Bioeconomy is based on the use of renewable biological raw materials and the conversion of these raw materials, their residues, by-products and by-products from added waste, such as food, feed and bio-based products, services and energy. We already know today that bioeconomy is not yet another fashionable subject of conversations between ambitious scientists. It is a necessity without which the global economy is unable 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 the Earth.
We also know that the bioeconomy should be developed in the context of the principles of a circular economy, based on the effective use of natural resources, biodegradability and intelligent consumption, the use of innovation and lifestyle and diet change. Conservation, or rather, the recovery of the environment for a human, requires changes in many paradigms. However, experience shows that, the awareness of needs in this area is very low, although progress in this area has also to be noted.
Bioeconomy pioneers have already understood that it is not only a necessity but also a huge potential and opportunity for entrepreneurial and innovative people. The bioeconomy session is just addressed to them. Where are the chances for development? With whom you can or need to get involved so that you do not stay on the sidelines of events? What technologies will play a key role in the future economy? Is it always about a technology, or can we benefit from non-technological solutions?
It is hard to find a domain other than circular bioeconomy, that would open up more opportunities for beneficial cooperation between so many people and institutions. It is worth to set yourself in the right place of the value chain, which by definition has no end.
Session leader: Delfina Rogowska