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17 October 12:00 - 18 October 14:30

Study Visit to Brussels on “Polish excellence for sustainable development of Bioeconomy in Europe”

Study Visit on “Polish excellence for sustainable development of Bioeconomy in Europe” will take place in Brussels on 17-18 October.

Agenda:

17th October

12:00 – 13:00 – Networking Lunch
13:00 – 13:45 – Opening session
Artur Orzechowski, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the Kingdom of Belgium
Sebastian Barkowski, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to the EU
Jerzy Buzek, MEP, Chairman of ITRE Committee, former President of the European Parliament
Czesław Siekierski, MEP, Chairman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
Zygmunt Krasiński, Director of the Polish National Contact Point for the EU Research Programmes
13:45 – 15:15 – Polish potential in Bioeconomy
Introduction to Polish strategy for Bioeconomy from governmental and industrial perspective.
Jan Staniłko, Deputy Director, Department of Innovation, Ministry of Economic Development
Tour de table – short self-presentations of participants
15:15 – 16:45 – Coffee Break & MINI BROKERAGE EVENT
Polish and Belgian partners – matchmaking event
16:45 – 18:30 – Bioeconomy opportunities for the European industry
Panel on the role of Bioeconomy in the European R&D&I policies and the opportunities for Polish stakeholders. Industrial cooperation windows under H2020 recommended by EC authorities; EU added value of European thematic initiatives (associations) active in research and development domain.
Tomasz Calikowski, Bio-based Products and Processing Unit, DG RTD/F.2, European Commission
Rob Peters, Head of the Research and Innovation Unit, DG AGRI/B.2, European Commission
Philippe Mengal, Executive Director of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU)
Dirk Carrez, Executive Director of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC)
Stanisław Bielecki, Member of the European Bioeconomy Stakeholders Panel
Aleksandra Małyska, Executive Manager of the European Technology Platform ‘Plants for the Future’
18:30 – 20:30 – Get together and Networking Dinner

18th October

09:30 – 11:30 – HORIZON 2020 and Bioeconomy
Presentation of the Polish Success Stories followed by discussion on the key factors behind them.
Michele Andolfo, Scientist and Project Manager, Selena Labs Sp. z o. o. Coordinator of BIOmotive project.
Artur Bartkowiak, CEO, Center of Bioimmobilisation and Innovative Packaging Materials, Natureef Association
Katarzyna Kaczanowska, Senior Research Manager, Apeiron Synthesis S.A.
Małgorzata Then, CEO, Biotrem Sp. z o.o.
Emil Łężak, General Manager, IZNAB Sp. z o.o.
Stefan Ruyters, Project Coordinator of Horizon2020 Innovation project SuperBIO
11:30 – 12:00 – Coffee Break
12:00 – 13:15 – Poland for European Innovations (in Polish)
National experiences and expectations on the participation of Polish stakeholders in the EU cooperative programmes:
advantages, challenges, opportunities and regional synergies. Session co-chaired by Members of the European
Parliament.
Jadwiga Emilewicz, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Development
Czesław Siekierski, MEP, Chairman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
Katarzyna Tarnawska, Polish Science Contact Agency “PolSCA”
Andrzej Siemaszko, Central and Eastern European Bioregions Platform
13:15 – 13:30 – CONCLUSIONS
13:30 – 14:30 – Networking Lunch

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Start:
17 October 12:00
End:
18 October 14:30

– Embassy of the Republic of Poland to the Kingdom of Belgium, Avenue des Gaulois 29, 1040 Brussels
Avenue des Gaulois 29
Bruksela, 1040 Belgium
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