in the right place in the value chain, which by definition has no end.

Małopolska is a member of the European enterprise called Avant-garde Initiative, in which the goal of one of the pilot projects is to accelerate the introduction on the European Union market of solutions that increase the use of biomass in the production of material goods and services.

The BIOGOSPODARKA session at #LSOS19 is implemented in cooperation with Avant-garde Initiativeand its aim is to present opportunities for undertaking joint ventures, projects and challenges focused on the use of biotechnology and the closed-cycle economy.

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Project implemented with the financial support of the Lesser Poland Voivodship as part of the Avant-garde Initiative.


Session Leader:
Janusz Kahl, SPCleantech Cluster
A Danish citizen of Polish origin, born in Krakow, a graduate of the Copenhagen Business School (Copenhagen University of Economics, DK) with a specialization in organization, strategy and foreign trade. At present, as the only representative of Central and Eastern Europe is a member of the 5 program's personal Steering Committee "Skills for smart industrial specialization and digital transformation" commissioned by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises) operating under the powers delegated by the European Commission, EASME / DG GROW to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) from Luxembourg.

Progress in the transition towards a bio-based economy and new biobased business cases.
Maurizio Bettiga, EviKrets Biobased Processes Consultants

Presentation List:

  • Progress in the transition towards a bio-based economy and new biobased business cases - Maurizio Bettiga, EviKrets
  • How to assess your Bioeconomy potential - Niels Dalhoff, Dansk LEAN Partner aps
  • Microplastic - invisible threat - Rafał Łazanowski, WESSLING Polska sp. Z oo
  • Integration of NORDPHOS BioGenerator with agricultural and biogas production systems - Janusz Kahl, South Poland Cleantech Cluster Sp. z o. o
  • A demo case of Małopolska within the Vanguard Initiative - Maciej Guzik, Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences

Introduction to the session