Monday, 15 July 2013

BIO-TIC Regional Events

During the Autumn the BIO-TIC FP7 project is organising a number of regional workshops throughout Europe. The aim of the BIO-TIC project is to develop an integrated roadmap and action plan for the successful development of industrial biotechnology in Europe. And the workshops are your opportunity to input your thoughts on how to overcome barriers to innovation in industrial biotechnology. 

Input from the workshops will be crucial in helping BIO-TIC develop an action plan which best addresses the needs of European stakeholders in this exciting growth area. Six regional workshops have recently been announced:

Poland: This free one-day workshop discussing issues surrounding the uptake of industrial biotechnology in Poland will be held on Thursday 19 September at Technopark, Łódź and is a satellite event to ‘The Second International Congress on Bioeconomy’ which is happening at Łódź on Friday 20 September. If you are interested in participating, please register online or contact Claire Gray at EuropaBio.

Spain: This free one-day workshop discussing issues surrounding the uptake of industrial biotechnology in Spain will be held on Wednesday 25 September at the Palacio de Congresos de Toledo.

Nordic Countries: This workshop discussing issues surrounding the uptake of industrial biotechnology in Nordic countries will be held on Thursday 3 October at Finlandia-talo, Helsinki.

Germany: This workshop discussing issues surrounding the uptake of industrial biotechnology in Germany will be held on Thursday 10 October in Hannover, Germany.

Italy: This workshop will discuss issues surrounding the uptake of industrial biotechnology in Italy. The workshop will be held on Thursday 24 October in Naples, Italy.

UK and Ireland: This free workshop discussing issues surrounding the uptake of industrial biotechnology in the UK and Ireland will be held on Tuesday 19 November in London.

For more information on the workshop series, please keep an eye on the BIO-TIC project website or contact BIO-TIC coordinator Claire Gray at EuropaBio for more information about registration and the workshop programmes.

What is BIO-TIC?
The BIO-TIC FP7 project is the largest network dedicated to industrial biotechnology and the bioeconomy. Launched in September 2012, BIO-TIC is a three-year project offering “a solutions approach” centred on a solid road mapping exercise involving a broad stakeholder base from industry, knowledge organisations, governments and civil society.

The regional workshops are part of a series of stakeholder workshops that will take place at national and European level to reach a comprehensive view on the solutions BIO-TIC can offer to accelerate market uptake of industrial biotechnology and the development of the bioeconomy. The final aim of the project will be to draw up a blueprint document with a comprehensive set of policy recommendations for overcoming the identified innovation hurdles within a selection of European business and societal opportunities.

You can find out more about the project at the BIO-TIC website and there is an active BIO-TIC Linked-In group that is open to anyone interested in the transformative potential of industrial biotechnology.

The project is coordinated by EuropaBio, where Antoine Peeters is BIO-TIC Project.

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